4 Fridays, 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Location: OUTDOORS, in various parts of the Portland peninsula. We will send details/directions to registered participants. Ample parking will be available on the street and… no parking fees at this time of day.
Moderator: Valerie Guillet
Price: No fee but online registration is required.
Dates: July 9th, July 23rd, August 6th, and August 27th
Let’s meet outdoors!
It’s been a long year and while we have welcomed the opportunity to meet weekly, from the comfort of our homes via Zoom since March of 2020, summer feels like an opportune time to bring our French language community back together while remaining cautious and keeping everyone safe.
We have opted to have only a few gatherings this summer — rather than weekly ones — but we will meet outside on the specific dates indicated below. Only in case of inclement weather (rain) will the meeting be held online using the usual Zoom link (sign up below to request it).
Beginning through advanced speakers are welcome and you do not need to be enrolled in a class with us to participate. Those of you who have been coming with regularity know that an extra hour of conversational practice outside of class, during which any and all topics can surface, is a great way to improve your ability to understand spoken French and communicate when put on the spot.
Please keep in mind that this is not a structured “class” but rather a social gathering during which the only requirement is that you be willing to speak French only as we assist you when needed to keep the conversation flowing. (If you want to read about how we structure our “regular” gathering — regular meaning pre-pandemic — please visit the Petit Déjeuner du Vendredi page.)
For our outdoor gatherings, we we will not provide food/coffee but encourage you to feel free to bring your own.
Last but not least, we will assume that you have been fully vaccinated or will be wearing a mask and/or keeping “social distances” to ensure everyone’s safety. However, this will be managed entirely on the honor system so we ask kindly that you respect the concerns of those who remain vulnerable due to unrelated health issues. Thank you!
We look forward to seeing you at breakfast very soon! Please get in touch by email if you have any questions.