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BROCHURE SEPT 2011 - AUG 2012 ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE DE VANCOUVER IS A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION SINCE 1904

www.alliancefrancaise.ca


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ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE DE VANCOUVER

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WHAT IS THE ALLIANCE FRANCAISE? A Worldwide Network of over 1200 independently run committees established in 138 countries. Alliance Française is the first cultural network in the world. From Brazil to China (where Alliance is established in already 15 cities: Beijing, Shanghai, Canton, Dalian, Tianjin, Jinan, Qingdao, Xian, Nanking, Wuhan, Chengdu, Chongqing, Hangzhou, Macao and Hong Kong), and Taiwan, India, Russia and USA, Alliance Française counts each year more than 450,000 students. In Canada: From Vancouver to Halifax, more than 9,000 students per year attend courses in our schools. In Vancouver: The Alliance Francaise of Vancouver has been actively promoting interest in the French language and culture since 1904. We are a non-profit cultural and educational association managed by a board of directors elected by its members. It is our goal to foster the appreciation of French culture through cultural events and to encourage the study of the French language. OUR MISSIONS - To offer French courses to all audiences - To raise awareness of French and French-speaking world cultures, in all of their dimensions - To promote cultural diversity by highlighting all cultures WHY LEARNING FRENCH? To start learning French at an early age is a wise choice, either to prepare admission to the high quality immersion program, or to obtain French credits more easily and then prepare and facilitate the admission to the best universities in the country and abroad. The French language provides tools to function in social and professional life, as Canada’s official language and access to government jobs and public service. Fluency in French is essential to advance in your career or in the government. French is important for a good international projection: whether in Europe, where French is spoken in Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg and France, where it is a working language in the European Union, it is also the second language most studied in school after English in Africa, land of opportunity where it is the most common vernacular language, after English. French is important in the Middle East, Lebanon, or even in many in-


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ABOUT US

ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE DE VANCOUVER

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ternational institutions that have French as an official language (IOC, UN ...). French is also an international language of access for culture, while remaining an important language in sciences and mathematics. To invest in the success of one’s child French language training in Canada and British Columbia is a strategic choice for all families. INSTRUCTORS Our experienced teachers are native French speakers and have special credentials for teaching French as a foreign language. Their professionalism and dedication are essential to our success and to yours. They will guide you along a well-defined learning pathway, monitoring your progress both inside the classroom and through homework. HOW TO FIND US? Now only 5 min from Broadway and 10 min from downtown with the CANADA LINE

Langara 49th Station

Oakridge 41st Station Cambie st Oakridge Mall < to Downtown : 10min

AFV

to Richmond : 10min >

HOW TO CONTACT US? Alliance Française de Vancouver (Vancouver’s Centre for French Studies) 6161 Cambie Street, Vancouver, BC V5Z 3B2 T: 604-327-0201 F: 604-327-6606 info@alliancefrancaise.ca | www.alliancefrancaise.ca HOURS OF OPERATION MONDAY

9:00am to 7:45pm

TUESDAY

9:00am to 7:45pm

WEDNESDAY

9:00am to 7:45pm

THURSDAY

9:00am to 7:45pm

FRIDAY

9:30am to 7:30pm

SATURDAY

9:00am to 3:00pm

SUNDAY

closed


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ALLIANCE FRANร‡AISE DE VANCOUVER

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GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION We offer a wide range of levels from Beginner to Advanced. The Alliance Franรงaise organizes its teaching on the most modern teaching methods and on the CEFR (the Common European Framework for Languages), a standard reference adopted by dozens of educational systems worldwide. The Alliance Franรงaise now uses Interactive Projectors. It is a large interactive display that connects to a computer. There are now several studies showing the effect of this powerful tool on student learning. This offers a much more interactive experience than using a standard whiteboard. Our courses are offered with flexible schedules through group classes and private tutoring. Adults: The Alliance Franรงaise is recognized for its high quality programs and the strong bonds forged $13/h with its local cultural, educational and business communities. A communicative method that will allow you to develop all your skills: grammar, writing, listening, and conversation. From only

