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FRENCHJ A NCOURSES & EVENTS UARY-JUNE 2015

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ABOUT THE ALLIANCE FRANรงAISE DE CANBERRA A RECOGNIsED FRENCH ASSOCIATION

Founded in 1943, the Alliance Franรงaise de Canberra is a not-for-profit organisation incorporated in the ACT. Member of the Alliance Franรงaise network, it has built its actions and reputation on the quality of its teaching and training programmes, in a multicultural environment which promotes exchanges, respect and conviviality.

NATIVE & EXPERIENCED FRENCH TEACHERS

A team of qualified native French instructors equipped with the latest IT teaching tools and training, who encourage active student participation.

FLEXIBLE AND MODERN COURSES

A variety of French courses for children, teenagers and adults paced to suit your needs and levels. The most adapted and up-to-date technology for your class as well as modern textbooks with the latest communicative methods.

CULTURAL ACTIVITIES & EVENTS Wide range of activities and events, access to our resource centre with resources organised by level.

A FRIENDLY LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

A personal follow up from day 1: a placement test to help you determine your level in French, a specific attention to your needs from your teacher and the school in limited classes size (9 to 16 students).

AN EXAM CENTRE

The only exam centre for internationally recognised French language proficiency certifications (DELF & DALF) in Canberra. %

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Alliance Française a getaway to France Thinking of VISITING France for a holiday?

The Alliance Française is the best place to prepare your trip. Here you don’t only learn French: you are immersed in the French culture!

Our Cafés Région

Discover... Share an exquisite dinner while exploring the culture and traditions of a region of France.

Because you can’t learn about French culture without delicious food, a Chef teaches you about French cuisine!

French cooking classes

Beginner French classes especially designed for the needs of travellers: learn to ask for a coffee, directions and good baguettes!

We organise your stay in France, including accommodation and French classes!

The French for Travellers course

Our linguistic stays

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FRENCH COURSES adults

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Best selling

REGULAR

DAY

2hrs/week over 10 weeks

Beginner FRENCH FOR TRAVELLERS

2hrs/week over 10 weeks

INTENSIVE

4hrs/week over 10 weeks

SATURDAY EXPRESS

Once a week between Monday & Thursday

TIME

FEES

10am-12pm 6-8pm

$365

Monday & Wednesday or Tuesday &Thursday

4hrs/week over 5 weeks - Saturday Starts at the beginning and at mid-term! Don’t miss it!

Term 1

Term 2

2/02 to 11/04

27/04 to 4/07

Term 3

20/07 to 26/09

Private tuition

$685

6-8pm

instead of $730

$365: 5 weeks 9am-1pm

$685: 10 weeks instead of $730

Beginn course er availa s ble ev term! ery

Term 4

12/10 to 19/12

FRENCH “à LA CARTE”! Courses adapted to your own needs and objectives.

$365

6-8pm

Private groups

Learn with friends or in a small group.

Number of hours

1 to 6

7 to12

13 to 20

21+

Number of persons

2

3

4

5

6

7

Hourly fee

$80

$76

$72

$69

Hourly fee / pers

$47

$36

$31

$28

$25

$22

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FRENCH WORKSHOPS adult

You want to work on a specific skill? You want to complete your class with something different? Workshops are what you are looking for!

Level

Rhythm

DAY & time

FEES

ALL

1 hour / week over 10 weeks

Monday 5-6pm

$190

A1 or A2

1 hour / week over 10 weeks

A1 Tuesday, A2 Wednesday 5-6pm

$190

A2 or B1 or B2

2 hours / week over 10 weeks

A2 Tue, B1 Wed, B2 Thurs 6-8pm

$365

2 hours / week over 10 weeks

Wednesday 6-8pm

$365

2 hours / week over 10 weeks

Wednesday 10am - 12pm

$365

2 hours / week over 10 weeks

Monday 6-8pm

$365

PRONUNCIATION Play with language and learn how to pronounce any French word by focusing on phonetics and intonation!

