Do you speak French?  Would you like to get together with OLLI Members once a month (or so) and chat in French for an hour or so?  If so, the French Conversation SIG might be right for you.  There is a wide range of French fluency within the group, ranging from French mother tongue speakers through to people trying to  revive their HS French skills.  Some knowledge is required, you would want to be able to participate in the discussions to get the most out of the group.  

In non-COVID times we meet in local cafés and sample their coffee and croissants while chatting, but nowadays, Zoom seems to work pretty well for our meetings.

Check below to see details of our upcoming schedule.  Other proposed topics include reviewing a French movie or TV show, discussing French poetry and holding a virtual auction on French treasures and trips (you would have to say why you are interested in order to place a bid).

Please contact Monica Sinclair for more details or additional information about the French SIG.



March 2021 Meeting - March 18th at 5.30pm

French Wines in French


Wine Tasting with Xavier Letteron ( Nejaimes Senior Associate, Wine buyer, Events planner) on Zoom

The tasting with feature 2 wines:

White wine: 

Patrice Colin, Coteaux du Vendômois Blanc Vieilles Vignes (2019)

Red Wine:


Patrice Colin, Coteaux du Vendômois Pierre Francois (2018)

The cost for this session, including the 2 bottles of wine will be $47.28 payable to Nejaimes who will supply the wine and organize this event.


This event is open to all OLLI Members, however some knowledge of French is desirable since the presentation and discussion will take place primarily in that language. Contact Monica Sinclair for more details or additional information about this event.


April 2021 Meeting  - Date TBA

Short Stories by Montaigne


We will be reading and discussing short stories by Michel de Montaigne.  Texts and translations will be supplied.  

Please contact Steve Gleason for more information



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