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AllianceFranรงaise de Melbourne

2011

The French Language And Cultural Centre Since 1890


The Alliance Franรงaise de Melbourne is an Australian non-profit association dedicated to the promotion of the French language and culture. Founded in 1890, it is the oldest in Australia. An integral part of the Australian national network of 31 Alliance Franรงaises, Alliance Franรงaise de Melbourne also belongs to a worldwide network of 968 institutions in 136 countries. The Alliance Franรงaise de Melbourne is the first language school for French in Victoria with more than 3,800 students enrolled last year. It offers a large variety of courses for adults, teenagers and children as well as different learning paces that suit all members of the public. Specialised courses, private tuition, workshops, outings to museums or restaurants, school visits, the Berthe Mouchette poetry competition or immersion camps: let yourself be tempted by the French experience!

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It is also and importantly a vibrant cultural centre that offers a rich and varied program throughout the year, in partnership with institutions across Melbourne: exhibitions, talks, concerts, and of course, the highly anticipated Alliance Française French Film Festival in March each year.

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Located in the heart of St Kilda in the superb Victorianera Eildon Mansion dating back to 1850, the Alliance Française de Melbourne – which recently celebrated its 120-year anniversary – possesses unrivalled expertise and relies on a dynamic administrative team as well as thirty native French-speaking teachers.

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The French Experience

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2011 Calendar SUMMER classes

05-25 JAN

TERM 1 > summer

STANDARD COURSES EXPRESS COURSES SCHOOL HOLIDAY INTENSIVE COURSE

Sess A Sess B

11 - 15 APR

TERM 2 > autumn

STANDARD COURSES EXPRESS COURSES SCHOOL HOLIDAY INTENSIVE COURSE

Sess A Sess B

27 APR - 01 JUl 30 APR - 28 MAY 04 jun- 2 JUl 04 - 15 JUL

TERM 3 > winter

STANDARD COURSES EXPRESS COURSES SCHOOL HOLIDAY INTENSIVE COURSE

Sess A Sess B

18 JUL - 23 SEP 23 JUL - 20 AUG 27 AUG - 24 SEP 03 - 07 OCT

TERM 4 > spring

STANDARD COURSES EXPRESS COURSES SCHOOL HOLIDAY INTENSIVE COURSE

31 jan - 08 apr 05 feb - 06 mar 12 mar - 09 apr

Sess A Sess B

10 OCT - 09 DEC 08 OCT - 05 NOV 12 NOV - 10 DEC 12 - 16 DEC

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European Framework global scale Beginner 1 to 3

A1 Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very

basic phrases. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

Beginner 4 to intermediate 3

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Please refer to the scale below to identify your French language level (from A1 to C2). In order to find the right class for you, please contact us or fill in our assessment form available online. At each level, you will refer to this scale to measure your progress and complete Achievement Records, with the help of your teacher.

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Our courses are modeled on the European Common Framework’s standards for languages and meet the DELF and DALF diplomas’ criteria. Alliance Française is the official examination centre for these internationally-recognised qualifications.

an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

B2

conversation & grammar / art, history & culture / delf dalf preparation Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

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intermediate 4 to advanced 6

B1 Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in

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and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

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A2 Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple

obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.

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C1 Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much

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express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations. -5-

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C2 Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. Can


Courses for Adults The Alliance Franรงaise de Melbourne offers French courses in a friendly and intimate environment, with a class size of between 6 to 16 students. We provide a wide range of times and days to suit your individual commitments and a 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 creating an immersion environment during the class.

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

Choose your pace Standard - $340/(c)$306 - 20h

2 hours / week over 10 weeks daytime or evening.

SATURDAY EXPREss - $340/(c)$306 - 20h

4 hours / day over 5 weeks. Saturday mornings.

SUNDAY EXPREss - $340/(c)$306 - 20h

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4 hours / day over 5 weeks. Sunday afternoons.

Weekday express - $680/(c)$612 - 40h 2 hours / day, 2 days a week Tuesday & Thursday over 10 weeks.

WEEKEND EXPRESS - $680/(c)$612 - 40h 4 hours / day, 2 days a week over 5 weeks Saturday & Sunday afternoons.

PRIVATE TUITION - from $74/hour Study wherever and whenever you want! Call us to discuss your needs. -6-

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Special Courses

$350/(c)$315

French for travellers

A1 > Complete Beginners. The perfect survival kit for your trip to France!