GRAMMAR Reinforce your grammar skills and gain autonomy by practising in real life situations.

Best selling

Conversation

Discuss French culture and current topics using French press clippings and videos.

Français par l’actualité

NEW !

Learn and practice French while following TV5 MONDE A2&B1 news and working on different topics every week.

BREAKFAST CLUB A great opportunity to write and read with a focus on B2&C1 conversation while enjoying a delicious breakfast!

PERFECTIONNEMENT Discuss art, culture and history in a friendly atmosphere while dealing with more complex grammatical structures.

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B2&C1

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YOU ARE A FRENCH TEACHER FOR YOU

Training courses in partnership with the ETD Conversation classes during the breaks DELF & DALF diplomas Pedagogic kits and resources

FOR YOUR FRENCH pupils Visit the Alliance: your students will meet native French speakers and interact with them. • Quizzes on French culture and/or language • French or francophone film workshops • Interviewing French speakers • Language, culture and cooking workshops • Pétanque! • French breakfast or “goûter” • Lunch by a French Chef living in Canberra

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CONCOURS GEORGES VINCENT

Since 1973, the Alliance Française de Canberra has run the Concours George Vincent for ACT students learning French as a foreign language and francophone students. The Concours awarded prizes to the best students from Years 8 to 12. This contest allows students to demonstrate their skills and rewards their hard work in learning French. Please contact Florence Finel at: afc.georgevincent@gmail.com

ALLIANCE FRANCAISE FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL Movies are presented with teaching kits for French teachers. Enrol before the start of the Festival and receive your kits! Films screened in 2015: Asterix: the mansions of the gods, (Year 7 - Year 10), Les vacances du petit Nicolas (Grade 5&6, Year 7 - Year 10), Les Moomins sur la riviera (Preps - Grade 6), Il était une forêt (Year 11 & 12), Loin des hommes (Year 11 & 12), La grande illusion (Year 11 & 12).

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Young Learners Level

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D A Y & time

FEES

Tuesday (lev.1) Wednesday (lev.2) 4.15-5.15pm

$225

1&2

Tuesday (lev.1) Monday (lev.2) 4.15-5.15pm

$225

1, 2, 3

Monday (lev.1) Tuesday (lev.2) Thursday (lev.3) 4.15-5.45pm

$335

Monday (lev.1) Wednesday (lev. 2) Thursday (lev. 3 & 4) 4.15-5.45pm

$335

PRE-KINDY - 3 to 4 years old Counting, alphabet, singing, dancing, fairytales, games

1&2

and crafts with native French teachers!

1 hour/week over 10 weeks

Kindy - 5 to 6 years old

A fun introduction to everyday French themes through stories, songs, handcrafts, games and dances.

CHILDREN - 7 to 11 years OLD Children’s classes give your child a real progressive perspective in French.

Teens - 12 to 17 years old Whether you are starting French from scratch, you want to improve your French skills or maintain your level.

NEW ! tutoring CLASSES Complete and support your child’s French classes at school.

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1, 2, 3, 4

1.5 hours/ week over 10 weeks

AFTER-SCHOOL CARE PROGRAM We can contribute to an afterschool care program in your child’s school. You or the P&C can get in touch with us to organise everything.

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BREVET OR HIGH SCHOOL CERTIFICATE Be more confident and get ready for the big day!


