Fostering cultural, intellectual, artistic and friendly exchanges between the French-speaking world and our local and regional communities.

News (Blog)

Our blog is a nice place to find information about our organization. Members can post new blogs or add comments on existing blog. Try it, it's easy! The information posted needs to be related to our organization. Members can now upload photo albums by editing their profiles. Try it!
  • 20 Feb 2013 2:17 PM | Anonymous member
    The Art Institute of Chicago is presenting a major exhibition, Picasso and Chicago, which features more than 250 works selected from the museum's own exceptional holdings and from private collections throughout Chicago.  The exhibition runs from February 20th through May 12th.  There are many other cultural presentations in conjunction with this exhibit including seminars for teachers of French.  Check for more information and details at:
  • 17 Feb 2013 9:16 PM | Anonymous member
    Check out the BSC News on-line magazine: art, literature, philosophy, music, theater, etc.  It is an excellent production.
  • 06 Feb 2013 1:33 PM | Anonymous member
    Educational opportunities, classes, concours, etc.
  • 01 Feb 2013 5:13 PM | Anonymous member
    Here is the latest posting from the French Consulate in Chicago of the schedule of upcoming cultural activities of interest to Francophiles.  I suspect you are one!  Though many of these events are in Chicago (only a 3-1/2 hour drive and a great place to spend a few days) they can also be found in South Bend, Ann Arbor, Louisville, Cincinnati, and other Midwestern cities.  If you happen to be in another town in February or March, check out the site and you just might find something of interest scheduled during your visit!  Visual arts, music, and this time a number of events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Elysee Treaty between France and Germany are to be presented.
  • 26 Jan 2013 2:59 PM | Anonymous member
    Here is something for you Twitter users: 
  • 26 Jan 2013 9:19 AM | Anonymous member
    Sent in by Georgeann Brown.  What do you think?
  • 26 Jan 2013 8:37 AM | Anonymous member
    If you are hibernating this winter maybe you would like an excuse to be out and about.  There are many French films to be seen in the Midwest, many in Chicago. But you can also enjoy French films in Detroit AND Kalamazoo!

    To find out what is showing and when and where, check out this website where you can even view movie trailers:

    Don't forget our own Vendredi Cinema. The price is right

  • 21 Jan 2013 10:50 AM | Anonymous member
    My French Film is the first worldwide online film festival.

    The concept :
    Subtitles in 12 languages : 20 films in competition : 10 features and 10 shorts.

    4 awards : public prize (thanks to your vote), international press prize (10 journalists around the world), Social network prize (100 people from Facebook) and Jury's prize (with Michel Hazanavicius as a president and 4 famous directors from different countries) .

    All the winning films will be broadcast in all the Air France planes for 9 month.

    A lot of surprises, exclusive interviews, goodies, free movies, and more...

    1,3 millions of film viewings last year in 3 weeks. Do it better!

    One place :

  • 20 Jan 2013 12:53 PM | Anonymous member
    This site has 2,000 common expressions in there English forms and the French version.  You can access them and practice them for free!  Check it out!
  • 18 Jan 2013 2:30 PM | Anonymous member
    Upcoming French cultural activities and events to be presented in the midwestern states are noted in the January issue of "French Culture in the Midwest"   Activities and presentations include photo contests, student writing contests, educational opportunities, conferences, cinema, etc.  Check it out!
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The mission of the Alliance Française de Toledo is to foster cultural, intellectual, artistic and friendly exchanges between the French-speaking world and our local and regional communities.

We accomplish our mission by providing a center with classes and resources for the study of French language and culture and by organizing, promoting, and enjoying cultural, intellectual, and artistic celebrations and social events.
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