Pronunciation Workshop

A1 > From Beginner 3. In this class, you will improve your pronunciation and understanding of spoken French through audio exercises and tongue-twisters.

Le Franรงais en chansons

A2 > Intermediate. A great way to practice your French, expand your vocabulary and understanding of the language while listening to some of the most popular French songs.

Podcast

b1 > Advanced. In this class you can work on every aspect of the French language as you will research a topic, interview people if necessary, write your text and finally record it.

Read and write in French

b1 > Advanced. Perfect to expand your vocabulary and explore poems and novels from famous French authors!

Conversation & Grammar

b2 > Advanced. A great class to practice your French while dealing with the more complex grammatical structures!

Art, History & Culture

b2 > Advanced. Learn about French culture and discuss various topics related to art, culture, and history in a friendly atmosphere.

Delf & Dalf preparation

b2 c1 > Advanced. This preparation course will help you familiarise yourself with general content of the examinations (cefr B2 & C1).

Current Affairs

c1 > 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. -8-


A la carte Soirée du mardi - $18/(c)$15

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.

P’tit Dej’ du jeudi - $18/(c)$15

HELP AND SUPPORT

A teacher will be present every evening in the library from 5.30pm to 6pm, just before classes start so feel free to ask us for help, especially with your homework and grammatical queries...

coming up in 2011

Throughout 2011, we offer a variety of social activities in order to maximise your learning and cultural experience with Alliance Française de Melbourne: ► French cooking workshops; ► Evenings out to sample French cuisine; ► Visits to vineyards and museums.

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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.

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CATCH-UP on LESSONS

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Wed 6pm > 8.30pm > Advanced levels Enjoy a French movie and talk about it afterwards, while enjoying a glass of wine and some French cheese.

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Atelier cinema - $20

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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!

● Expert teachers ● Tailor-made content

● Flexible conditions ● Competitive rates

For more information, visit our website: www.afmelbourne.com.au or call: 9525 3463

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Do you specialise in exchanges with French-speaking markets? Need to be in touch with French clients? We create fully adapted courses in business French to meet your company’s needs and guarantee:

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CORPORATE COURSES


Courses for High School Students $270/(c)$243

1.5 hours a week over 10 weeks

ADO

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 to appreciate the language. A great after-school class for those who want to succeed!

VCE/IB PREPARATION CLASSES

Specially designed for Year 11 and 12 students, these courses help them ease their way towards the exams. They will work on their conversational and listening skills and learn more about grammar.

VCE/IB SPEAKING WORKSHOPS - $180/(c)$162

Holiday intensive program, 2 hours a day over 1 week These workshops are ideal for those who want to feel more comfortable while speaking French. Prescribed VCE/IB themes and topics will be brought up in class and students will be given an opportunity to practice their French and expand their vocabulary.

IMMERSION DAYS - $130

Aimed at VCE Year 11&12 students, our immersion days will help students ease their way towards the final examination. Throughout the day, they will work on the four sections of the VCE final examination (General Conversation, Listening, Reading and Writing) through specially designed language workshops and receive personal feedback from their teacher. Sat ►18 June ►24 September ►12 November 2011 For more information, visit our website: www.afmelbourne.com.au or call 9525 3463

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VCE Year 11 & 12 IMMERSION CAMP

18-20 March 2011 all-inclusive Package

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For more information, please contact: deputy@afmelbourne.com.au or check our website: www.afmelbourne.com.au

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Get ready for your exams: the earlier, the better! The VCE Year 11 & 12 immersion camp will take place at Portsea camp. The whole week-end is dedicated to the preparation of the VCE exams, through various activities focusing on reading, writing, listening and speaking. Join our dynamic and qualified team of French teachers and enjoy speaking 100% French over a weekend, in a pleasant location, with in addition, live entertainment in the evening.

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$360 per student

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School visits Alliance Française de Melbourne offers a lot to students with an interest in all things French.

Language workshops*

(for Year 7 to Year 10, from only $18 per student)

For 2 hours, students will participate in a theme-based workshop and take a tour of our building. Scheduled throughout the year, these workshops are a great opportunity for high school students to be completely immersed in French!

Cultural workshops*

(for Years 11 and 12 only, from only $27 per student)

For 3 hours, students will be given the chance to work on their VCE Detailed Study subject, such as La Seconde Guerre Mondiale, l’environnement, l’immigration. These workshops are based on different types of documents (movies, articles, songs, photos) designed to stimulate students’ interest and their understanding of French history and society. * An optional French breakfast or buffet-lunch can be organized for an extra $12 per student before or after every workshop.

