France has given many words to the English language, including blond, influx, and quatrain —all three of which form the cornerstone for your uncle’s favorite joke. Thank France in its own language with today’s Groupon to Alliance Française de Milwaukee. Choose between the following options:
- For $45, you get admission for two to the 14th Annual Fête du Beaujolais Nouveau on Thursday, November 17, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (up to a $90 value).
- For $49, you get $150 toward French classes. This Groupon is not valid for private lessons, and course materials are not included.<p>
Alliance Française de Milwaukee promotes the spread of French language and culture with a Rhone River’s worth of classes and events. With today’s deal, libation-lovers can ride a giant grape over to the Intercontinental Hotel for the yearly Fête du Beaujolais Nouveau, which extols Georges Duboeuf’s harvest wine. Guests from Radio Milwaukee and Taste of Milwaukee provide the sounds and tastes for the bash, including bites from tapas hotspot La Merenda and Le Rêve Patisserie and Café. For eye candy, artists, sponsored by Art Milwaukee complete the event’s cultural thread by painting in real time throughout the evening, allowing vino-sippers to observe and Bob Ross’ spirit to smile.
During the Alliance’s year-round French-class sessions, courses abound for students of beginner and intermediate levels ($335). Trade witticisms during the conversation classes ($265), ideal for practicing phrases such as “Where is the bathroom?” and “I understood everything you said about me to that other waiter,” or add a charming flair to baby babbling through children’s courses ($205). Prospective students can peruse Alliance Française de Milwaukee’s current class offerings and policies before scheduling. Classes occur during the day, at night, and on weekends.
Alliance Française de Milwaukee
French, of course, for French Alliance of Milwaukee, Alliance Française de Milwaukee transplants the culture and language of the French-speaking world to the city's Lake Michigan shores. Several teachers help students learn the smooth, mellifluous language even if they weren't born with a Frenchman's velvet tongue, and a variety of events commemorate French history, from the joyous summer hours of Bastille Day to the annual release of the beaujolais nouveau wine each fall.