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Le Magazine de l’Alliance Française de Melbourne

between the spokes 23 june > 26 july 2011 La fête de la musique jeudi jazzy

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Unlike most of its neighbours, including England, Spain and Italy, France is not a country where sport fills the headlines and arouses passions. There is however an event that holds a particular place in the heart of French people, and each year in July, brings different generations together: the Tour de France. The biggest cycling race in the world is a show that, around the roads and behind the screens, brings millions of spectators together, especially in Australia. Former Olympic cycling champion Kathy Watt exhibits some of her photographs from the 2010 Tour de France in our gallery. She answers our questions in this magazine. The Alliance Française would also like to invite you to celebrate the Fête de la Musique in all four corners of the City of Port Phillip on 21 June. Make sure to contact us quickly if you are a musician! Patrice Pauc Director

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La France, à la différence de la plupart de ses voisins, notamment britanniques, espagnols ou italiens, n’est pas un pays où le sport monopolise la une des médias et suscite des passions exacerbées. Il est pourtant un événement qui occupe une place à part dans le cœur des Français et fédère toutes les générations chaque année en juillet : le Tour de France. La plus grande course cycliste du monde est un spectacle qui réunit autour des routes et derrières les écrans, des millions de spectateurs, notamment en Australie. Kathy Watt, ancienne championne olympique de cyclisme, expose dans notre galerie ses clichés pris lors de l’édition 2010 du Tour de France. Elle répond à nos questions dans ce magazine. L’Alliance française vous propose également de célébrer la Fête de la musique aux quatre coins de City of Port Phillip le 21 juin prochain. Contactez-nous vite si vous êtes musiciens !

News Interview Kathy Watt The Melbourne Salon Fête de la musique Stork Theatre Jeudi Jazzy Bastille Day Course Guide

June-July-August 2011 Issue Cover: Kathryn Watt © Editor: Patrice Pauc Editorial Contributions: Patrice Pauc, Françoise Libotte, Aurélie Pierre, Alice Gauny, Maxime Luisin. Translation: Léuli Eshraghi. Design & Layout: Mathieu Vendeville. Printed by Barney's Group Pty Ltd.

Printed on 100% recycled paper.

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Melbourne International Film Festival Melbourne International There will be plenty in-store for the Francophile cinephile. Film Festival (MIFF) french director Francis celebrates its 60th Veber in Melbourne Anniversary in 2011, establishing it as one of Francis Veber is a master of the world’s oldest and comedy screen-writing and directing with a string of hits to most prestigious film his name, including The Dinner festivals. Game, The Valet, The Closet Also the largest film festival in Asia-Pacific, MIFF has showcased some of cinema history’s most beloved films over its six decades. From the indies to the arthouse, from auteur blockbusters and festival favourites to new discoveries and those taking on the outer limits of storytelling and cinema, MIFF offers a full program lineup of world cinema every year. Regular programming strands include International Panorama, a hand picked selection of new filmmaking from all around the world and an Australian Showcase.

and La Cage Aux Folles, as well as adaptations of his films for international audiences - most recently The Dinner Game being re-made as Dinner For Schmucks. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear talks - in French and English by this living legend of comedy exclusive to Melbourne. Veber will present a lecture on his films in French on Fri 05 August 2011 from 9.30am – 11am at the State Library of Victoria’s Village Roadshow Theater. Tickets are $17 each and can be booked at -4-

Veber will be “In Conversation in English” with Steve Kaplan, an expert on comedy and Hollywood script consultant and teacher, on Sat 06 August 2011 from 9am to 10.30am at ACMI Cinema 2. Tickets are $25 each and can be booked at MIFF will also be presenting French master of animation Michel Ocelot’s Tales of the Night 3D, the only French film featured in this year’s prestigious Berlinale Competition. Melbourne International Film Festival 2011 July 21st – August 7th, various Melbourne venues. For all festival and ticketing information, please go to: with the support of

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Trio......Paul......Klee Major international chamber music competition in Melbourne to feature young French ensemble in July. 2011 marks the exciting return of the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition from 9-17 July. One of the most highly regarded competitions in the world, the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition only takes every four years and attracts the most accomplished piano trios and string quartets under the age of thirty-five years. Following extensive live international auditions conducted by Australian chamber music specialists, Keith Crellin OAM and Howard Penny, eight string quartets and eight piano trios from Europe, Australia and the USA will be travelling to Melbourne to

compete for nine days in July. This year a French trio, Trio Paul Klee, is travelling to Australia to compete. The members of Trio Paul Klee—Jae-Won Lee (violin) , Tristan Cornut (cello) and François Lambret (piano)—are currently studying an Artist Diploma degree with Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Vladimir Mendelssohn and Claire Désert at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris. The trio is also a member of the European Chamber Music Academy (ECMA) and all three members of the trio have studied under internationally renowned teachers in Stuttgart, Berlin, Cologne and Geneva. The preliminary rounds of the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition are being held at the Australian National Academy of Music, South Melbourne 9-14 July. The finals will be held in the Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th July. -5-

