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Alliance Franรงaise de Christchurch

Schools Brochure

Alliance Franรงaise de Christchurch 913 Colombo Street - PO Box 650 - Christchurch 8140 Phone: 03 365 8370 - Email: enquiries@afchristchurch.org.nz www.af-christchurch.co.nz


Alliance Française de Christchurch L’ Alliance Française is the only the only place dedicated to the learning of the French language and experiencing French culture in Christchurch. Established in 1959, the Alliance Française de Christchurch is one of nine in New Zealand. As a local not-for-profit organisation, it reflects the desire to share with others the love of the language, culture and other various aspects of the French way of life.

We offer courses for adults and children of all levels and all ages. All of our teachers are native French speakers and have a degree in French as a foreign language.

Teaching activities are complemented by a wide range of cultural and social events such as the Alliance Française French Film Festival, Pétanque Tournament, exhibitions, amongst others. Our library also offers a wide selection of items in French, including DVDs, books and magazines. L’ Alliance Française de Christchurch is also here to assist French teachers in Christchurch, with special French events organised for school, including primary, intermediate and secondary schools.

As it has been in 2013, 2014 will be full of French events for your students. You will find in the following pages the main events that will be taking place this year as well as the type of French supplementary courses we can offer your students.

If you need more information or have an inquiry, visit our website where we have a dedicated place for schools, or contact us by email: enquiries@afchristchurch.org.nz Subscribe to our school emailing list to receive all the information regarding the events for schools. French Up Your Life with Alliance Française de Christchurch!


PROVISIONAL CALENDAR OF THE 2014 SCHOOL EVENTS JANUARY

20th to 31st - Summer Holiday Program January, 24th - Alliance Française French Film Festival Trailers Night for school teachers FEBRUARY

1st - Open Day at Alliance Française de Christchurch 20th to 2nd of March - Alliance Française French Film Festival MARCH

March, 21st Ciné Ados JUNE

June 6th - Concours Cuisine des écoles JULY / AUGUST

July, 19th - Open Day at Alliance Française de Christchurch Concours Oral de Français - (date to be determinated) Prize giving ceremony of Concours Oral -(date to be determinated) SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER

October, 18th - Delf Scolaire Start of November - Quizz des écoles «Juniors» Quizz des écoles «Senior» - End of September Albert Camus Exhibition - (date to be determinated) NOVEMBER

Ciné Ados - (date to be determinated) DECEMBER

December, 5th - Christmas for Kids

You can also join us all year long for our regular event - Ciné Club ; Petit Matin Croissant and all our French cultural events such as: cooking workshops, exhibitions, concerts, and quiz nights.


FRENCH COURSES MOUSQUETAIRES COURSES

From 5 to 13 years of age

In small groups (never more than 10 students), children discover the French language the fun way. We first focus on listening and speaking skills, then children learn to read and write in French. Most classes use a textbook and exercise book that are used for 1 year. Prices: $12 per hour $45 Textbooks & Exercise book. Enrollment per Term.

TEENAGERS COURSES For students who would like that extra bit of practice in oral and written skills as well as listening and reading comprehension, and contemporary French culture. They can join our weekly classes for teenagers and experience a French, friendly and supportive environment.

During the class, students will improve their fluency in French and gain confidence - using a text book and exercises book.

This class is designed for students learning French in high school. The teacher is a native French speaker and knows the curriculum. Prices: $12 per hour $45 Textbooks & Exercise book. Enrollment per Term

AFTER SCHOOL PRIVATE FRENCH COURSES From Year 9 to Year 13 Learn French after school !

Our classes are tailored to the school curriculum (NCEA, scholarship) and complement school French classes, developing and building on the skills already learnt.

MORNING AND AFTERNOON FRENCH CLUBS Native French teachers from the Alliance Franรงaise can come to your school for morning and afternoon French lessons. Courses include interactive ways of learning French such as singing and playing. Classes are ideal for children in Years 1 to 9. For more information about these French clubs, please email : enquiries@afchristchurch.org.nz


SPECIFIC FRENCH COURSES NCEA COURSES AND SCHOLARSHIP

For Year 11, 12 and 13 students.

