Alliance Française de Nashville offers many opportunities to practice French outside the classroom. Check also our cultural events for even more opportunities.

Balade Bavarde
(March through October)

This event is designed to give French speakers of any level the opportunity to explore some of Nashville’s many parks and practice French conversation at the same time. In the case of rain or temperatures below 40 degrees, this group postpones its meeting until the following month.

Open to all.

In-person (location shared by email).

1st Sunday each month from March to October, from 11 a.m.

Cercle de Conversation

Cercle de Conversation is free for AFN members of any level of French. 

Join this group whether you want to use your French with other French speakers, socialize with fellow francophones or improve and practice your speaking in a supportive environment.

For AFN members and francophone visitors to Nashville. (Non-members may attend twice before becoming members.)

Currently held virtually.

Each Saturday, from 11 a.m. to noon.

Happy Hours

Gather with fellow lovers of all things French and discuss a wide range of different subjects, including French and French-speaking cultures, news and current affairs.

We offer two happy hours, tailored to your level of French and/or preference.

Franglais Happy Hour

While French speakers of any level are welcome to attend, this event is designed for beginners, people who have a handful of French words and expressions and are looking for a no-pressure place to try them out and learn more.

French is encouraged, but participants are welcome to switch to English when they get stuck. A more advanced French speaker is present to answer questions and help with pronunciation.

In-person (location shared via email).

2nd and 4th Wednesday each month, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

French Happy Hour

This is the perfect opportunity for those wanting to practice conversational French, which is the only language permitted during our time together.

It’s casual and fun. One person helps another. Nonmembers are welcome to join us.

In-person (location shared via email).

1st and 3rd Thursday each month, from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Join us to speak and live French!

Cercle de Lecture

French book club organized for advanced speakers to fluent/native speakers of French. Attendees discuss the book of the month (available through our AFN Library) that they have read and express their opinions, likes, dislikes, etc.

Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky (January 2023, date TBA)

January 21, 2023 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm CST
More information or RSVP here.

Les Vieilles by Pascale Gautier

November 26 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm CST
More information or RSVP here.

Maudits Sauvages by Bernard Clavel

October 22 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
More information or RSVP here.

Chaleur du Sang by Irene Nemirovsky

September 17 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
More information or RSVP here.

Au bonheur des ogres, par Daniel Pennac

June 18 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
More information or RSVP here.

Les trois femmes du Consul, par Jean-Christophe Rufin

May 21 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
More information or RSVP here.

Tous les hommes n’habitent pas le monde de la même façon, par Jean Paul Dubois

April 16 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
More information or RSVP here.

Le radiateur d’appoint, par Alex Lutz

March 19 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
More information or RSVP here.

Proust Book Group (in English)

March 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CST
Thursday, March 10, 2021 2pm PST / 3pm MST / 4pm CST / 5pm EST Alliance Française de Greenwich In E...

Le pays des autres, par Leïla Slimani

February 19 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm CST
More information or RSVP here.

La Première Gorgée de bière et autres plaisirs minuscules by Philippe Delerm

January 15 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm CST
NOTE: Proof of vaccination is required for this event. Submit yours here.

Au petit bonheur la chance de Aurélie Valognes

July 16, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm CDT

Le fils de Michel Rostain

June 18, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm CDT

Une fois sept de Claude Michelet

May 21, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm CDT

Un garçon singulier de Philippe Grimbert

April 15, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm CDT

Lennon de David Foenkinos

March 19, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm CDT

L’archipel du chien de Philippe Claudel

February 19, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm CST

Le Fantôme de la rue Royale de Jean-François Parot

January 26, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm CST

Soeurs chocolat de Catherine Velle

November 27, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm CST

Le Passager de la pluie de Sébastien Japrisot

October 23, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm CDT

La tresse de Laetitia Colombani

September 18, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm CDT

In partnership with the Federation of Alliances Françaises USA: One Book One Federation.

The Federation’s One Book One Federation program supports French literacy throughout the United States. By encouraging the reading of one book by all chapters during a single year, the Federation is able to assist in the creation of a reading guide and encourage the formation of reading groups. Each year our committee selects a well-written, engaging book that will appeal to Alliance Française members and students.

2022: Tous les hommes n’habitent pas le monde de la même façon by Jean-Paul Dubois
2022: Nos richesses by Kaouther Adimi

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