The details of Trio Paul Klee’s Rounds 1 and 2 performances are as follows:

Round 1 Mon 11 Jul, 7.30pm Round 2 Thur 14 Jul, 3.00pm The competitors in the 6th Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition are judged by a top international jury which this year includes French pianist and recording artist Philippe Cassard alongside Australian pianist Piers Lane, Borodin String Quartet violist Igor Naidin (Russia) and cellists Lesley Robertson (St. Lawrence String Quartet, USA) and Alasdair Tait (United Kingdom). More information: Tickets and concert information is available through the Competition presentation partner, Melbourne Recital Centre:


Exhibition 23 june > 26 July

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Kathy Watt

Interview with Kathy Watt, who having lead a remarkable cycling career, became a professional photographer. Who is Kathy Watt? (For those who Qui est Kathy Watt ? (pour ceux qui don’t know you) ne vous connaissent pas) I am best known to the Australian public as the first Australian female to win a Gold medal at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona. But I have also won World Cups, Commonwealth Games, Oceania and Australian Gold medals as well as many International cycling competitions. I have experienced the Tour de France from both sides of the lens- last year as a photographer and six times as a competitor.

Je suis avant tout connue du public australien car je suis la première cycliste australienne à avoir gagné une médaille d’or aux Jeux olympiques de Barcelone en 1992. J’ai également gagné plusieurs Championnats du Monde, Jeux du Commonwealth, des médailles d’or en Océanie et en Australie ainsi que diverses compétitions cyclistes internationales. J’ai vécu le Tour de France des deux côtés de l’objectif : l’an passé comme photographe et six fois How did develop a passion for comme compétitrice. photography? Comment est née cette passion pour I was interested in photography from a la photographie ? young age after my grandfather bought me a camera. I studied photography La photographie me passionne depuis -6-

Exhibition Between the spokes Opening Thu 23 June, 6.30pm Venue Alliance Française Eildon Gallery 51 Grey Sreet St Kilda

Exhibition 23 june > 26 July firstly at school then in 1986, I enrolled in a course in industrial and scientific photography at RMIT University. I like to combine my passion for sport with my photography. I particularly enjoy photographing a variety of different sports and capturing the characters of the athletes and what is unique about each sport. Is the Tour de France an event in its own league? The Tour de France is a unique and grand cycling event which runs for three weeks. Along with the Olympics it is one of the biggest events on the world stage. It is unique in that the world’s elite cyclists are so accessible to the general public, often signing autographs for fans in the towns at the start and end of stages. It is like a carnival atmosphere where spectators often camp out or cycle to view points on the hills to enjoy the atmosphere of the event - including the race caravan that passes through two hours before the riders - and view the world’s best cyclists taking on the challenging climbs that the Pyrenees and Alps have to offer.


mon plus jeune âge lorsque mon grandpère m’a offert un appareil photo. J’ai d’abord étudié la photographie à l’école, puis en 1986 je me suis inscrite dans une formation en photographie industrielle et scientifique à l’université RMIT. J’aime associer ma passion pour le sport avec ma photographie. Surtout, j’apprécie photographier différentes disciplines sportives et saisir les personnalités des athlètes, ce qui rend en fait chaque sport unique. Le Tour de France est-il un événement à part ?

Le Tour de France est un grand événement cycliste qui dure trois semaines. Avec les Jeux olympiques, c‘est un des plus grands événements au monde. Il est à part car les meilleurs cyclistes du monde sont à la portée du public. Ils signent des dédicaces pour les fans dans les villes au début et à la fin des étapes. Il existe une sorte d’ambiance de carnaval où les spectateurs campent au bord des routes ou montent sur leur vélo pour vraiment apprécier l’atmosphère de la course – y compris la caravane du Tour qui passe deux heures avant les cyclistes. De Australian cycling - on road and on là, ils voient les meilleurs cyclistes au track - is really taking off at the moment. monde s’attaquer aux difficiles montées What is driving this golden age? que leur proposent les Pyrénées et les Alpes. Australia has always been a strong cycling nation winning Olympic and Le cyclisme australien - sur route et world medals and achieving great sur piste - explose actuellement. A things in international cycling from quoi est dû cet âge d’or ? the beginning with champions like L’Australie a toujours été une nation forte en cyclisme, gagnant des médailles olympiques et mondiales, accomplissant de grandes performances dans le cyclisme mondial dès ses débuts. Avec des champions tels que Russell Mockrigde, Sid Patterson, John Nicholson, Clyde Sefton pour en citer quelques uns. Plus tard, les efforts de Phil Anderson pour prendre le maillot jaune dans le Tour de France ont contribué à



