Friday Night French Classes


If you’ve always dreamed of sipping a glass of French wine and exclaiming things like, “la vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin,” (life is too short to drink bad wine), you’re definitely going to want to sign up for free French lessons on Friday nights at Rochambeau. Starting on Friday, November 4th, you can head to the Hynes-adjacent brassiere at 6:00pm for their Friday French Lessons Series with teacher Madame Erin Foley, who has several years of experience teaching both conversational and AP French.

Each week throughout the month you’ll gather for a meet and greet, then have a seat to explore topics such as “Bonjour vs. Bonsoir” (see the full list of classes below), with the aim of learning the basic language skills you’ll need to tackle any situation. There is no charge for the classes and everyone is welcome, just be sure to register with Eventbrite (space is limited).

The full Rochambeau menu will be available to order a la carte, so you can enjoy a glass or two of Beaujolais and a charcuterie and cheese board while you practice your vowels, or make it a dinner date and order entrees and a bottle of vin rouge (that’s red wine — see? you’re already learning!). For questions about classes give the restaurant a call at 617.247.0400, and keep your eye on their Happenings page for any schedule changes and additions.

Friday French Lessons Series
November 2022 Free Classes

Friday November 4th [6:00-8:00pm]
Class Title:
Bonjour vs. Bonsoir
Summary: Bonjour vs. Bonsoir – Join us on a conversational journey as the day, becomes night, will you know the right things to say…? Learn introductions including how to state your name, ask how someone is doing and how to say what you do for work in French.

Friday November 11th [6:00 – 8:00pm]
Class Title:
Dinner with Friend
Summary: Let’s go out for a dinner in France. We’ll teach you how to order, how to ask for the check, general restaurant etiquette.

Friday November 18th [6:00 – 8:00pm]
Class Title:
Putting Yourself Out There
Summary: Learn how to get around the city, take an Uber, grab a cab, take the Paris Métro, get directions and read the basic signs!

Friday November 25th [6:00 – 8:00pm]
Class Title:
Summary: Let’s find love. Learn how to take that big step and ask people out on dates, common pickup lines and how to address people properly and not offend.

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