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Alliance Française de Melbourne can come to your school to organize these workshops. No need to worry about transport nor traffic anymore!

From only $350 for a 2-hour workshop or from $430 for a 3-hour workshop.

2011 Competition Since 1894, thousands of young Victorians have brought French poetry to life. Each year, the Berthe Mouchette Competition, named in honour of the Alliance Française de Melbourne’s founder, offers a source of excitement for participants and their teachers. The Alliance Française de Melbourne runs the competition and awards prizes (hundreds of DVDs, books and encyclopedias) to the best students from Victorian primary and secondary schools (Years 3 to 12). There are more than 12,000 entrants each year. The Fédération des Alliances Françaises d’Australie awards the best Year 11 and Year 12 students who score the highest overall mark (Oral + Writing skills) with the La Pérouse Prize, a cultural trip to New Caledonia. - 12 -

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Courses for Children 6 to 11 years old - $278/(c)250

“L’heure du conte” (Story telling session)

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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 handson 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.

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1.5 hours a week over 10 weeks

Holiday intensive program, 2 hours a day over 5 days

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Open to kids from 6 to 11 years old, this workshop follows a theme (Circus, Christmas...). It is meant to introduce everyday life vocabulary and situations through hands-on, playful and creative activities.

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French is fun - $185

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New workshops designed to delight the youngsters.

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Diplomas and Tests The Alliance Française de Melbourne is accredited to conduct the following tests and diplomas:

DELF/DALF

DELF (Diplôme d’Etudes en Langue Française) and DALF (Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française) are official qualifications awarded by the French Ministry of Education to certify the competency of candidates from outside France in the French language. Delf / Dalf March 2011 November 2011

Session Dates Mon 14 to Fri 25 March Mon 7 to Fri 18 November

Registration Deadline Fri 4 March 2011, 5pm Fri 28 October 2011, 5pm

TCF/tcf pour le Québec (TCFQ)

TCF is the French Education Ministry’s test of French language ability. It is designed for non-native speakers of French who wish to obtain a simple and precise evaluation of their general language skills for professional or personal reasons. TCFQ is the French Language Test recognised by MICC (Immigration and cultural communities department), Province of Québec. Tcf & Tcfq March 2011 June 2011 September 2011

Session Dates Mon 7 to Fri 11 March Mon 13 to Fri 17 June Mon 5 to Fri 9 September

Registration Deadline Fri 18 February, 5pm Fri 27 May, 5pm Fri 19 August, 5pm

TCF-DAP

TCF is the official French reference for candidates wishing to enrol in Year one of a French Tertiary Education Institution.

TEF/TEFaQ

TEF is a French Language Test recognised by CIC (Citizenship and Immigration Canada), Canadian Federal Government body to vouch for the French proficiency level of prospective migrants. TEFaQ is a French Language Test recognised by MICC. TEF/TEFaQ February 2011 April 2011 August 2011 December 2011

Session Dates Mon 14 to Fri 18 Mon 18 to Fri 22 Mon 8 to Fri 12 Mon 5 to Fri 9

Registration Deadline Fri 4 February, 5.00pm Fri 8 April, 5.00pm Fri 29 July, 5.00pm Fri 25 November, 5.00pm

DAEFLE (Diplôme d’Aptitude à l’Enseignement du FLE) Cette formation s’adresse à toute personne se préparant à enseigner ou enseignant déjà le français à un public non francophone. For more information, visit our website: www.afmelbourne.com.au or call: 9525 3463 - 14 -


Learn French in France with Alliance Francaise Would you like to learn French in France? We can help you! The Alliance Française network offers you a unique learning experience and offers: ► General French courses ► Tailor made and specialised workshops ► Cultural discoveries ► Accommodation arrangements At Alliance Française de Melbourne, we can help you choose your French learning program in one of the Alliance Française in France: Paris, Lyon, Bordeaux, Marseille, Rouen, Montpellier, Strasbourg, Dijon, Toulouse, Grenoble or Nice.