Exhibition 23 june > 26 July Russell Mockrigde, Sid Patterson, John Nicholson, Clyde Sefton to name a few. In later years Phil Anderson’s efforts in taking the yellow jersey at the Tour de France helped get Australians recognised by the European teams. Australian cyclists are now sought after because of their racing ability and attitude to “have a go” which within an opportunistic sport like cycling can win you many races. In women’s cycling as a result of me winning the gold medal at the Barcelona Olympics, Ros Kelly who was the Minister for Sport, started a full time women’s road cycling program based in Canberra. This helped in the development of women’s cycling, which hadn’t received much help or recognition until then.


la reconnaissance des Australiens par les équipes européennes. Les cyclistes australiens sont désormais convoités pour leurs qualités de rouleurs et leur attitude « à tout tenter », ce qui, dans un sport opportuniste comme le cyclisme, peut signifier gagner de multiples courses. Après ma médaille d’or aux Jeux olympiques de Barcelone, un programme de cyclisme féminin sur route - basé à Canberra - a été créé par la ministre des Sports de l’époque, Ros Kelly. Ceci a aidé au développement du cyclisme féminin qui n’avait pas jusqu’alors - reçu beaucoup de soutien et de reconnaissance


Blue skies

Fri 25 March > Sun 31 July 2011 Free / state library, 328 Swanston St Cowen Gallery Level 2a In this dramatic installation, Melbourne artist Trinh Vu transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary. Trinh creates intriguing works using digital tools for experimentation, visualisation and fabrication. Both ordinary objects and iconic forms are incorporated in a process that explores construction and deconstruction. Trinh is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Art and Design at Monash University and is represented by ArtsBank and Chika Gallery (Tokyo). She was the inaugural recipient of the 2007 Georges Mora Foundation Fellowship, of which Blue skies is the outcome. Opening hours The exhibition is open from 10am to 9pm Monday to Thursday, and from 10am to 5pm Friday to Sunday.

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a deeper appreciation of music performance. Organisers noted that one in two French youth played a musical instrument and felt compelled to celebrate this wealth of musical talent within the country. They encouraged youth but also everyone (amateurs and professional musicians) who wanted to perform in public settings, to celebrate their talent and the public’s love of live music. This event, dedicated to all genres of music, reached the entire French population and quickly took off, becoming an annual event. It began its Starting in France in 1982, the expansion in 1985 as part of the Fête de la Musique was launched European year of music. by Jack Lang, the then French Minister of Culture, as a means Held on 21 June each year, of developing participation and the Fête de la Musique is now The Fête de la Musique is a daylong event celebrated here in Melbourne and around the world. Although the 4th anniversary of the Melbourne edition is approaching, this is actually the event’s 30th year. A long-standing institution in France, the Fête de la Musique is still a comparatively small event here. Despite this fact the daylong celebration of music has seen a steady increase in popularity, a trend organisers expect to continue with each passing year.

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celebrated in over 125 countries and 430 cities around the world. The global French cultural network and local operators have continued to collaborate together, making this event a truly international one. Music academies, associations, municipalities and many other organisations play a significant role in the event’s success. Its founding principles still govern the Fête de la Musique today. The Fête de la Musique is a free event; musicians perform on a voluntary basis and outdoor performances are encouraged where possible, even in unusual places.


Readings, 253 Bay Street, Port Melbourne Australian National Academy of Music 210 Bank Street, South Melbourne Goethe-Institut Australien 448 St Kilda Road, Melbourne Alliance Française de Melbourne 51 Grey Street, St Kilda Readings, 112 Acland Street, St Kilda

Make music Melbourne! The Alliance Française de Melbourne invites you to celebrate the Fête de la musique in all four corners of the City of Port Phillip, on Tuesday 21 June 2011, from 4.30pm. For everyone who loves making and celebrating music. No matter your style or age, amateur or professional, whether soloist, choir, drumming group, orchestra, whistle-player, rock, jazz, gypsy or swing band – we want you to join Melbourne in MAKING MUSIC EVERYWHERE!


Please fill in the application form online and click submit. For further information, please go to

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stork theatre

Stork Theatre Anna Karenina

by Leo Tolstoy 25 May - 12 June The Australian premiere of this Russian Classic - often described as the greatest novel ever written. Adapted by Judith Armstrong (Crime and Punishment 2010). Directed by Greg Carroll.