Native French teachers from the Alliance Française can come to your school for morning and afternoon French lessons. Courses include interactive ways of learning French such as singing and playing. Classes are ideal for children in Years 1 to 9. For more information about these French clubs, please email : enquiries@afchristchurch.org.nz

DELF SCOLAIRE WORKSHOP

The DELF Scolaire is the main exam for French as a foreign language worldwide. It was created by the French Ministry of Education and is based on the European Framework for Languages. There is one session per year for school with 4 different levels.

It is a great asset for students who wish to study in France or in a French speaking country. It’s a good way to keep your motivation for learning French going too.

The Alliance Française de Christchurch can organise a Delf Scolaire workshop to prepare your student for the exams.


HOLIDAY PROGRAMS WITH AF During the school breaks, l’Alliance de Christchurch will organise French Holiday programs to keep up with the learning of the French language.

Activities such as songs, French movies, French cooking workshops, arts & crafts. A fun way to learn French.

KIDS & TEENAGERS SUMMER HOLIDAY PROGRAM From January 20th to January 31st

AF de Christchurch will be running a summer holiday program for children and teenagers. The program will include French songs, games and stories, cooking workshops, arts and crafts - all of this with our French teachers. Age range : 2 - 5 years of age Friday 24th and Friday 31st of January from 10:30 - 11:30 am French stories, songs, games and arts & crafts. $ 12/hour

Age range : 5 - 10 years of age 2hrs per day for 5 days, from 10 am to 12 pm Discover French regions and their culture, cooking workshops $ 120/week Age range : 11 - 15 years of age 3hrs per day for 5 days from 2 pm to 5 pm Discover French songs, movies and French cooking activities $ 180/week


Alliance Française French Film Festival February 20th to March 2nd in Christchurch

The eighth annual Alliance Française French Film Festival is returning to screens across New Zealand from February 20 to April 23, 2014. Proudly sponsored by L’Oréal Paris, the Alliance Française French Film Festival has firmly established itself as the largest and most prestigious French cultural event in New Zealand and as a premier event on the National cultural calendar. Alliance Française French Film Festival for School.

In our increasingly globalised world, learning languages is important for many reasons – it expands cultural horizons, breaks down barriers and increases opportunities for young people interested in living or working abroad. In addition, studies have shown that studying a foreign language can improve memory, brain power and the use of English. The study of foreign language is a key element of broadening perspectives and setting students up on the path to becoming global citizens. Film is a powerful tool in assisting students to learn a language. As a medium, it has the power to inspire, fascinate and educate, helping to make a foreign language more accessible, and the learning of it more enjoyable. Film selection for school:

Belle et Sebastian

Homeland

Tour de Force

The Day of The Crows

Save the date: December - Educational pack available End January - Trailers Night for School Teachers End January/early February - Looking for Volunteers to share the word about the Festival. Alliance Française French Film Festival in Christchurch Find out more about the festival: http://frenchfilmfestival.co.nz/ Subscribe to their Newsletter via their website. Facebook : Alliance Française French Film Festival NZ Twitter: @French_FilmFest


Alliance Française French Film Festival February 20th to March 2nd in Christchurch

In our increasingly globalised world learning languages is important for many reasons – it expands cultural horizons, breaks down barriers and increases opportunities for young people interested in living or working abroad. In addition, studies have shown that studying a foreign language can improve memory, brain power and use of English. The study of foreign language is a key element of broadening perspectives and setting students upon the path to becoming global citizens. Film is a powerful tool in assisting students to learn a language. As a medium it has the power to inspire, fascinate and educate, helping to make a foreign language more accessible, and the learning of it more enjoyable. Using the Alliance Française French Film Festival as an opportunity for education has the following benefits: - After making a booking to the festival, organisers can provide teachers with detailed course outlines for selected films. They will provide a framework for how further learning can take place and combine with the NZQA school curriculum. Course outlines can be provided for the following films: Belle and Sebastian, Homeland, The Day of The Crows, and Tour De Force.

- Exposes students to French language in context and real-life conversations, and increases their ability to cope with accents.

- Provokes discussion, assisting students to develop critical thinking and language skills. Foreign film is a powerful catalyst to facilitate discussions, to teach international events, global finance, cross-cultural affairs and multidisciplinary subjects. - Offers diverse cultural experiences through a wide range of films and genres. - Ensures learning is enjoyable, and extended outside the classroom.

- Creates immediate and culturally relevant context for French language study in New Zealand, linking schools and universities with the wider community.

