Conferences and workshops

 GUILLOTINE GOTHIC : LES CIMETIERES DE LA REVOLUTION


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A conference in French presented by Renée Morel
$25

The same conference will be offered three times at The French Class:

Tuesday, October 29th, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 31st, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 2nd, from 10:30 p.m. to 12:00 p.m.

What happened to the thousands of Revolution victims in Paris? If the cemeteries used to bury them have disappeared, one, however, has survived the Revolutionary turmoil: the historical— and private—cimetière de Picpus, whose land was acquired by aristocratic families decimated by the Great Terror of 1794. Come and discover the history of these memorial places most tourists and even Parisians have never heard about.

 ANTHONY VAN DYCK: PAINTER OF THE ARISTOCRACY


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A conference in French presented by Renée Morel
$25

The same conference will be offered three times at The French Class:

Tuesday, November 5th, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 7th, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 9th, from 10:30 p.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Trained at the age of fourteen by Rubens, who soon called him his best student, Antoon van Dyck (1599-1641) eventually became the leading court painter of England under the name Anthony van Dyke. While, like his contemporaries, he painted Biblical and mythological subjects, he was most famous for his portraits of the aristocracy. Indeed, his outstanding draftsmanship and the exquisite relaxed elegance he imparted to his subjects made him the dominant influence in portraiture for the next 150 years.

 CULTURAL DIFFERENCES


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A conference in French presented by Thierry Régnier
$29

The same conference will be offered twice at The French Class:

Wednesday, November 20th, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 23rd, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The differences and similarities between French and American cultures are many and they define the country's language, architecture, clothing, cuisine, religion, and its customs. Although they are only a stone's throw across the Atlantic Ocean, France and the USA are like night and day

 LEONARDO DA VINCI: FROM MILAN TO AMBOISE


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A conference presented by Céline Glon.
$29

The same conference will be offered twice at The French Class, once in English and once in French:

Monday, December 2nd, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. In English
Wednesday, December 4th, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. In French

Come explore the fascinating works of Leonardo Da Vinci, a genius man at the height of the Renaissance period. Discover some of his lesser known personality traits and intriguing contradictions. Finally, we’ll discuss how the artist was able to work with French King Francis 1st during his last years in France.

 2-HOUR CONVERSATION MARATHON


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$49

The same marathon will be offered three times at The French Class:

Saturday, December 7th, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Levels 4 & 5
Saturday, December 14th, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Intermediate & Advanced

What is a French conversation marathon?
It is an opportunity to speak French for 2 hours with another student of your same level on topics you enjoy discussing with your friends: food, art, shopping, movies, and so much more, with the topics and vocabulary we provide on hand outs. Just speaking while a teacher is listening and guiding you. At the end of the day, you will receive an email with the vocabulary and corrections that came up during the conversation. Please call us at (415) 362-3666 for more information and to register.

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