Wed – Sat @ 8pm. Sun @ 3pm, 51 Grey Street, St Kilda. bookings & info: 9410 0295 Tix $29 / $27 sen. and conc./ $19 (full-time students under 25) Book and pay now with credit card details by return email or phone.

This production brings together two great talents: Judith Armstrong, an internationally renowned Tolstoy specialist, who extracts the essence of this epic, 800-page, sprawling novel into a spellbinding night of theatre; and director Greg Carroll, whose production of Stendhal’s The Red

& The Black was “ a theatrical triumph” (The Age). “Everything is finished . . . I have nothing but you. Remember that.” The beating heart of this vast and celebrated nineteenth-century novel about Russian society, family, and politics is the story of Anna and Vronsky whose passion becomes their prison. Does Anna demand more from life than life can ever give her? Yet her destruction lives on beyond the novel to become a psychic tattoo on the western consciousness.

Helen & Clytemnestra

by Jane Montgomery Griffiths 3 - 21 August Helen and Clytemnestra are twin sisters. Helen “the face that launched a thousand ships”, abandons husband and child and sails off with Paris, precipitating the Trojan War. The Greeks raise an armada to bring her back. They succeed, after thousands die. It is Jane Montgomery Griffiths, world led by Agamemnon whose wife, authority on ancient Greek drama, Clytemnestra, murders him upon combines her academic talents his return. as an A.R.C. Research Fellow in Drama at Monash University, “When your names are Helen and with her brilliant acting and writing Clytemnestra, it’s difficult not to be just a little suspicious of manuals skills for the Australian stage. on housework, stain removal and “Australia is lucky to have her...” child rearing.” Phillip Adams, ABC Radio National. From the writer of the acclaimed ‘Sappho... In Nine Fragments’ and ‘Razing Hypatia’, comes a dazzling new play about the problems of being the most infamous sisters in the history of the world.

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Jeudi Jazzy

Alliance Française de Melbourne tickets: $23 full / $18 members bookings essential as places are limited Bookings: 9525 3463 or secure online credit card booking at

The New Impromptu Quartet thu 9 june / 8pm / Alliance Française The New Impromptu Quartet is actually often a quintet and more! Beginning with a core lineup of musicians from different backgrounds from around the world, the band fuses jazz, latin, reggae and soul/funk grooves in a unique and original style, Formed in 2007 the band includes a formidable collective of performers who have all recorded and toured internationally.

Introducing The New Impromptu Quartet: Piano/keyboards, musical direction: Alexander Nettelbeck Bass: Conrad Henderson, Ben Cripps, Drums: Ben Karsay, Andrew Horneman, Vocals: Rita Satch, Rachelle Medley, Rachel Delgado, Guitar: Lenny Parker, Mikey Chan,

Sonya Veronica´s

thu 11 aug / 8pm / Alliance Française Sonya Veronica’s first love is At Jeudi Jazzy, all is to be singing, second is jazz and third intertwined. Sonya will be singing a mélange of jazz and chanson is French language. Française, from Billie Holiday’s “Singing has always been part of You Go to My Head to Léo my life. Jazz to me feels natural, Ferré’s Avec Le Temps. She it’s never monotone, at times will be joined by fabulous and serious, other time whimsical and sympathetic musicians, Mark passionate the next. That’s also Fitzgibbon (piano), who is also how I fell in love with the French the music arranger, Howard language. Je le trouve trés Cairns (double bass) and Raj melodic, comme chansons que Jayaweera (drums). j’ai deja entendu quelque temp, quelque part.”

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Pre-sale $15 or 9525 3463


The Melbourne


“THE EXISTENTIAL PIANO”: Chopin, George Sand, Liszt, Marie d’Agoult and the Paris Salons. In words, music, portraits and photographs, presented by David Hood.

at the Alliance Française Friday 29 july 2011, 7-9 pm Please note this Salon will exceptionally be held in the basement at the Alliance Française (accessible only by stairs). Cover charge payable on the night (includes cheese and wine) Cash only please: $15 Bookings essential (numbers strictly limited to 50)

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“Paris in the 1830s seems a golden age,” says David Hood. “Revolution at the start of the decade had ended the ancient regime, and the 1848 upheavals were yet to come.” Paris was undoubtedly the cultural capital of Europe: Frédéric Chopin from Poland and Franz Liszt from Hungary both came to meet their destinies there. “There they contracted ‘liaisons’”, he says with a smile, “with George Sand (Aurore Dudevant), an established author, and Marie d’Agoult (Daniel Stern), who became one.” Each pair met initially and socialized often in the salons: “in grand rooms and in intimate corners stood actors, painters, politicos, poets and musicians. Liszt was one of the first ‘celebrities’ but it was a celebrity of substance: talk, music and ideas flourished.”

