Workshops and conferences

 FRENCH PAINTING FROM THE RENAISSANCE TO TODAY


   Please REGISTER AT LEAST 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE by calling The French Class at (415) 362-3666

Presented in French by Laurence Delahaye
Best for Levels 5 to 8; Teenagers are encouraged to attend.
$29

The same conference is offered two times at The French Class:

Wednesday, December 5th from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 8th from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.

Join us for this presentation in French for art lovers, students of French, francophiles and francophones. Discover the characteristics of 13 art movements and learn how to identify them through the study of various paintings. 

 JEWS IN THE KINGDOM OF FRANCE (PART II)


Please REGISTER AT LEAST 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE by calling The French Class at (415) 362-3666

Présenté en français par Renée Morel
Best for Levels 6 to 8
$25 per conference 

The same conference will be offered three times:

Tuesday, December 11th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 13th from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 15th from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Since the First Crusade, Jews were persecuted and periodically expelled from France by successive rulers. However, because popes granted them asylum on their pontifical estates in Provence, the Comtat Venaissin, important Jewish communities, with their own traditions, grew in the towns of Avignon, Orange and Carpentras. In the 16th and 17th Centuries, the conquest of Alsace provided Jewish families with opportunities for new settlements. The Age of Enlightenment also proved to be more tolerant toward the Jewish community and a synagogue was founded in Paris in 1770. True acceptance, though, only came with the French Revolution.

 LES TROIS NATIVITES


Please REGISTER AT LEAST 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE by calling The French Class at (415) 362-3666

Présenté en français par Renée Morel
Best for Levels 6 to 8
$25 per conference 

The same conference will be offered three times:

Tuesday, December 18th from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 20th from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 22nd from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

We know that everything comes in threes in our Western culture: the Holy Trinity, the three Magi, the three Graces, Noah’s three sons, and the corresponding three known continents, even three blind mice. Similarly, there isn’t one Nativity, but three. While the word usually refers to the Birth of Jesus as related in the Gospel stories, Christians also celebrate the Nativity of the Virgin Mary and the Nativity of John the Baptist because all three births partake of the miraculous. Come and look at an amazing array of Nativity scenes and see how they encode a multiplicity of meanings in their iconography.

  PRONUNCIATION WORKSHOP FOR BEGINNERS


Please REGISTER AT LEAST 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE by calling The French Class at (415) 362-3666

Presented by Dominique Brémond
Best for beginners, Levels 1 to 5
$59, or $49 if you sign up before December 15, 2018
Saturday, December 29th from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

This workshop will present a clear and easy system to understand, reproduce and remember French sounds.

Call to sign up for a class (415) 362-3666