Children & Teens: Children are naturals at learning a language: their lack of inhibition and $12.5/h adaptability makes it easier for them to pick up sounds and words. As a parent, you are giving your child a life-long advantage by exposing them to a foreign language at an early age. Besides providing a head start for their future language learning, they benefit from a proven boost in scholastic performance in other subject areas. We offer quality teaching promoting excellence with dynamic method of teaching French and recognized high quality programs which will guarantee to your child good opportunities for further studies and to obtain diplomas. From only

Placement test: required for non beginners. Please call us to schedule an appointment. $20 fee (deductible towards tuition fees).


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ABOUT US

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Private Lessons: We offer French courses entirely From only customized to your exact needs. $20/h If you wish to prepare an exam, (DELF, DALF, TEF, SAT, Language placement test, French language and culture exam) your children need help to keep up with lessons at school, or you wish to prepare your next vacation in France, we can create a course for you. We offer private lessons with one of our teachers, either at your place or at the Alliance Française. You can choose the time and day that work for you. Hourly rate for 1 student (minimum 6 hours) At Alliance Française on Cambie: $55/h At your location: $66/h Hourly rate for semi private classes at AFV: - 2 students: $30 per student/h - 3 students: $24 per student/h - 4 students: $20 per student/h Translation services from English into French available. Please contact us at info@alliancefrancaise.ca With our new reward card “AFrewards”, your loyalty is rewarded. Collect 1 point every $150 you spend on each session. Collect 6 points to get a 5% off on your next tuition fee. RICHMOND CAMPUS We also offer classes in our Richmond campus: Elementary school Spul’u’kwuks 5999 Blanshard Drive Richmond, BC V7C 5V4 Next to the shopping center TERRA NOVA Burnaby, North Vancouver and Coquitlam campuses coming soon. Please contact us or visit our website for more information.

Westminster Hwy

< Waterfront

Blanshard Drive

AFV

Richmond Brighouse

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ALLIANCE FRANร‡AISE DE VANCOUVER

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COURSES FOR CHILDREN 5 TO 7 From only

$12.5/h scopes.

Early learning of languages is a key factor to acquire adequate skills and progress steadily in other subjects at school. It enhances acquisition learning skills and prepares the child to deal with different

At Alliance Franรงaise, we are specialized in children classes. We prepare kids to follow French programs, to acquire the basis for entering the best programs, and to progress steadily. We also propose those classes to prepare the A1 diploma that can be passed after 2 years of French at our school. For that purpose, we use Ludo et ses amis, editions Didier, a textbook with a playful approach which allows the development of communicative skills. This method is thought out to catch the attention of children and fits their needs, concentrate on oral expression via the active listening, and allow the children to write in French whenever they have acquired written skills in their first language. At the end of each session, students will be tested and will receive a certificate of achievement.

2011/2012

MON

TUE

SESSION 1 sep - dec

Sep 12 - Dec 12

Sep 13 - Dec 6

SESSION 2 jan - april

Jan 9 - April 2

Jan 3 - April 3

SESSION 3 april - june

April 16 - June 25

April 10 - June 26

SESSION 4 july

Tue and Thu 1:30pm - 3:30pm July 3 - July 26

$235

$255

$215

$235

$195

$235

$210

No class on Oct 7, 8, 10, Nov 11, 12, 14, from March 12 to 24, and May 21


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WHEN? Once a week Mon, Tue, Wed or Thu afternoon: WED

THU

Sep 14 - Dec 7

Sep 15 - Dec 8

Jan 4 - April 4

Jan 5 - April 5

April 11 - June 27

April 12 - June 28

$255 $235 $235

4:00pm to 5:30pm

$255 $235 $235

Books are not included in the tuition fee and cover 5 sessions. Your level may not be available on each day.


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COURSES FOR CHILDREN 8 TO 10 From only

$12.5/h

Early learning of languages is a key factor to acquire adequate skills and progress steadily in other subjects at school. It enhances acquisition learning skills and prepares the child to deal with different scopes.