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I was enrolled in the extensive classes, which is 9 hours per week over 3 days. I took the morning classes so that I could spend the rest of the day visiting places in Paris. The classes are a huge mix of nationalitiesAustralia, Argentina, Chile, Spain, Brazil, Greece, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Italy, USA... and I made many friends! I had a wonderful time staying with a French family. I stayed with them at their house in the southern suburbs of Paris during the month of May. I was very nervous when I arrived in Paris and met them for the first time but they made me feel at home very quickly. They were very patient with me and also very eager to learn more about Australian culture. I have remained in touch with my family and have been invited back to their home on several occasions. Overall, I truly believe that choosing a homestay in conjunction with taking the classes was one of the best decisions I have ever made- it was fantastic and I highly recommend it. It was a wonderful experience and I learnt so much about the French culture and what it is like to live in France” Libby Crozier Student at Alliance Française de Melbourne

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Membership WHY BECOME A MEMBER OF THE ALLIANCE FRANCAISE DE MELBOURNE? The Alliance Française de Melbourne is not only the first French language school in Victoria, but it is also the sole French cultural centre in Victoria. The Alliance Française de Melbourne offers many advantages to all lovers of French culture, be they francophone or francophile: ►Access to our lending multi-media library; ►Alliance Magazine; ►Exhibitions; ►Concerts; ►Lectures; ►Members discounts for all our events, such as the Beaujolais Nouveau, Bastille Day, the French Film Festival, and so on; ►Special give-aways or discounts from some of our partners (free movies or exhibition passes, etc.).

TYPE OF MEMBERSHIP

● Single $72 ● Family $90 ● School $98 ● Concession* $44 (Full Time Students/Health Care Card Holders) * Please provide proof of concession at time of payment.

As an ordinary member you may wish to be active within the Alliance Française de Melbourne. This institution, in existence since 1890, is a registered not-for-profit association. In order to pursue a quality cultural distribution, your support is vital to us. You are particularly invited to attend the Annual General Meeting and to take part in the elections of the committee members. Our committee members, in close association with the CEO, define the Alliance Française de Melbourne’s policy for the promotion of the French language and culture. Tempted to join the Alliance Française de Melbourne? To do so, please fill in the membership application form available from our website and mail it to: Alliance Française de Melbourne, PO BOX 2042, ST KILDA WEST, VIC 3182 or by fax on 9525 5064 or pop in to see us.

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Resource centre Our Resource Centre is open on: Mon to Thu: 9.00am to 8.30pm, Fri and Sat: 9.00am to 4.30pm, Sun: 1.00pm to 6.00pm Our librarian can assist you with your inquiries on the following days: Mon: 9.00am to 3.15pm, Wed: 9.00am to 1.30pm, Thu: 9.00am to 3.15pm, Fri: 12.15pm to 3.15pm. or by email at: library@afmelbourne.com.au If you are a current student or member of the Alliance Française, you are entitled to borrow a total of three books for one month and two DVDs or CDs for one week. For information about becoming a member go to: www.afmelbourne.com.au Bonne lecture, bonne écoute et bons films !

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Released every 3 months, given free to students and members, Alliance magazine provides the latest courses updates and highlights the cultural activities of Alliance Francaise.

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Chaque trimestre, vous êtes invités à découvrir des auteurs et des livres autour d’une thématique. A chaque rencontre, échanges de points de vue, réactions et partages autour d’aventures littéraires. Trois rendez-vous par thème sont prévus et l’inscription est réservée aux membres de l’Alliance française. Elle se fait en ligne et son nombre est limité à 10 participants : library@afmelbourne.com.au

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Cultural Activities Throughout the year, the unique and vibrant cultural centre that is the Alliance Française de Melbourne offers a varied program of events in tune with the extraordinary effervescence abounding in Australia’s artistic capital.

Visual Arts

Eildon Gallery’s two spaces regularly host exhibitions of photography, painting, sculpture and video installations. Valued partnerships exist with the St Kilda Festival, the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, and Art & Design, Monash University.

Performing Arts

The Stork Theatre will be our resident troupe over three months in 2011, while March brings an exciting performance partnership with the Dance Massive Festival.

Talks

French and Australian speakers discuss current social questions as part of the quarterly Melbourne Salons, presented in partnership with RMIT and ISFAR. The Alliance Française also participates in bringing French writers to Melbourne.