BREAK COURSES It’s the end of the term at the Alliance Française but you are still interested in working on your French skills? Check out our break courses!

adults From the 13 to the 24 th

YOUNG LEARNERS

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of April From the 6th to the 17th of July 6-8pm

$85

Week 1: Conversation class

Week 2: Revision class

Mon & Wed: B1 Tues & Thurs: B2

Tues & Thurs: A1 Mon & Wed: A2

$25

From the 20th to the 24th of April From the 13th to the 17th of July

COOKING WORKSHOPS 5-6 years old

Wednesday & Friday 2-4pm

7-10 years old Tuesday & Thursday 2-4pm

Morning tea included

CINE CLASS Wed 22

Tuesday to Thursday 9.30-11.30am $130

April 2015

Teens Tuesday to Friday 9.30-12.30pm $250

5pm

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CLASSES

Pre-kindy & Kindy & Children

Enjoy a French movie and talk about it afterwards, while enjoying a glass of wine and a French cheese plate. nd

$95

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French national diplomas why A DELF OR DALF Diploma?

The Alliance Française de Canberra is the only ACT exam centre approved by the French government to hold exams for these diplomas which are recognised everywhere in the world and valid for life! The Diplôme d’Etudes en Langue Française (DELF) and Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française (DALF), are official French proficiency diplomas administered by the French government and the French Ministry of Education. Four skills are evaluated: listening, speaking, reading and writing.

chILDREN FROM 8 TO 11

ADULTS FROM 17

TEENAGERS FROM 12 TO 17

DELF PRIM MAY 5th - 7th A1.1, A1, A2 $80

MAY 16th - 20th DELF A1 or A2 - $145 B1 or B2 - $175 DALF C1 or C2 - $230

DELF JUNIOR JUNE 9th - 12th A1 or A2 - $100 B1 or B2 - $125

PREPARATION WORKSHOPs $270

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Courses to get ready and be fully prepared before taking the exam! 3h/week over 4 weeks On Fridays 5 to 8pm. February 20th to March 13th.

02 6247 5027 delfdalf@afcanberra.com.au

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PACKAGE DISCOUNT

Preparation w

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why become a member

You will ce rien nd e p ex ta ders ltures n u and one cu h ch cop fran nd Fren a e! uag lang

Including the Alliance Discount Française French Film Festival! on all cultural events

Free WiFi access

Use our resource centre

Access our cosy corner to watch French TV

MEMBERSHIP $60

Voting at our Annual General Meeting

Free events and giveaways

DISCOUNTS $40 Seniors Pensioners ACT French teachers Full-time university students Each of two adults living at the same address joining at the same time.

“Learning has been fun, my French has improved steadily and I have also enjoyed the diverse cultural activities offered by the Alliance Française de Canberra.” Geoff

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HOW TO ENROL? YOU HAVE NEVER LEARNt FRENCH You can get more information & enrol at the front desk, over the phone or online. Two options: standard beginner courses or French for travellers.

FOR ALL COURSES

A membership fee is required; Books, if required, are not included in the course fees. Our terms and conditions are available on the website.

YOU HAVE PREVIOUSLY LEARNT FRENCh or you are not sure about your level Try our placement test: it’s free. It can be completed online or at the Alliance and we will get back to you for an oral assassment.

beginner

A1

Level

Level intermediate

A2

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Level

Level D L O H S HRE

L D E C N ADVA

Proficiency

Mastery

b1

b2

c1

c2

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Level

COURSE DISCOUNTS 5% Early Bird Senior citizens (60 years and older) Each of two adults living together

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Enrolment for 2 terms French teachers in ACT schools

10%

15% Enrolment for the whole year

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Full time university students Pensioners

20%


THE RESOURCE CENTRE About us Largest French library in Australia: more than 6000 resources: DVDs, CDs. novels, children’s books pedagogic tools, magazines...

CULTURETHEQUE coming soon French multimedia library: thousands of e-books, audio books to improve your pronunciation, videos, newspapers, magazines, movies, music...

CHILDREN’S CORNER Fairytales, comics, children’s books and audio books for our young learners and juniors.

FOR OUR STUDENTS: THE LEARNING LIBRARY A selection of books classified according to our different levels of French. Resources designed for learners from beginners to advanced: audio books, grammar, conjugation, vocabulary books.