At Alliance Française, we are specialized in children classes. We prepare kids to follow French programs, to acquire the basis for entering the best programs, and to progress steadily. We also propose to those classes to prepare the A1 and A2 Delf diplomas that can be passed after 2 or 3 years of French at our school. For that purpose, we use Alex et Zoé, editions CLE International, a very dynamic textbook especially designed for children that age with lots of contents and tools (eTextbook, activities CD-Rom, readers, portfolio, integrated preparation to DELF). This textbook enhances the development of communicative skills, oral and written. Frequent assessment tests, self-assessment tests and reviews are offered throughout the course. At the end of each session, students will be tested and will receive a certificate of achievement.

2011/2012

MON

TUE

WED

SESSION 1 sep - dec

Sep 12 - Dec 12

Sep 13 - Dec 6

Sep 14 - Dec 7

SESSION 2 jan - april

Jan 9 - April 2

Jan 3 - April 3

Jan 4 - April 4

SESSION 3 april - june

April 16 - June 25

April 10 - June 26

April 11 - June 27

SESSION 4 july

Tue and Thu 1:30pm - 3:30pm July 3 - July 26

$235 $215 $195

$255 $235 $235

$255 $235 $235

$210

No class on Oct 7, 8, 10, Nov 11, 12, 14, from March 12 to 24, and May 21


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WHEN? Once a week Mon, Tue, Wed or Thu afternoon: Saturday: Twice a week  Tue and Thu:      

4:00pm to 5:30pm 1:00pm to 2:30pm 4:00pm to 5:30pm

TUE/THU 

THU

SAT

twice  a week classes

Sep 15 - Dec 8

Sep 10 - Dec 17

Sep 13 - Dec 8

Jan 5 - April 5

Jan 7 - March 31

Jan 3 - April 5

April 12 - June 28

April 14 - June 30

April 10 - June 28

$255 $235 $235

$255 $215 $235

$485 $450 $450

Books are not included in the tuition fee and cover 3 sessions with classes twice a week, and 5  sessions with classes once a week.  Your level may not be available on each day.


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COURSES FOR TEENS 11 AND OLDER French, as an official language of Canada, has a very special position in the school system, be in core $12.5/h French programs, intensive French, Immersion classes, and francophone programs. The new programs and examinations in BC organized around the DELF are in the line of the methodology we have developed for years at Alliance Franรงaise: task-based approach, communicative skills, and linguistic objectives. Our courses are a great asset for youths studying French. From only

Our classes are based on the latest textbooks and methodologies, with Pourquoi Pas, Editions Maison des Langues. It fosters participation and provides the students with a range of written and spoken skills to communicate in various situations. Students learn to speak, read and write in French using a great variety of oral and written material. Our students will get the best marks at DELF examination (as per April 2011 session of DELF). At the end of each session, students will be tested and will receive a certificate of achievement.

2011/2012

MON

TUE

WED

SESSION 1 sep - dec

Sep 12 - Dec 12

Sep 13 - Dec 6

Sep 14 - Dec 7

SESSION 2 jan - april

Jan 9 - April 2

Jan 3 - April 3

Jan 4 - April 4

SESSION 3 april - june

April 16 - June 25

April 10 - June 26

April 11 - June 27

SESSION 4 july

$310 $285 $260

$335 $310 $310

$335 $310 $310

Tue and Thu 1:30pm - 3:30pm July 3 - July 26

$210

No class on Oct 7, 8, 10, Nov 11, 12, 14, from March 12 to 24, and May 21


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WHEN? Once a week Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu or Fri afternoon: 4:00pm to 6:00pm Sat: 9:00am to 11:00am / 11:00am to 1:00pm / 1:00pm to 3:00pm Twice a week Tue and Thu: 5:30pm to 7:00pm

TUE/THU 

THU

FRI

SAT

twice  a week classes

Sep 15 - Dec 8

Sep 9 - Dec 16

Sep 10 - Dec 17

Sep 13 - Dec 8

Jan 5 - April 5

Jan 6 - March 30

Jan 7 - March 31

Jan 3 - April 5

April 12 - June 28

April 13 - June 29

April 14 - June 30

April 10 - June 28

$335 $310 $210

$335 $285 $310

$335 $285 $310

$485 $450 $450

Books are not included in the tuition fee and cover 3 sessions with classes twice a week, and 5  sessions with classes once a week.  Your level may not be available on each day.


