All classes are currently taking place online via Zoom. When we reopen, students will have the option of finishing their class online or in-person.
Events in Los Angeles
Come and join our fun, culturally-savvy events throughout the year – art shows, film screenings, wine tastings and everything in between!
While the backyard parties we organized in our former Williamsburg space in Brooklyn were legendary, we plan to continue the tradition in our new L.A space! We celebrate our French cultural heritage by hosting parties for such annual events as Bastille Day and Mardi Gras, but sometimes Coucou parties are just an excuse to get together and meet classmates, teachers and students of other levels in a casual setting!
Upcoming Coucou Events:
Introduction to French conversation
Imagine you’re in Provence, sitting sur la terrasse, as the Sun sets and the sounds of the cicadas drift in from the fields. You’re gathered with friends around a small table, speaking French. You might not catch every joke or sentence, but the rosé helps loosen you up enough to say a few things, and you find yourself learning so much, so fast. Little phrases, idioms or new words. And the cultural references help you follow along even better.
Get exclusive insights into the language!
The purpose is to allow students, even those just beginning, to speak and learn the language from an informal situation where we talk about French culture – music, books, and film – as well as the French way of life.
And needless to say, Kalyane will come with plenty of recommendations for lovers of French culture – things you watch and read to keep learning on your own.
FRIDAY, MAY 22nd – 6PM – 7:30PM (sign up here)
FRIDAY, MAY 29th – 6PM – 7:30PM (sign up here)
* This workshop will be held on Zoom *
JE PIGE QUE DALLE!
Wondering what this means? This workshop is for you!
Forget textbooks. Come learn to speak French the way French people actually speak. French Slang is very rarely taught, and yet, it’s a very important – if not crucial – part of the language. Being able to understand it and use it will make a tremendous difference in your social interactions with French people. It will also allow you to enjoy French movies and series like never before!
In this workshop, we’ll learn what “argot” (slang) consists of and how to use it through videos, interactive games and quizzes. Alors, ramène ta fraise ! and discover a whole new world of words, expressions and humor à la française.
* This class will take place online via the video conference platform ZOOM *
Saturday, May 30th – 4pm-6pm (PST)
Join us for the first edition of the Coucou book club!
Introducing one of France’s most famous tales : “Le Petit Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
Hosted by our teacher Cynthia, the Coucou Book Club will take a closer look at some famous characters and quotes. This masterpiece creates deep philosophical refections for kids as well as for adults which we will approach and discuss in French.
You will be given keys to unlock the deep meaning of this story, as well as an opportunity to debate and chat in French.
The book club will run over the course of 4 Saturday Sessions from June 6th to June 27th, 4pm to 6pm.
* This workshop will take place on Zoom *