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A genuine taste of France

French Courses & Events January - June 2014 1


Contents ABOUT THE ALLIANCE FRANรงAISE DE CANBERRA......................................3 general FRENCH COURSES...........................................................................4 FRENCH A LA CARTE!.......................................................................................4 why become a student..............................................................................5 FRENCH WORKSHOPS......................................................................................6 French national diplomas......................................................................7 Young Learners...........................................................................................8 YOU ARE A FRENCH TEACHER IN AN AUSTRALIAN SCHOOL.....................9 YOU ARE A DIPLOMAT OR WORK IN International relations............9 HOW TO ENROL & DISCOUNTS.....................................................................10 THE MULTIMEDIA LIBRARy...........................................................................11 LINGUISTIC STAYS IN FRANCE......................................................................11 Alliance Franรงaise French Film Festival 2014...............................12 Cultural Events Term 1 & 2 2014..............................................................13 OUR COMMIT TEE MEMBERS & OUR STAFF.................................................14 CONDITIONS OF ENROLMENT......................................................................15

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ABOUT THE ALLIANCE FRANรงAISE DE CANBERRA QUALITY Our method of teaching emphasizes task-based learning with all instruction given in French with active student participation. It is based on realistic and interactive activities which will enable the students to effectively communicate in everyday We are celebrating 70 years of situations. experience in teaching this year! We offer French language tuition to adults, teenagers & children since 1950. Our team of experienced native speakers receive regular training and practice the latest techniques.

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Community The Alliance Franรงaise de Canberra is a not-for-profit organisation promoting Franco-Australian relationships that has the support of the Embassy of France. This close cooperation & collaboration makes the Alliance Franรงaise the heart of the FrenchAustralian community in Canberra.

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NETWORK Founded in 1943 the Alliance Franรงaise of Canberra is one of 950 Alliances in more than 138 countries throughout the world. This network guarantees a totally reliable and professional approach. Last year, over 700 students chose to study French with us in Australia.


general FRENCH COURSES Our standard courses: you will work on both written and oral skills. These courses are offered at various rates and schedules for all levels. There is a course for you! Find the one that fits you best!

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4hrs/week over 10 weeks

Monday & Wednesday Tuesday &Thursday

6-8pm

$670

Beginner FRENCH FOR TRAVELLERS

2hrs/week over 10 weeks

6-8pm

$360

10-12am 1-3pm 6-8pm

$360

9am-1pm

$360

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SEMI-INTENSIVE SATURDAY EXPRESS

2hrs/week over 10 weeks

Monday to Thursday

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

S E T A D TERMS

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CORPORATE LANGUAGE TRAINING We are uniquely placed to meet your requirements and provide customised French classes for everyone in your company, from beginners to advanced, at our premises in Turner or at your desk. Ask us for a quote.

FRENCH A LA CARTE!

Private tuitions can be arranged for individuals or small groups (at the Alliance Française or at a location more convenient for you*). Lessons are tailor-made to address your particular needs and can start any time during the year. * Travel fees apply

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Private tuitions

Private groups

Tailor-made one-to-one courses adapted to your needs, your objectives and your availability.

You want to learn with friends or in a small group and choose your objectives? This is what you are looking for!

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1 to 6

7 to12

13 to 20

21+

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Hourly fee

$78

$74

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$67

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why become a student... • The premier French language institution with over 2000 enrolments per year and the only exam centre for internationally recognised French language proficiency certification in Canberra. • A variety of general, specialised and tailored French courses for children, adolescents and adults to suit your needs, levels and schedule.

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• A focus on conversational French with active student participation and opportunities to express themselves in limited class sizes (9 to 15 students). • A wide range of language and cultural activities to practise French and discover its culture: film screenings, workshops, music, exhibitions, lectures... • A team of experienced and qualified native French instructors who benefit from the latest tools and training. • An access to our media library to maximise your learning experience. • A relaxed and friendly environment to develop your knowledge of French from day one! “I started classes a few years ago, beginning with a weekly cinema class that offered fascinating insights into French culture and street slang. From there I moved to a combination of an evening conversation class and a regular morning class. These classes were excellent and the two different styles of learning complemented each other well. 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.”

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FRENCH WORKSHOPS

You want to work on a specific skill? You want to find another way to learn? Want to complete your class with something else and get 10% discount? Workshops are what you are looking for!

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1 hour/ week over 5 weeks

Tuesday 5pm - 6pm

$90

A1 or A2

2 hours/ week over 5 weeks

A1 Monday, A2 Thursday 6pm - 8pm

$180

A2 or B1 or B2

2 hours/ week over 10 weeks

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

$360

2 hours/ week over 5 weeks

Wednesday 6pm - 8pm

$180

2 hours/ week over 10 weeks

Wed or Thur 10am - 12pm

$360

2 hours/ week over 10 weeks

Monday 6pm - 8pm

$360

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.

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

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

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

PERFEC TIONNEMENT Discuss art, culture & history in a friendly atmosphere while dealing with more complex grammatical structures.