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Centre stage for these salons was the piano (probably made by Sébastian Érard) - the source of entertainment! Who could resist an invitation to come and hear Liszt play? “This is one of my favourite eras, and I love presenting material on it. I’ll show the 1830’s portraits where we can see our quartet (perhaps a little romanticized), but the later photos tell no lies: these are geniuses, but real people.” According to David the ‘soundtrack’ is a must, so he will be playing some favourite Chopin at the keyboard. David Hood is a musician and local celebrity himself: long-time 3MBS FM broadcaster and previous preconcert speaker for the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, he has been sharing his love of Liszt for years, and has been honoured by the Hungarian Government for his Liszt studies.




by Sir Alan Ayckbourn

Entirely in French with English surtitles Director - Matthew O’sullivan Producer - Michael Bula Performances 23 To 27 August 2011 MFT will present the Australian premiere in French of this famous black comedy about the psychology of couples, marriages and relationships from one of Britain’s most prolific playwrights. Rehearsals start mid-June 2011 at La Maison De Maitre Building 203-205 Canning Street, Carlton Corner Neill Street

AUDITIONS Date 1 : Saturday 11 June 2011, 2.00pm Date 2 : Monday 13 June 2011, 7.00pm Registration for auditions only by website please at Enquiries 03 9349 2250 (Theatre Office)

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course guide

Holiday Intensive WEEK 1: 4►8 JULY 2011 WEEK 2: 11►15 JULY 2011


WEEK 1: 4►8 JULY 2011 Adults ADULT COURSES Beginner 1 Beginner 2


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Enro Enrol l before 2 before 0 Jun 1 27 Ju 2 n

ADULT COURSES 3h / day over 5 days $255/c $230 For beginners 1 to 3 and French for Travelers.

CONVERSATION 2.5h / day over 5 days $219/c $197 For beginners, intermediate and advanced levels.

! new WORKSHOPS 2h / day over 5 days $175/c $158 ►LE FRANÇAIS EN CHANSONS: For beginners and intermediate: a great way to practice your French, expand your vocabulary and discover the culture while listening to some popular French songs.

►CATCH UP/REVIEW WORKSHOP: For beginners 1 to 4 only: whether you have missed something during the term or just would like to spend more time on a particular lesson, this workshop will help you get more confident as you go on with your French studies.

High School Students

Conversation 2h / day over 5 days $180/c $162

WORKSHOPS Le français en chansons for intermediate

Catch up/review workshop


CHILDREN courses 3h / day over 5 days $278/c $250

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new! Mon-Fri 10am-12pm

CHILDREN courses French is Fun Mon-Fri From 6 to 10 years old


WEEK 2: 11►15 JULY 2011 ADULTS ADULT COURSES Beginner 1 Beginner 2 Mon-Fri Beginner 3 CONVERSATION

Advanced conversation

A good opportunity to understand how French works and get to appreciate the language!

10am12.30pm 6pm-8.30pm

Conversation courses Speaking workshop Units 1&2 Speaking workMon-Fri 2pm-4pm shop Units 3&4 Conversation for IB CHILDREN

Preparation for the exam 3h / day over 5 days $270 /c $243 For Year 11 and 12 students only: these classes will Year 7 to Year 10 2.5h / day over 5 days $225/c $202



Intermediate conversation

help you ease your way towards the exams. You will work on your listening, reading and writing skills and learn more about grammar.


(Beginners 1&2)

An ideal workshop to help you improve your conversational skills and feel more comfortable speaking French.

1: Week 1: enrol before 20 June 2011 and get 5% off. 2: Week 2: enrol before 27 June 2011 and get 5% off.


French for travellers CONVERSATION

10am-1pm 6pm-9pm 10am-1pm 6pm-9pm

WORKSHOPS Le français en chansons for beginners Catch up/review workshop


10am12.30pm 6pm-8.30pm Mon-Fri 10am12.30pm 6pm-8.30pm

Mon-Fri 10am-12pm

(Beginners 3&4)

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS Preparation for the exam VCE Units 1&2 VCE Units 3&4 Mon-Fri 2pm-5pm IB Year 7 to Year 10 Int 1, 1st year of French 10amInt 2, 2nd year of French Mon-Fri Int 3, 3rd year of French 12.30pm Int 4, 4th year of French

Mon Tues Wed Beginner 1

Thur Sat Weekday express Tues & Thur Sat express Sun express Mon Tues

Beginner 2

Wed Thur Sat Sat express Sun express Mon Tues

Beginner 3

Wed Thur Sat Sat express Sun express Tues

Beginner 4

Beginner 5

Beginner 6

Intermediate 1

Intermediate 2 Intermediate 3 Intermediate 4 Intermediate 5

Intermediate 6 Advanced 1 Advanced 2 Advanced 3 Advanced 4 Advanced 6

Wed Thur Sat Sat express Sun express Mon Tues Sat express Mon Tues Sat express Mon Tues Sat express Wed Thur Sat express Wed Sat Tues Tues Wed Thur Sat express Sat Sat express Sat Sat express Mon Sat express Sat express Tues