OPENING HOURS

MEMBERSHIP

To access the Monday to Thursday library, you have to 9.00am – 7.30pm be a member of the Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm Alliance Française. Monday to Friday during school holidays 9.00am to 5pm

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02 6247 5027 librarian@afcanberra.com.au


OTHER SERVICES Venue for hire

Venue hire is available for: classes (with possibility of a breakfast or drinks), corporate functions, meetings, private parties, for further information, please contact the office manager: administration@afcanberra.com.au

LINGUISTIC STAYS IN FRANCE We can organise your trip to France and give you a 12% discount on course fees when booked through the Alliance Franรงaise! The Alliance Franรงaise de Canberra organises this experience of a lifetime in Paris, Lyon, Nice, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Marseille and Rouen. Please note that a $250 administration fee applies.

Gift vouchers

Easy and original! Give your friends and family the opportunity to learn French by getting them a voucher at the Alliance Franรงaise de Canberra.

STUDY IN FRANCE Campus France Australie promotes opportunities for Australian students to study or undertake professional training in France.

FOR DIPLOMATS

fOR companIES

The Alliance Franรงaise de Canberra is proud to present a range of new courses specially designed for professionals working in International relations.

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We can provide customised French classes for anyone in your company, from beginners to advanced.

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Cultural Events...

ONLY IN ...TO IMPROVE FRENCH! YOUR FRENCH

...to invite you into French culture CELEBRATE THE IMPORTANT DATES OF THE FRENCH YEAR WITH US

Ciné-class: work on a film with a French teacher

Francophonie celebration in March Fête de la Musique in June Tour de France party in July Fête de la Bastille in July Beaujolais Nouveau party in November & our beautiful French Christmas Fair

Speed talking: chat with French speakers at lunch Book club: discuss a French book or text

Café cinéma or Café Théâtre: French Film or Plays with a delicious dinner

TWICE A YEAR Cafés régions & Cafés scientifiques

& Exhibitions by francophone artists With the opportunity to meet the artist at lunch after the opening.

...to Promote cultural exchanges West Bank Music Festival in May WWI celebrations AF Fondation International Photography competition & Various Exhibitions by Australian artists.

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And also: the 26th

Including our Emerging Artist Support Scheme for ANU arts students.

Alliance Française French Film Festival 6-25 March 2015 at Palace Electric Cinema

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OUR TEAM OUR COMMITTEE MEMBERS PRESIDENT: VICE-PRESIDENTS: SECRETARY: TREASURER:

Ray Walker Mike Lee & Declan King Geoff Thompson Roger Fisher

Sylvie David Shane Breynard Max Flint Kerry Fisher Rob Jamieson Jean Isidro Franck Leonhardt Melanie Kontze Richard Rowe Terence Maloon Alison Russell-French

OUR STAFF Director and general delegate of Alliance Franรงaise in Australia : Isabelle Faure Deputy director and head of DELF-DALF Australian management unit: Vincent Brousse Office manager: Maryse Papin Librarian: Mireille Hendy Administrative assistant: Karelle Duchesne

BUILDING FUND To provide a high quality experience and services that students, members and staff demand in the 21st century the Alliance must continue to develop, modernise and maintain its premises. The Building Fund aims to raise $200,000 over the next two years so work can begin on covering the existing courtyard to provide additional space for teaching activity and a bigger hall. Donations are tax deductible.

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The Alliance Française de Canberra is a not-for-profit ACT association and a registered charity which promotes the French language and cultural exchange in Canberra since 1943. We are part of a network of 800 Alliances françaises in 137 countries. SCAN US

FIND US www.afcanberra.com.au

OUR PARTNERS:

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CONTACT US Tel: 02 6247 5027 Fax: 02 6257 6696 enquiries@afcanberra.com.au

VISIT US 66 McCaughey Street TURNER ACT 2612 PO BOX 6125 O’CONNOR ACT 2602

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OFFICE HOURS Monday to Thursday: 9.00am-7.30pm Friday: 9.00am-5.00pm