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ALLIANCE FRANĂ&#x2021;AISE DE VANCOUVER

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SPECIAL CLASSES FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS SPRING BREAK March 12 to 16 and/or March 19 to 23 SUPER BEGINNER Special intensive classes for beginners during Spring Break. Take a step forward and finish your year with better marks in French! 8 to 10 years old: Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 12:00pm One week $195 / two weeks $375 11 years old and older: Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 1:00pm One week $260 / two weeks $500 DELF PREPARATION PROGRAM Special intensive classes for DELF Junior & Scolaire during Spring Break. 10 or 20 hours to practice and perfect your preparation for A1, A2, B1, B2 11 years old and older: Monday to Friday, 10am to 12pm One week $135 / two weeks $260


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SUMMER COURSES 2012, FRENCH «À LA CARTE» July 3 to July 13 (2 weeks) July 16 to July 27 (2 weeks) August 20 to August 31 (2 weeks) Choose: French intensive classes only or French intensive classes + Afternoon camps! Mornings: French Intensive Classes - 5 to 7 years old: Monday to Thursday, 9:30am to 12:00pm, $250 per 2 weeks - 8 to 10 years old: Monday to Thursday, 9:30am to 12:00pm, $250 per 2 weeks - 11 years old and older: Monday to Thursday, 9:30am to 12:30pm, $300 per 2 weeks Afternoons: Outdoor camps in French - Monday to Thursday, 1:30pm to 4:30pm + all day Friday, $380 per 2 weeks. Available drop-off time: 9:00am Available pick-up time: 5:00pm Supervised lunch hour at the Alliance Française, don’t forget to bring your lunch! Beginner, lower-intermediate and intermediate levels available for intensive classes. Price of books not included.


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ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE DE VANCOUVER

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FRENCH FOR ADULTS At the Alliance Française, our classes will allow you to develop all four skills: speaking, listening, rea$13/h ding and writing, plus Interaction skill. They will provide you with a wealth of intercultural insight. Through interactive activities, you will progress from basic communication situations to more complex interactions, where you must organize your ideas in order to inform, explain, narrate, convince, argue, or speak in public. Our classes are based on the recommendations of the CEFR (the Common European Framework for Languages), a standard reference adopted by dozens of educational systems worldwide. We use in that regards the textbook Alter Ego, Hachette FLE. From only

BEGINNER - A1 This level recognizes basic knowledge. It is the most basic level at which a language is used, called the «discovery» stage. At this stage, the learner can interact in a simple way: he/she can speak about him/herself and his/her immediate environment. INTERMEDIATE - A2 This level is based on the same principle: it recognizes the linguistic competency of a basic user, considered as a social actor. The candidate can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring the most common polite phrases and exchanges of information.

2011/2012

MON/WED

TUE/THU

SESSION 1 sep - nov

Sep 21 - Nov 9

Sep 22 - Nov 8

SESSION 2 nov - jan

Nov 16 - Jan 18

Nov 15 - Jan 12

SESSION 3 jan - march

Jan 23 - March 7

Jan 24 - March 8

SESSION 4 march - may

March 19 - May 7

March 20 - May 3

SESSION 5 may - june

May 9 - June 27

May 10 - June 26

SESSION 6 july

July 4 - July 30

July 3 - July 26

No class on Oct 7, 8, 10, Nov 11, 12, 14, from Dec 19 to Jan 2, April 6, 7, 9, May 21.


