French class

Wednesday November 25 at 6pm | Zoom

Based on survey results, we are offering a free trial class at the intermediate level, taught by our Second Vice-President Melody Pao. We will talk about trips we would like to make, using the conditional. If you would like to participate, please RSVP to Melody directly.


Café Conversation

Tuesday November 3, 10am | Zoom

Venez bavarder avec nous / come chat with us! Thank you to AF Director Christian Dreyer for hosting this event. If you’d like to attend, please contact Christian directly

Cercle du livre

Sunday November 8 and November 22 at 4pm | Zoom

A warm thank you to Director Jocelyne Muson who will be hosting the event! If you’d like to attend, please contact Jocelyne.

Books : Contes du lundi by Alphonse Daudet




Lunch chez Bechler

Thursday November 19, 1pm | Zoom

Thank you to Director Christian Dreyer, who will be hosting this event. If you’d like to attend, please contact Christian directly.


Film Night

Sunday November 15 at 4pm | Zoom

Film: Le Chef

Synopsis: A veteran chef faces off against his restaurant group’s new CEO, who wants to the establishment to lose a star from its rating in order to bring in a younger chef who specializes in molecular gastronomy.

NB: Because we cannot gather together to watch the film, the soirée ciné event will be conducted as follows. Before the event, you can watch the film on Amazon Prime at your convenience. Then, we will meet at 4pm the day-of to discuss the film over Zoom. A warm thank you to Director Pascale Richards-Deliens, who will facilitate the discussion. Details about how to join us will be shared via email closer to the event date.


Fête Nationale

Sunday July 12 at noon | Zoom

In place of our annual picnic at Via Paraiso to celebrate the French National Holiday, we will be holding a celebration online! On the agenda: a trivia game and/or mini-presentation about French history, opportunities to share memories about the July 14 holiday, and a sing-along of the Marseillaise. We hope to see you there! If you’d like to join us, please RSVP to Melody Pao.


Due to the exceptional circumstances surrounding the current shelter-in-place order, many regular Alliance Française de la Péninsule de Monterey events have been canceled, however the following events are now being held via Zoom: the Cercle du Livre, Café-Conversation, Apéro-Conversation, and Lunch chez Bechler (see Bulletin for details). Please join us if you can!

Mini conversations

If you are missing our monthly conversations, we propose mini-conversations! We can still speak French with each other via telephone, zoom, or whatever format you are comfortable with. Contact Nicole Chupka at nikki.chupka@gmail to get a conversation partner. In the email, leave (a) your name; (b) approximate level of French; (c) modes of communication (Zoom, telephone, Skype, and so on) that you are comfortable with. The more people who sign up, the more conversation partners we can match up!

Happy Hour

Wednesday November 11, 5:30-6:30pm | Zoom

A big thank you to Director Nicole Chupka who will be hosting this event. Details about how to join us will be shared via email closer to the event date. BYOB!