6.05pm-8.00pm 10.00am-12.00pm 8.05pm -10.00pm 10.00am-12.00pm 6.05pm-8.00pm 8.05pm -10.00pm 6.05pm-8.00pm 2.30pm-4.30pm 6.05pm-8.00pm 9.00am-1.00pm (sess A/B) 1.30pm-5.30pm (sessA/B) 6.05pm-8.00pm 10.00am-12.00pm 8.05pm-10.00pm 6.05pm-8.00pm 8.05pm-10.00pm 8.05pm-10.00pm 2.30pm-4.30pm 9.00am-1.00pm (sess A/B) 1.30pm-5.30pm (sess A/B) 6.05pm-8.00pm 10.00am-12.00pm 8.05pm-10.00pm 6.05pm-8.00pm 8.05pm-10.00pm 6.05pm-8.00pm 2.30pm-4.30pm 9.00am-1.00pm (sess A/B) 1.30pm-5.30pm (sess A/B) 10.00am-12.00pm 6.05pm-8.00pm 6.05pm-8.00pm 10.00am-12.00pm 2.30pm-4.30pm 9.00am-1.00pm (sess A/B) 1.30pm-5.30pm (sess B) 6.05pm-8.00pm 10.00am-12.00pm 6.05pm-8.00pm 9.00am-1.00pm (sess A/B) 6.05pm-8.00pm 10.00am-12.00pm 9.00am-1.00pm (sess A/B) 6.05pm-8.00pm 10.00am-12.00pm 9.00am-1.00pm (sess A/B) 6.05pm-8.00pm 6.05pm-8.00pm 9.00am-1.00pm (sess B) 6.05pm-8.00pm 2.30pm-4.30pm 6.05pm-8.00pm 6.05pm-8.00pm 6.05pm-8.00pm 10.00am-12.00pm 9.00am-1.00pm (sess A) 2.30pm-4.30pm 9.00am-1.00pm (sess B) 2.30pm-4.30pm 9.00am-1.00pm (sess A) 6.05pm-8.00pm 9.00am-1.00pm (sess A/B) 9.00am-1.00pm (sess B) 6.05pm-8.00pm

Adult Term 3 Courses 18 JUL โ–บ 25 SEPT Express A Express B

23 Jul > 21 Aug 27 Aug > 25 Sept

The Alliance Franรงaise de Melbourne offers French courses in a friendly and intimate environment, with a class size of between 6 and 16 students. We provide a wide range of times and days to suit your individual commitments and a wide selection of work-shops. All our courses are oriented towards conversation and all our teachers are native French speakers. Our classes are conducted almost entirely in French in order to create immersion.

General Courses Language classes at Alliance Franรงaise cover 3 levels: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. Each level comprises six 20-hour sessions. Choose your pace:

Standard - $340/c $306

2 hours / week over 10 weeks evening or daytime.

SATURDAY/SUNDAY EXPREss - $340/c $306 4 hours / day over 5 weeks Saturday mornings or Sunday afternoons.

Weekday express - $680/c $612 2 hours / day, 2 days a week Tuesday & Thursday over 10 weeks. 2 levels covered instead of one.

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Special Courses $350/c $315

A la carte

French for travellers

SoirĂŠe du mardi - $18/c $15

Read and write in French

b1 > Advanced. Perfect to expand your vocabulary and explore poems and novels from famous French writers! Monday 6.05pm-8.00pm

P’tit Dej du jeudi - $18/c $15

Conversation & Grammar

Atelier cinema - $20




A1 > Complete Beginners. The perfect survival kit for your trip to France ! Thursday 6.05pm-8.00pm Saturday 2.30pm-4.30pm

Tues 6.30pm > 8 pm > All levels Nice and cosy, with a glass of wine and some French cheese... Perfect for those who want to speak French in a relaxed atmosphere.

Thu 10.30am > 12pm > Intermediate levels Our ptit dej du jeudi will delight those looking for French conversation around a table laden with coffee and croissants. Yum!

b2 > Advanced. A great class to practice your French while dealing with the more complex grammatical structures! Monday 10.00am-12.00pm Wednesday 6.05pm-8.00pm Thursday 6.05pm-8.00pm Saturday 9.00am-11.00am

Wed 27 July 6pm > 8.30pm > Adv levels Tous les matins du monde, directed by Alain Corneau (1991). Enjoy this French film featuring the story of Marin Marais, viol player of the 17th - 18th century, who at the end of his life recalls his childhood memories and in particular learning the viola da gamba with his master Monsieur de Sainte Colombe and his two daughters. Not to be missed! Come to watch this French film and discuss it afterwards while enjoying a glass of wine and some French cheese.