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ADVANCED - B1 & B2 At B1 level, the user becomes independent. He/she can maintain interaction: he/she can understand and maintain a discussion and give his/her opinion. He/she is capable of dealing with situations likely to arise in daily life. A B2 user has a degree of independence that allows him/her to construct arguments to defend his/her opinion, explain his/her viewpoint and negotiate. At this level, the candidate has a degree of fluency and spontaneity in regular interactions and is capable of correcting his/her own mistakes. CONVERSATION You must be of an intermediate or advanced level to take these courses. The student will learn how to make a speech (argue, convince, compare, justify...), introduce a subject, express themselves and give examples to illustrate what they are saying. Conversation classes are available Monday/Wednesday morning and Tuesday/Thursday morning from 9:30 am to 11:30am, and Saturday morning from 11:00am to 1:00pm. WHEN Twice a week For 7 weeks - Total: 28h Mon/Wed or Tue/Thu: 9:30am - 11:30am | 5:30pm - 7:30pm | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | 7:30pm - 9:30pm Once a week For 7 weeks - Total: 14h Friday: 6:00pm-8:00pm Saturday: 9:00am-11:00am | 11:00am-1:00pm HOW MUCH Classes twice a week: 28 hours $364 Classes once a week: 14 hours $189 Summer twice a week: 24 hours $312 Summer once a week: 12 hours $162 FRI

SAT

Sep 23 - Nov 18

Sep 24 - Nov 19

Nov 25 - Jan 20

Nov 25 - Jan 21

Jan 27 - March 9

Jan 28 - March 10

March 23 - May 11

March 24 - May 12

May 18 - June 29

May 19 - June 30

July 6 - July 27

-

Books are not included in the tuition fee and cover 6 sessions with classes twice a week, and 12 sessions with classes once a week. Your level may not be available on each day.


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SPECIAL CLASSES FOR ADULTS TAKE INTENSIVE CLASSES DURING THE SUMMER 2012:

NUMBER OF WEEKS

PRICE

2 weeks-30 hours

$375

4 weeks-60 hours

$725

DISCOUNT -$25

+ Collect your “afrewards” to get an extra discount! June 18 to June 29 (2 weeks) July 3 to July 13 (2 weeks) July 16 to July 27 (2 weeks) August 20 to August 31 (2 weeks) September 4 to September 14 (2 weeks) Morning classes (30 hours) - Monday to Friday 9:30am to 12:30pm Evening classes (30 hours) - Monday to Friday 6pm to 9pm LANGUAGE + CULTURE AT THE ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE! Starting October 2011, upgrade your cultural knowledge and language skills. Choose your favourite theme: Gastronomy, Castles and History, Wines, Paris. This package includes: - Language classes (2 hours a week): communication (how to reserve a hotel room, order in a restaurant, etc.) + specific vocabulary (food, drinks, etc.) - Workshops (once a month- 2 hours) - Movies and documentaries. These classes are available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday morning from 10:00am to 12:00pm (depending on level) and include early afternoon workshops. Sessions of 30 hours (12 weeks) from October 2011. $400 for 30 hours, including 6 hours of workshop. Special discount for Seniors.


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CORPORATE, FEDERAL AND SPECIAL TRAINING CLASSES How can the Alliance Française help my business? Communication is the key to building the relationships and trust that lead to successful business. In today’s global community, a working knowledge of your business partner’s language is a valuable asset. If you are trading with France or French-speaking markets or researching business opportunities, even a basic level of conversational French will help you build a successful rapport with your French-speaking clients, colleagues or counterparts. Alliance Française can help with: - General or specialized French courses at all levels - Interactive teaching using role play and simulation - Information on French business culture, business and current affairs In addition to our native French teachers, our business clients gain free membership to our resource centre, which is well supplied with over 11000 books, magazines, DVDs and CDs. This allows students to complement their studies with current information on all aspects of French life, culture and business. Whether you are taking up the challenge to learn to speak French for the first time, looking to improve your current standard or preparing for diplomas, you will be keen to match your commitment with the highest quality teaching. Alliance Française provides corporate programs for Canadian and French corporations, Government agencies, and other internationally oriented organizations in Vancouver. Alliance Française instructors can work with your company to develop a French instructional program tailored to your organization’s particular linguistic needs through one-on-one tutoring or group lessons.