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2011 Highlights The Jeudi Jazzy takes place on a Thursday evening each month in the Alliance Française’s decidedly funky basement. Come listen to jazz musicians who perpetuate St Kilda’s artistic and rhythmic tradition. The French Film Festival, the biggest foreign language film festival in Australia, is also the most established and prestigious. Our 2011 edition takes place from 9 to 27 March in five cinemas across Melbourne, where more than 47 recent French films and documentaries will be screened. During the Fête de la francophonie from 28 March to 2 April 2011, we celebrate the vitality of the French language, spoken by a global community of 200 million people. On 21 June each year, during the Fête de la Musique, music is given pride of place in festivities spanning France and a hundred other countries during the northern hemisphere summer solstice, which is the winter solstice down under. Everyone is invited to come play and share through music on this day. France’s national celebration on 14 July, Bastille Day, is the perfect occasion to come together and dance.

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In December each year at our French Christmas Market & Open Day, craftspeople based in Australia offer you quality French products that make for excellent gift ideas, just before the festive season arrives.

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On the third Friday of November, come savour the Beaujolais nouveau, the first new season wine, direct from France, during a relaxed evening of gastronomical delights.


Enrolment made easy Are you looking for a French course that would guarantee the greatest potential for learning and would give you an insight into French society and culture? Well you’ve just found it! Don’t miss out on the next term and sign up now!

1. If you have no prior knowledge of French You can enrol directly in our Beginners 1 class or in our French for Travellers course without a placement test!

2. If you have studied French previously Visit our website www.afmelbourne.com.au to complete our placement test (free of charge). After completion, we will receive your answer sheet with your details and we will contact you for a short telephone interview to provide the result of the test and recommend a placement that would suit you best.

Registration and Payment Options ►Send in the detachable registration form with credit card details or cheque (payable to the ‘Alliance Française Melbourne’). ►Call us on 9525 3463 and enrol over the phone with VISA or MASTERCARD. ►Visit our website and enrol online with our Secure Online Booking Form. ►Pop in to our office in St Kilda and register at our front desk.

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Terms and Conditions CONDITIONS OF ENROLMENT Enrolment

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 www.afmelbourne.com.au to complete the test.

Class Size and Viability

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. 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 ONLINE

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

OVER THE PHONE

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

IN PERSON

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

BY MAIL

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

Class Cancellations

The Alliance Française reserves the right to cancel or reorganise classes. If a course is cancelled due to insufficient enrolments, students may request a transfer to another class, a credit note or a full refund of fees paid. Please note that course fees cannot be transferred to private lessons.

Transfers

Transfers into another level will only be considered in the first week of commencement of the course after discussion with the course co-ordinator.

Refunds

Any student who has paid for a course and who 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 for a refund must be addressed in writing to the 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. - 22 -


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

Please 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.

FAQ Do we provide consular services?

No, the Alliance Française is not a consular agency. It is a notfor-profit organisation that promotes the French language and culture. For any administrative formalities (such as registration, passport, CNI, visa, birth certificate, etc), please refer to the French Consulate in Sydney: www.ambafrance-au.org. Melbourne’s Honorary Consulate can also help you with these formalities except for visa applications. It is located on Level 7, 160 Queen Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 and is open to the public Monday to Friday from 9:00am until 1:00pm. Tel: 9602 5024 Fax: 9670 3992 Email: consul.melbourne@ambafrance-au.org

Translation services?

We provide NAATI-accredited French<>English translations, officially recognised by Australian and French authorities. An original or a certified copy needs to be sighted by our staff for all official documents. Translations of standard documents only take a few days and our rates are very competitive. Please note however that technical documents or those requiring a specific presentation may attract a surcharge. To obtain a quote, please submit your document by email: info@afmelbourne.com.au or fax: 9525 5064.

Interpreting services?

We provide French<>English interpreting services for a wide range of needs. A detailed description of your requirements will be needed as well as, in most cases, one-week notice to arrange for the interpreter. To discuss your needs, please contact us by telephone on (03) 9525 3463. - 23 -


Contact us

Alliance Franรงaise de melbourne

51 Grey Street, St Kilda Vic 3182 or PO Box 2042, St Kilda West VIC 3182 Tel: (03) 9525 3463 Fax: (03) 9525 5064 info@afmelbourne.com.au www.afmelbourne.com.au

Office hours

Mon-Thu: 9am to 8.30pm Fri-Sat: 9am to 6pm Sun 1pm to 6pm* *Starting in February 2011.

How to find us

Melway: 58 A9 Trams: 16, 96, 3a Fitzroy Street 3, 5, 64, 67 St Kilda Junction (3, 64, 67 Alma Road) Some carpark available on site. St Kilda Junction

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