Membership in Alliance Française de Jackson is required for participation in all classes and conversation groups. All memberships paid in 2022 will be valid through the end of 2023.


Advanced French – Limited Spaces Remaining
This class for advanced speakers is conducted all in French by long-time French professor and native speaker Agnes Man-Bourdon.

Spaces are limited in this class. Please email afdejackson@afjackson.org if you are interested.

Tuesdays, beginning January 24 as the first of six weekly meetings.
2:00-3:30 p.m.
St. Colomb’s Episcopal Church Library, 550 Sunnybrook Road, Ridgeland
Cost: $150.00 for six classes provided that at least five people enroll

Class Topic:
Readings from current events and a main focus on the novel Elle s’appelait Sarah by Tatiana de Rosnay; a brief consideration of troubling grammar points; and discussion. Enrollees should purchase the book in advance.

***Careful: check that the book you are ordering is the French version, not English, not the film version, not an analysis of the book.***  

Sarah’s Key is a historical fiction novel by Franco-British author Tatiana de Rosnay, first published in French in September 2006. Two main parallel plots are followed through the book. The first is that of ten-year-old Sarah Starzynski, a Jewish girl born in Paris, who is arrested with her parents during the Vel’ d’Hiv Roundup. Before they go, she locks her four-year-old brother in a cupboard, thinking the family should be back in a few hours. The second plot follows Julia Jarmond, an American journalist living in Paris, who is asked to write an article in honor of the 60th anniversary of the roundup.


In addition to classes, we also offer three conversation groups, with options appropriate for all levels of French. These groups are all free. Membership in AFJ is required to participate, but we invite guests to visit once or twice before making the decision to join. Two groups are meeting in person and one online. If you would like to receive the link for the Zoom meeting each week, please complete the form below.

La Conversation de Lundi – Advanced Conversation
3:00-4:00 p.m. | Banner Hall/Broadstreet Bakery
For AFJ members only, this group (B2-advanced/fluent levels) meets each Monday in the food court of Northpark Mall. The casual conversation covers a variety of topics.

Le Cercle des Amis – Intermediate/Advanced Conversation
3:00-4:00 p.m. | Whole Foods
For AFJ members only, this group (B1-advanced-fluent levels) meets each Thursday at Whole Foods. The conversation group is free-flowing on a range of topics, including current events, participants’ interests, travel, and French culture.

La Table Française – Conversation for All Levels
3:00-4:30 p.m. | ZOOM
For members only, this group meets online on Saturdays. This conversation group is for members of any level of French. Participants may come and listen or engage in conversation at the level at which they are comfortable. Each meeting is facilitated by fluent French speakers.


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