SPECIAL SCHEDULES AND FEES CAN BE ARRANGED ON REQUEST AND COURSES CAN BE GIVEN ON BUSINESS PREMISES. PLEASE CONTACT US AT INFO@ALLIANCEFRANCAISE.CA OR 604-327-0201


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SPECIAL TRAINING FOR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND AGENCIES EMPLOYEES Government agents need to strengthen their skills in French in order to progress in their career to reach either A, B or C level. The new curriculum of the Public Service has been built with the CEFR (the Common European Framework for Languages) that is the basis of our training at Alliance Franรงaise. Working from the contents required by the Public Service School, our classes or tutoring are organized throughout the year, in an intensive or extensive format. Immersion classes at Alliance Franรงaise give the ability to work deeper on: - Communication - Oral skills and phonetics - Communicative grammar - Vocabulary in context - Task-based approach with the most experienced French teachers specialized in the government language training and with specific accreditation. Alliance Franรงaise is an approved French training center by the federal government. SPECIAL TRAINING FOR FRENCH TEACHERS We offer special training for French Teachers, including intensive classes: - prepare the DELF or DALF, - small classes of 8 to 10 students, - upgrade your grammar and communication skills, - prepare French activities for your children classes. Package includes 15 hours per week + one cultural evening in French + French books ($320 per week). This training is available during the summer (one, two, three or four weeks packages) and Spring break (one or two weeks packages). Our training is also available Saturdays during school year.


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DELF JUNIOR & SCOLAIRE TEENAGERS

The DELF Junior et Scolaire possesses all the qualities of the «general» DELF while tackling topics which are adapted to teenagers. They certify the French as Second Language learner skills at four different levels of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), thus there are four separate diplomas: A1 (Breakthrough), A2 (Elementary), B1 (Threshold) and B2 (Vantage). More than 190,000 candidates were registered in the world in 2010. If you want your French language skills validated by an internationally-recognized diploma, to gain official certification of your language achievements by the criteria used in every European country, as well as worldwide, notably in China, to continue your studies at a Francophone university or certify your French language achievements in BC Schoolboard, enroll for the next session of the DELF Junior. It is valid for life! At each level a series of tests assesses the four skills: oral comprehension and expression, written comprehension and expression. DELF ADULT

DELF JUNIOR

PRICE*

DELF A1

DELF A1

$75

DELF A2

DELF A2

$75

DELF B1

DELF B1

$130

DELF B2

DELF B2

$130

DALF C1 DALF C2 *Price subjects to change.

-

-

$160 $160


DIPLOMA

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DELF DALF

ADULTS

The DELF (Diploma of French Language Studies) and the DALF (Further Diploma of French Language Studies) are the first lifelong diplomas of French as a second language with international recognition. Today, there are 900 exam centers in 154 countries that offer the DELF and the DALF - for a total of 320,000 candidates around the world each year. Since their inception in 1985 there have been 2, 500,000 candidates. At each level a series of tests assesses the four skills: oral comprehension and expression, written comprehension and expression. Candidates who have been awarded the DALF are exempted from language entrance examinations in French universities. DELF A1 This level recognizes basic knowledge. It is the most basic level at which a language is used, called the «discovery» stage. At this stage, the learner can interact in a simple way: he/ she can speak about him/herself and his/her immediate environment. DELF A2 This level is based on the same principle: it recognizes the linguistic competency of a basic user, considered as a social actor. The candidate can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring the most common polite phrases and exchanges of information. DELF B1 At this level, the user becomes independent. He/she can maintain interaction: he/she can understand and maintain a discussion and give his/her opinion. He/she is capable of dealing with situations likely to arise in daily life. DELF B2 B2 user has a degree of independence that allows him/ her to construct arguments to defend his/her opinion, explain his/her viewpoint and negotiate. At this level, the candidate has a degree of fluency and spontaneity in regular interactions and is capable of correcting his/her own mistakes. DALF C1 Language users at level C1 are independent. They can express themselves fluently and spontaneously. They have a large vocabulary and can choose the appropriate expression to introduce their comments. They can produce clear, well-structured discourse without hesitation and which shows controlled use of structures. DALF C2 C2 users’ proficiency in the language is illustrated by precision, appropriateness and fluency of expression. C2 candidates are capable of using the language for academic and advanced-level purposes. TO ENROLL, PLEASE DOWNLOAD AND FILL OUT THE FORM ON OUR WEBSITE WWW.ALLIANCEFRANCAISE.CA