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French national diplomas 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.

why A DELF OR DALF Diploma? The Alliance Française de Canberra is the only exam centre approved by the French government in the ACT to deliver and present these exams recognised everywhere in the world and valid for life! A DELF or DALF exam is required to join a French University, is valid for life and adds to your qualification skills. Each year there are 300,000 students who pass a DELF&DALF exam. Four skills are evaluated: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Next 2014 sessions are 17-21 March and 10-14 November

DELF PRIM For children aged up to 11 years old, beginners in French A1-A2

$58

For teenagers aged 12-17 years old and young French citizens schooled in a local institution. Levels A1 till B2

DELF&DALF PREPARATION WORKSHOPs Specially designed courses to get ready and be fully prepared before having the exam! 3h/week over 5 weeks

$270

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DELF JUNIOR

DELF A1 or A2 - $80 DELF B1 or B2 - $96

DELF & DALF ADULTS

For adults and young adults aged above 16 years old. Exams are help in three levels : Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced. DELF A1 or A2 - $115 DELF B1 or B2 - $138 DALF C1 or C2 - $173

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Young Learners Learning French is so much fun! Give your child a bonus for life with weekly French classes. Our classes for young learners provide hands-on activities to create fun, enjoyable and yet effective learning experience.

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Tuesday or Wednesday 4pm - 5pm

$215

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Monday or Thursday 6pm - 8pm

$215

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

$325

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

$325

PRE-KINDY - 3 to 4 years old Counting, alphabet, singing, dancing, fairytales, games and crafts with native French teachers!

1&2 1 hour/ week over 10 weeks

Kindy - 5 to 6 years old A fun introduction to everyday French themes through stories, songs, handcrafts, games & dances.

CHILDREN - 7 to 11 years OLD Children’s classes give your child a real progressive perspective in French, levels range from beginners to advanced.

1.5 hours/week over 10 weeks

Teens - 12 to 16 years old Whether you start French from scratch,want to improve your French skills or keep up with your level.

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Tailor-made private lessons or group sessions specially designed to complement and support your child’s French classes at school .

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school holiday PROGRAM This workshop happens during school holiday breaks and teachers develop themes to introduce kids to everyday life situations with hands-on creative activities . Morning tea included

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BREVET OR HIGH SCHOOL CERTIFICATE All year long review of the different steps in the exams, practice both your written and oral skills in order to get even more confident and ready for the big day!


YOU ARE A FRENCH TEACHER IN AN AUSTRALIAN SCHOOL f O R YO U We provide French classes for French teachers as well as training for teaching french as a foreign language. This project has the support of the Department of Education and Training in the ACT.

NEW Your class can come to the Alliance for half an hour, one or two hours, or even a full day. Your students will meet native french speakers and interact with them. They will be able to choose between many activities to help them learn : • Quizzes on French culture and/or language • French or francophone film workshops • Interviewing French speakers in realistic situation • Language and Culture workshops • Pétanque ! • French breakfast or “goûter” • Lunch by a French Chef living in Canberra

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THE CONCOURS GEORGE VINCENT It is aim at all secondary schools (Y8-Y12) where French is taught. Teachers can enrol their students in one or more of three categories: Junior, Senior & Francophone. In the ACT more than 200 students proudly join the competition! Winners are awarded books, DVD, CDs, and senior years always receive a higher special prize such as a tablet computer! Contact: afc.georgevincent@gmail.com

YOU ARE A DIPLOMAT OR WORK IN International relations You are a diplomat and you know that French is one of the two official languages spoken in today’s highest diplomatic institutions such as NATO, the EU or the UN. French is more than a language used in diplomatic affairs, it is a key language in a professional international relations environment. The Alliance Française de Canberra is fully aware of this potential and is opening specially design beginner’s group courses and private or small group tuitions for any level. Ask the deputy director for more informations. ! NEW

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HOW TO ENROL?

IF YOU HAVE NEVER LEARNT FRENCH

You can enrol directly at the front desk, over the phone or fill in the form on our website. The intensive, semi-intensive, Saturday express or the beginner French for travellers courses are the most appropriate options to start learning French !

IF YOU HAVE PREVIOUSLY LEARNT FRENCh or are not sure about your level Try our assessment test. It is easy to access and free! It can be completed online or directly at the Alliance. Then we will get back to you. If needed, an appointment for an oral assessment will then be organised for you.

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5% DISCOUN T (adults only) - Re-enrolment a week before the beginning of term - Senior citizens (60 years old and more) - Family

10% DISCOUN T - Enrolment for 2 terms or classes at a time - French Teachers in A.C.T schools

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15% DISCOUN T - For enrolment for the whole year

20% DISCOUN T - Full time university students - Pensioners 02 6247 5027 enquiries@afcanberra.com.au www.afcanberra.com.au


THE MULTIMEDIA LIBRARy A place to come and refresh yourself! French Audio Books, DVDs, CDs, comics, books, and magazines!

“LES COUPS DE COEUR” Every month, the Alliance Française selects one topic related to the cultural activities of the Alliance and presents books, comic strips, DVDs and CDs which deal with the chosen theme.

“LA BIBLIOTHEQUE DE L’APPRENANT ” We have made for you a selection of books classified according to different levels of French. Another way to improve your French while having fun!

