Bordeaux-USA provides to residents of Gironde the opportunity to share Franco-American friendship, culture and ideas through English-speaking events and our Library in the heart of Bordeaux. We can try for FREE to take part in one talk (Thursday evening 7:00 pm) OR one conversation hour (see 'Practice your English' tab).
The President's June Newsletter
you don't know Bordeaux-USA and would like to discover it, feel free to
come to one of our events once or twice on any given Thursday (doors
open at 6:30). We will answer all your questions after which you can
decide if you'd like to become a member of our association.
A Note from the President
have to admit...Summer is my favorite season. For me, it's time to be
outdoors more often and to indulge in a bit of a slower pace. However,
this month we're still busy at Bordeaux-USA creating some exciting
events to celebrate our 50th Anniversary. Like our...
AnnualIndependenceDayPicnic on Sunday, June 30th.
This picnic will be a special event in partnership with Bordeaux So Good at le Jardin Publique. Invite your friends & family to this great American tradition! You've already received an email with more details. Here's the link to sign up:
have a look below at our upcoming Thursday evenings to check out some
presentations that will give you a chance to travel, learn and sing!
I look forward to seeing you soon!
June, July & August Meetings & Activities
Presentations every Thursday ~ Doors open at 6:30 pm. Meetings start at 7:00 pm
Thursday, June 6th- It's the first-Thursday-of-the-month and that means a POTLUCK DINNER! Please bring a dish and some drinks to share.If you are unable to bring some food or drink, we ask that you bring a 10€ donation.
Thursday, June 13th - Our members Armelle & Andrée will give a presentation on their recent trip to Japan.
We can travel to the East with all the fun and without the jet lag! Did
you know that the standard way of saying “hello” in Japanese is
“konnichiwa,” but there are actually several Japanese phrases used to
greet someone? Join us to find our more.
Thursday, June 20th -
5:00-6:15 - Join us for the first French Book Group meeting to discuss La Place by Annie Ernaux.
You don't have to have read the book to join in the discussion. We'll
do our best to practice our French...or at least our Franglais!
7:00 - Nirina Ralantoaritsimba will give Part 2 of her talk about Frederick Douglass: The First Self-Made Man.
Nirina is a linguist with a PhD in French literature.
She taught French in the suburbs of Paris, in the Ecole Pratique
des Hautes Etudes and in the Sorbonne branch in Abu Dhabi.Totally
dedicated to her artistic creativity, Nirina uses a broad range of
mediums: calligraphy, painting, drawing, cinema, music, meditation, and
writing. Join us this evening to find out more.
Thursday, June 27th - House Concert with Andy Jeffries, Anne-Sophie Maurin and Bob. As
many of you know, Andy is a British singer and guitarist who now lives
in the lovely city of Bordeaux. He has been performing around the
Chartrons area for over five years. He and his fellow musicians have
graciously volunteered to give us another chance to enjoy their mix of
English and American songs of the Sixties, with songs from the Folk,
Pop, Blues and Rock genres. Anne-Sophie is on flute and vocals, and his
American buddy Bob, playing the Roland. Maybe that cool bass player with
the sunglasses will join them as well. Be there or be square!
Sunday, June 30th
AnnualIndependenceDayPicnic Click the link below to Sign up TODAY!
Thursday, July 4th - It's the first-Thursday-of-the-month and that means a POTLUCK DINNER! If you haven't left on vacation, please bring a dish and some drinks to share.If you are unable to bring some food or drink, we ask that you bring a 10€ donation.
Sunday, July 14th - Bastille Day - 7:30 - 11:30 pm. If you're still not away on holiday, come and share a Potluck/Apero at the Association with your fellow Bordeaux-USA members & friends, then saunter out to les Quais and watch the fireworks to celebrate Bastille Day!
Thursday, August 1st - It's the first-Thursday-of-the-month and that means a POTLUCK DINNER! If you're in between vacations, please bring a dish and some drinks to share.If you are unable to bring some food or drink, we ask that you bring a 10€ donation.
REMINDER:Thursday, September 5th - Vive La Rentrée! Join us for our first Potluck Dinner of the 2019-20 season. More details near the end of August.
English Conversation Groups
For English Language Learners
“Everyone smiles in the same language.” ~ Anonymous So come share a smile and improve your language skills. Everyone is welcome to try out your first group for FREE!
Every MONDAYfrom 6:30 - 8:00 pm.
LAST GROUP for 2018-19: JUNE 24th. Contact Rebekah for details.
will be facilitating a conversation group.If you are thinking about
joining us during a school holiday or public holiday, please contact
Rebekah first to be sure that there will be a lesson.
LAST GROUP for 2018-19: JUNE 18th. Contact Kathryn for details.
be facilitating a conversation group that will help you improve your
speaking & listening skills through open discussion based on the
interests of the participants supported by a variety of multimedia tools
(videos/songs…) along with a light sprinkling of grammar and etymology
just for the fun of it. (There is the possibility of also meeting during
Every WEDNESDAY(except NO GROUP on June 5th & 12th.) from 6:30 - 8:00 pm.
LAST GROUP for 2018-19: JUNE 26th. Contact Simone for details.
Simone Raskin facilitates this group where you will talk a lot, listen, write a little, play games and have fun while improving your English.
is a Franco-Brazilian expat who has decided to come back to live in
Bordeaux. She is a certified English teacher with a TEFL certificate who
loves literature, movies, art and enjoys the good things in life.
For further information please contact Simone at 06 01 06 96 71 or by email:email@example.com
FEES FOR ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP 5 sessions for 35 euros
10 sessions for 70 euros
1 session 9 euros
French Conversation Group
For French Language Learners
“Everyone smiles in the same language.” ~ Anonymous
So come share a smile and improve your language skills!
Everyone is welcome to try out your first group for FREE!
Every TUESDAY :
Hélène deWitte Mesnage
will be facilitating FRENCH conversation groups that will help you
learn and improve your speaking & listening skills on a variety of
topics. Talking, listening, reading & writing...sprinkle in a little
pinch of grammar & you've got the perfect recipe for improving your
French language skills.
11:00 am - 12:30 pm: Intermediate Group 1:45 - 3:15 pm: Beginners Group
LAST GROUPS for 2018-19: JUNE 25th. Contact Hélène for details.
FEES FOR FRENCH CONVERSATION GROUP 5 sessions for 35 euros
10 sessions for 70 euros
1 session 9 euros
In English & French: If
you love reading and talking about what you read, join our Book Groups
for lively and stimulating discussions. In general we read and discuss 6
books a year.
For more details about the English Book Group contact Danièle Meriot at firstname.lastname@example.org .
For more details about the French Book Group contact Concetta Antonelli-Lapeyre at email@example.com .
Open Free Discussion (OFD) If
you love talking about anything you can imagine then this Discussion
Group is for you. We invite those of you with a good level of English to
join us for this lively exchange of Franco-American culture &
language facilitated by native English speakers. In general we meet
Thursdays 5:30-6:30 pm. For more details contact Danièle Meriot at firstname.lastname@example.org .
You have 2 Options to register as a new member or renew your membership:
It will take you to the HelloAssoc page to pay online with a credit card. You will still need to complete a Bulletin d'Adhesion online!
2. Click the button below to register as a new member or renew your membership. (You'll be taken to a PDF document to print and complete. **Give it a second to open** Please return to Bordeaux-USA with your membership dues.