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DELF PRIM’

CHILDREN

The DELF Prim (Diploma of French Language Studies) is a new diploma of French, as a second language with international recognition. The DELF Prim is designed for children at the elementary school (from 7 to 11 years). It is valid for life! It certifies the French as Second Language learner skills at three different levels of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR): A1.1: (new level for the very first steps), A1 (Basic), A2 (Elementary). DELF PRIM

PRICE

DELF A1.1

$75

DELF A1

$75

DELF A2

$75

TO ENROLL, PLEASE DOWNLOAD AND FILL OUT THE FORM ON OUR WEBSITE WWW.ALLIANCEFRANCAISE.CA


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TEF The TEF (Test d’Evaluation du Français) is an assessment of proficiency in the French language, used by Citizenship and Immigration Canada to assign points for the language factor when applying for citizenship. The Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry issues a certificate, which is widely recognized by business firms and educational institutions. Applicants may be required to take the compulsory tests (written comprehension, listening, vocabulary and structure) and the optional tests (written and oral expression). There is one session every two months. TEF

PRICE*

Compulsory tests $169

$149 for students of Alliance Française de Vancouver

Compulsory + optional tests

$323

*Price subjects to change.

TCF The TCF is the French Education Ministry’s test of French language ability. It is a comprehensive language placement test for non-native speakers of French who wish to obtain a quick, simple, effective and precise evaluation of their general language skills for professional or personal reasons. Each candidate will receive a certificate which follows the sixlevel proficiency scale of the Council of Europe. If you want to register for the premier cycle or first stage of undergraduate studies in France and you do not have the DALF, you must take the specific TCF called the TCF for DAP (preliminary admission application). OPTION

DESCRIPTION

FEE

Option A

Compulsory test only

$125

Option B

Compulsory test + oral exam

$190

Option C

Compulsory test + written exam $190

Option D

Compulsory test + oral + written $230

Option E

TCF DAP

$230


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CULTURAL

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CULTURAL AND SOCIAL EVENTS ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE IS MORE THAN A SCHOOL Alliance Française hosts a variety of cultural events and activities: Movie-dinner: Discover delectable French dishes and wonderful movies during delightful evenings. Café-croissant gathering: Speak in French and meet people with hot beverages and delicious croissants. Conference and lecture: Meet writers, scientists, historians, journalists… Exhibitions: Discover different artists from all over the world Concert/cabaret: Enjoy classical as modern music with wonderful musicians Ciné-debate: Enjoy an evening with best French directors, discover new movies and debate about it in an entertaining atmosphere. Book sale: Read in French! Alliance Française is selling new and used French novels, magazines, documentaries, text books… Story-telling and crafts: Listen to marvelous story in French and create your own crafts on a magical morning. Shows for children: Prepared to be enchanted by our Christmas and Halloween shows! Attending cultural events is a great way to improve your French or simply enjoy an amusing and fun moment! All of our events give you an opportunity to socialize and taste French dishes like crepes, galettes des rois, cider, wine and cheese.

VISIT OUR WEBSITE AND REGISTER TO THE NEWSLETTER TO FIND OUT ABOUT OUR CULTURAL PROGRAMMING.