Art, History & Culture

b2 > Advanced. Learn about French culture and discuss various topics related to art, culture, and history in a friendly atmosphere. Tuesday 6.05pm-8.00pm Delf & Dalf preparation b2 c1 > Advanced. This preparation course will help you familiarize with general content of the examinations (B2 & C1 only). Wednesday 6.05pm-8.00pm

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Have you missed a class? Don't despair! Our catch-up lessons will help you revise the content of the class you missed. Fast and easy, only $20 for half an hour or $40 for one hour.



A teacher will be present every evening in the library from 5.30pm to 6pm, just before classes start so do not hesitate to ask us for help regarding your homework, a grammar point...

> Advanced Take part in a vibrant discussion and debate on the latest news from the French-speaking world, with the help of press articles and TV programs. Thursday 10.00am-12.00pm Saturday 11.00am-1.00pm

For more information, visit our website: or call: 9525 3463

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1: Standard and Express session A courses: enrol before 3 July 2011 and get 5% off. 2: Express session A courses: enrol before 7 August 2011 and get 5% off.


High School Students 18 JUL ► 25 SEPT

$270/c $243

1.5 hours a week over 10 weeks


(for beginners)


(2nd year of French)


(3rd year of French)


(4th year of French)

VCE Unit 1&2 VCE Unit 3&4 IB Preparation Adolescents francophones (11-14 years old)


Thur Wed Tues Mon 4.30pm-6.00pm Wed Thur Wed Thur

Children 18 JUL ► 25 SEPT

Class Children 1 Children 2 Children 3 Children 4 Enfants francophones (7-10 years old)

Day Sat Wed Sat Mon Tues

Time 10.30am-12.00pm 4.30pm-6.00pm 1.30pm-3.00pm 4.30pm-6.00pm 4.30pm-6.00pm



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Sat 18 June 10.00am- 5.30pm


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These courses are for secondary school students enrolled in Year 7 to Year 10. They are a good opportunity to understand how French works and get to appreciate the language. A great after-school class for those who want to succeed!

Aimed at VCE (Years 11&12), this immersion day is designed to prepare students for their final examination. Throughout the day, students work on the four components of the VCE final examination (general conversation, listening, reading and writing) and receive VCE/IB PREPARATION personal feedback from their teacher. A buffet lunch is CLASSES Specially designed for Year 11 included making our immersion and 12 students, these courses days an enjoyable experience in help them ease their way a total French environment! towards the exams. They will For more information, visit our website: work on their conversational and or call 9525 listening skills and learn more 3463 about grammar. Early bird d iscoun t

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Enrol before 3 July

$278/c 250


Alliance Française has many years of experience working with children. We offer your child the possibility of progressing through 3 different levels. Our programs provide hands-on activities to create an enjoyable yet effective learning experience. Special courses are also available for bilingual children who have lived in a French-speaking country or have a French-speaking parent.

A new workshop to delight youngsters! Every Thursday from 4.30pm to 5.30pm. (During school terms only). For children aged 4 to 6 and their parents.

1.5 hours a week over 10 weeks

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Come along and join us for a special time packed with beautiful stories and lots of fun hands-on activities. ENTRY FREE Booking Essential: Telephone 9525 3463 or Email:


course guide

FRENCH IMMERSION AND WINERY VISIT - $180 Sun 26 June, all day event Take the opportunity to discover the Sutton Grange Winery near Bendigo including a buffet lunch with regional delicacies accompanied with wine. In the afternoon, you’ll have the chance to visit or revisit Castlemaine. Come and join us for a


TCF and TCFQ are language placement tests for non-native speakers of French who wish to obtain a simple, effective and precise evaluation of their general language skills for professional or personal reasons. The certificate of achievement is valid for 2 years. June 2011 Session: Mon 20 to Fri 24 June 2011 Registration closing date: Fri 27 May 2011, 5pm


French immersion and countryside discovery. All inclusive (return transport by coach, buffet lunch and wine, visits). Booking essential: 9525 3463 or online:


November 2011 Session The Alliance Française de Melbourne is accredited to conduct the DELF (Diplôme d’Etudes en Langue Française) and DALF (Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française). Both diplomas are official qualifications awarded by the French Ministry of Education to certify the competency of candidates from outside France in the French language. WRITTEN TESTS:

TEF/TEFaQ are language Unit Date prices placement tests for non-native A1 7 Nov $100 Register speakers of French recognised by A2 8 Nov before 28 CIC (Citizenship and Immigration B1 9 Nov $120 Oct 2011, Canada) and MICC (Immigration B2 10 Nov 5pm. and Cultural Communities C1 11 Nov $150 C2 7 Nov Department, Province of Québec ORAL TESTS: 7 to 18 Nov 2011 Government). August 2011 Session: For more information please contact: Mon 8 to Fri 12 August 2011 Registration closing date: Fri 29 Jul 2011, 5pm - 21 -

Book Club

29 jun / 20 jul / 10 aug 2011 Je vous invite à découvrir des auteurs et des livres autour d’une thématique. A chaque rencontre nous échangerons et partagerons nos points de vue, nos réactions ou nos sentiments sur nos aventures littéraires. Je vous rappelle que nous nous rencontrerons à trois reprises pour chaque thème. Le prochain sera « les romans épistolaires ». L’inscription est réservée aux membres de l’Alliance française, elle se fait en ligne sur : (Attention seuls les 10 premiers inscrits seront retenus). Rendez-vous les mercredis 29 juin, 20 juillet et 10 aout de 18h30 à 20h30. A très bientôt ! Fabienne Roussel, Responsable de la bibliothèque.

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Standard Week Day express Saturday express Sunday express Holiday Intensive

High School Students

Enrolment is on a first-come, first-served basis. Early enrolment is recommended to avoid disappointment. Enrolment is not confirmed unless payment is made in full before the first lesson of the session.

Placement Test

Students with prior knowledge of French are requested to complete a placement test. Please visit our website to complete the test.

Class Size and Viability

Standard Holiday Intensive Immersion Day

I have completed.......year(s) of French / Year: .........

Term 2

Term 3

40-hour courses reduced to 30 hours 20-hour courses reduced to 15 hours 15-hour courses reduced to 12 hours

12-hour courses reduced to 9 hours 10-hour courses reduced to 7.5 hours 7.5-hour courses reduced to 6 hours

Registration and Payment

Standard Holiday Intensive


Minimum class size is 6. For classes with less than 6, the course fee remains the same, but the duration of the course is reduced. The smaller class size provides more personal attention and therefore students will progress through the course material at a faster rate.

Term 4


Visit our website and enrol online with our Secure Online Booking Form.


Call us on 9525 3463 and enrol over the phone with VISA or MASTERCARD.


Pop in to our office in St Kilda and register at our front desk.


Send in the detachable registration form with credit card details or cheque (payable to the ‘Alliance Française Melbourne’)

Class / Level: ............................................................................................

Day and time: ......................................................................................... Class Cancellations

The Alliance Française reserves the right to can-

Surname: ...........................................................................................cel or reorganise classes. If a course is cancelled due to insufficient enrolments, students may re-

a transfer to another class, a credit note or First Name: a full refund of fees paid. Please note that course fees cannot be trans-

Date of Birth:……………………………………………………………….ferred to private lessons. Transfers Address: ..............................................................................................

Transfers into another level will only be considered

first week of commencement of the course ..............................................................................................inafterthediscussion with the course co-ordinator.

Suburb: .................................................Postcode: .............................. Refunds

Any student who has paid for a course and who

Phone: .................................................................................................. withdraws at least 5 working days prior to the

commencement of that course will be entitled to

a refund less a 20% processing fee. Application Email: ................................................................................................... for a refund must be addressed in writing to the

How did you hear about us?

 Newspaper  Word of mouth  Internet  Other:… ............................................................................…………… Payment by:

 Cheque  Cash  EFTPOS  MasterCard  Bankcard  Visa

N° __ __ __ __ / __ __ __ __ / __ __ __ __ / __ __ __ __ Expires: ____ / ____

Director. The Alliance Française cannot be held responsible for students’ changes in work commitments or personal circumstances. Please note that fees cannot be refunded or transferred if a student cancels his/her enrolment less than 5 working days prior to the commencement of that course or once the term has started.

Public holidays

Classes will not be held on Victorian public holidays but will be rescheduled to a suitable time within the session. Please note that refunds will not be possible for students who cannot attend replacement sessions.

Concession Price

Name of cardholder: ............................................................................... Please

□ I have read and understood the conditions aside.

Total Amount: $......... Date:................ Signature:................... Please mail to Alliance Française de Melbourne PO Box 2042, St Kilda West VIC 3182

be advised that a 10% DISCOUNT on Course fees applies to the following only: - Health Care Card Holders* (aged pension, unemployed, disability, sole parent), - Full time tertiary student*, - French teachers*, - the second (and subsequent) member within a family unit enrolled in the same term, - Alliance française’s members, (*) enclose or present documentation for these concessions. Please note that only one discount applies per person.

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Alliance Magazine Jun-Jul-Aug 2011  

The magazine of the Alliance Française de Melbourne

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