“Le coin enfants” A special place for children and parents is located in a cozy corner of our library. It’s time to relax with your child and read a book!

LINGUISTIC STAYS IN FRANCE From Canberra, we can organise your trip to France and give you a 12% discount on course fees when booked through Alliance Française! Imagine taking a French course in one of France’s most beautiful cities, staying with a French family totally immersed in French culture or at a hotel. The Alliance Française de Canberra organises this experience of a lifetime and exchange programs in Paris, Lyon, Nice, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Marseille or Rouen. Please note that an administration fee of $250 applies.

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Alliance Franรงaise French Film Festival 2014

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24TH EDITION 5 WEEK DURATION

43 FILMS

1,421 SCREENINGS

16 PARTICIPATING

CINEMAS 132,423 CINEMAS SEATS FILLED

SCREENINGS OPENING NIGHT CLOSING NIGHT 6 MARCH 25 MARCH

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Celebrating its 25th year in 2014, the Alliance Franรงaise French Film Festival is a highly anticipated and extremely popular event on the Australian cultural calendar. It is not only the biggest foreign film Festival in Australia; it is also the largest celebration of French films outside of France. Each year the Festival curates a selection of the best contemporary French films, including comedies, dramas, documentaries and much more. The annual Festival is a collaboration between the Embassy of France in Australia and six Alliances Franรงaises around the country.

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Cultural Events Term 1 & 2 2014

A way to promote artistic and cultural exchanges between France & Australia. Here is a sneak peek ! Many more are coming !

Speed Talking Once a month French CafĂŠs musique, historique, cinema, scienitifque...

Charity Concert with Jane Rutter 12 February West bank festival 14 - 15 February open day & francophonie 29 March Immersion week end 12 april Fete de la musique 20 june Bastille Day 12 july

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

Ray Walker Mike Lee Alison Russell-French Roger Fisher

Terence Maloon Kerry Fisher Geoff Thompson

Max Flint Laurent Prevot Franck Leonhardt

OUR STAFF DIRECTOR: Isabelle Faure DEPUTY DIRECTOR: Vincent Brousse

Marilyn Truscott Tim Field Declan King

OFFICE MANAGER: Maryse Papin LIBRARIAN: Mireille Hendy ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT: Charlotte Caillot

Extend our family and... BECOME A MEMBER OF THE AFC: you will support the promotion of Francophone cultures and the French language. As a member, you will enjoy: • Discounts on all events organised by or in conjunction with the Alliance française de Canberra • Use of our media library: books, children’s books, DVDs, Audio-books, French newspapers and magazines • Free WIFI access • Discount for the Alliance Française French Film Festival 2014 • Our cosy corner at any time to watch our French TV channels: RFO, TV5, EUROSPORT, LCI & GULLI • Free ciné-club • Voting at our Annual General Meeting Your membership is valid for 1 year. BECOME A VOLUNTEER: you will support and assist with cultural events & activities. OUR SPONSORS:

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Fees and Payment

CONDITIONS OF ENROLMENT

Courses at the Alliance Française de Canberra require the payment of the following fees: 1- Annual membership fee: This fee allows students to be member at the Alliance Française de Canberra and therefore to attend any course in which they have been registered and have paid in full the corresponding tuition. It is valid for all our courses from the first day of classes and for a period of one year (date to date). This fee is non-refundable. 2- The tuition fees must be paid at time of registration. Enrolment will only be confirmed upon full payment before the first lesson of the session. Payments in three instalments can be arranged. 3- Books and exercise books are not included in tuition fees. The books will not be returned or exchanged, except for a change of course decided by the Alliance Française and which involves the purchase of a new book. The book can only be returned or exchanged if in a very good condition and within a maximum of 5 working days. 4- Discount can’t be combined with other discounts. The tuition fees are presented in the brochures, leaflets, website and can be paid by cash, cheque, EFTPOS or credit card, at the front desk, by mail or over the phone.

Registration Instructions 1- Returning students should enrol 1 week prior to the start of the new session. 2- Non-beginner students who are enrolling for the first time, are advised to take the online assessment test before classes begin in order to secure a place in the appropriate level.

Withdrawal policy 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 20% processing fee. Applications for refund must be addressed in writing to the Director. No refund, transfer or credit will be given if a student is unable to attend every class or leave before the end of the term. The Alliance Française can not be held responsible for students’ changes in work commitments or personal circumstances. Under exceptional circumstances such as serious illness, the Alliance Française may consider the request of a student to transfer from one course to another or defer his/her class with a doctor’s certificate. A formal request must be submitted to the Director.

Cancellation The Alliance Française reserves the right to divide, combine or cancel a course within 2 weeks after the start of the course. Minimum class size is 9 students. For a lesser number, tuition cost per hour could be readjusted. Otherwise any class may be cancelled by the Alliance Française. In case of a cancellation, students may request a transfer to another class, a credit note or a full refund of fees paid. There can be no discount or refund or reschedule made in tuition fees over national public holidays. Classes will be rescheduled in agreement with your teacher. Please note that credit notes are neither transferable, nor redeemable for cash. They are to be used within one year. You can

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