You can already book for your class:

- Before January 31st, contact education@frenchfilmfestival.co.nz - After January 31st, contact Hoyts Northlands - Tel: 03 352 7046


CINÉ ADOS For Year 11/12/13

When: Friday afternoon after class - From 4:00pm to 6:30pm Twice a year - March and November

Where: At the Alliance Française de Christchurch.

We will show a movie for teenagers. The movie will be followed by a discussion and special activities regarding the movie. Free entrance. Place will be limited, so we will need for the students to send us their name

QUIZZ DES ÉCOLES

Quizz des écoles «Junior» Where: At the Alliance Française de Christchurch When: November

What: A quiz on the French culture, French language will be organised for the Juniors. Prizes to be won for the best team.

Each school can enroll: 2 teams of 4 students.

Event will be free for schools who are members of the Alliance Française de Christchurch. $5 per team for schools who are not members. Quizz des écoles «Seniors»

Where: At the Alliance Française de Christchurch When: September - October

What: A quiz on the French culture, French language will be organised for the Juniors. Prizes to be won for the best team.

Each school can enroll 2 teams of 4 students.

Event will be free for schools who are members of the Alliance Française de Christchurch. $5 per team for schools who are not members


CONCOURS CUISINE DES ECOLES Cooking contest for students studying French at School.

The contest will take place around May and June. A special theme will be given to all the participants and they will have to prepare a 2 course menu with a main and a dessert around the theme. Each school will be able to enroll 2 teams of 4 students.

Two categories: Year 10/Year 11 and Year 12/Year 13 Event will be free for schools who are members of the Alliance Franรงaise de Christchurch. $5 per team for schools who are not members. Where: We will ask one school to host the event in their own cooking department.

Teams will have to present a French menu including one main and one dessert to the French judging panel: The panel will judge the candidates according the following criteria :

1) Plating up: Aspects of the plating up, shape, harmony, creativity, colors, quantity, and originality. 2) Difficulty of the menu

3) Taste : Flavour, dressing, and quality of the cooking. 4) Finishing on time

5) Presentation to the judges: explaining what is their menu, how they made it, and why they chose this region. The presentation will have to be in French for the Category Year 12/13.

English or French for the category Year 10/11. (extra points will be given if the presentation is in French) Edition 2013


CONCOURS ORAL DE FRANCAIS Every year, the Alliance Française organises Le Concours Oral in New Zealand.

It’s a French speaking competition aimed at high school students which covers a different theme each year.

The Concours Oral is a competition for high school students from year 9 to year 13. You have to enroll through your own school. The first step is entering the regional competition.

The winners will then go to the National stage and the chance to win a trip to New Caledonia. When: July/August

How will it work?

Format Year 9/10

Each school will have to send us by e-mail, 2 names of their best students in each year. Awards will be given to all of the students during the Award Ceremony. Format Year 11/12

2 students / Year / school, will do a test at the Alliance. The Alliance of Christchurch will choose the local winner Format Year 13

2 students / Year / school. Each participant will have to make a Powerpoint presentation of 5 minutes related to one special theme. The winning entry from each region will be assessed by an independent panel to find a National winner.

Other: If more than 2 students are registered per school (you may have a large school, making it impossible to decide between good students from the same class, … ), but only the 2 best students will be counted in the official ranking. Prize giving ceremony In the following week of Le concours Oral, the prize giving ceremony will take place and congratulate the participants and winners of each category for the regional contest. Students will receive a Diploma from the Alliance Française de Christchurch.


FRENCH DAY AT YOUR SCHOOL For all ages and levels.

L’ Alliance Française de Christchurch can organise a French day in your school adapted to the age of your students. We come to your school with a range of French activities organised - which can include: - French songs - French movies - French quiz - French treasure hunt - French games - French Cultural facts - Thematique French Course on the subject of your choice - Crêpe making...

SCHOOL MEMBERSHIP

at the Alliance Française de Christchurch As a school, you can join as a member of the Alliance Française. Here are some of the advantages of being a school member.

- Access to our resource centre: Books, DVDs - with the latest in French movies, and magazines. You can also make a reservation to borrow any resources for your students. - Free enrollment for our special school events (exception is for the Concours Oral) Membership Fee for schools: $35

AF Christchurch - Brochure school 2014  

In this brochure you will find all the information regarding what we could offer for school in Christchruch.

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