LIBRAIRY

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MULTIMEDIA LIBRARY ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE’S LIBRARY WAS CREATED IN FEBRUARY 1998 As an Information Centre on contemporary France, it provides its subscribers more than 8,000 books (documentaries, novels, pictures books, comics...), 2,000 DVDs and videos (movies and documentaries), 600 CDs (French variety, rap, techno, rock, jazz, classical music...), 150 CD-ROMs and 30 periodicals. The Library has a rich documentary fund covering various subjects such as Literature, Art, Tourism, History, Geography, and Gastronomy... The Library offers its young public a wide collection of pictures books, comics, cartoons, documentaries with regular new additions. Members can improve their French skills with a new Student section: Phonetics, Grammar, Verbs, Vocabulary, and Easy reader books… organized by levels. The catalogue of the library is available on-line through the Alliance Française website: www.alliancefrancaise.ca. Members can check their accounts and reserve items online, using their card number. HOURS OF OPERATION MONDAY

10:00am to 12:00pm 3:30pm to 7:30pm

TUESDAY

3:30pm to 7:30pm

WEDNESDAY

10:00am to 12:00pm 3:30pm to 7:30pm

THURSDAY

10:00am to 12:00pm 3:30pm to 7:30pm

FRIDAY

3:30pm to 7:30pm

SATURDAY

9:30am to 2:30pm

SUNDAY

closed

LIBRARY RULES Always have your member card with you to borrow items. All loan periods are for 21 days. It is possible to renew all items once for 21 more days except for DVD whose loan period is limited to 2 weeks. Borrowing limits : - Couple / Family : 15 items (up to 5 videos) - Individual : 10 items (up to 4 videos) IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL: 604-327-0201, EXT. 228 OR EMAIL AT LIBRARY@ALLIANCEFRANCAISE.CA


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ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE DE VANCOUVER

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MEMBERSHIP All students of Alliance Francaise aged 19 and up are members of the association. Students under 19 taking courses at the Alliance Francaise will receive a card upon registration fee payment that will give them the same benefits as the membership card. One can be a member of the association without taking any classes. BENEFITS OF THE MEMBERSHIP Free access to the library. Preferred rates for our cultural activities and some of those from our partners. Discounts or gifts at some of our partners. VALIDITY From September 1st to August 31st of the following year. COST Couple/ Family Individual Member Student (BC) French teacher Senior

$50.00 $40.00 $30.00 $30.00 $30.00

- TO BECOME A MEMBER, PLEASE CONTACT US Here are some of our partners. Present your membership card and get special offers! BAGUETTE & CO. 3273 West Broadway Vancouver (604) 737-8050 PACIFIC CINÉMATHÈQUE 1131 Howe St Vancouver (604) 688-8202 CAFÉ D’AZUR 812 Homer St. Vancouver (604) 685-1419

15% OFF $2 OFF ON TICKETS

1$ COFFEE WITH PURCHASE OF PASTRY


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REGISTRATION POLICY If you have studied French previously, you will need to take a $20 test (deductible from tuition fees upon registration within 3 months). FAMILY REGISTRATION: couple, brother &sister only - The 1st member = full price - The 2nd member = -10% (tuition fee) - The 3rd member = -15% (tuition fee) Full payment is required before the first day of class. A $30 non-refundable administrative fee is required at the time of the first yearly enrolment (valid Sept 1-Aug 31). COURSE CANCELLATIONS A minimum enrolment of 7 students is required to recover course costs. If that minimum is not reached, Alliance Française reserves the right to cancel classes. Every attempt will be made to notify you in advance. A full refund will be processed unless we are notified of your wish to transfer to another class. WITHDRAWALS & REFUNDS - Refund requests must be submitted 5 business days before the start of the course. A $30 cancellation fee will be applied. - No refunds nor credits once classes have started - All refunds are made by cheque. Please allow three weeks for processing. - No credit for classes missed - No classes on Statutory Holiday and some School Holidays

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ABOUT US What is the Alliance Francaise? |

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KIDS Courses for children 5 to 7 | Courses for

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ADULTS French for adults | Special classes for

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CORPORATE Corporate, Federal and

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DIPLOMA DELF DALF - Adults | DELF

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CULTURAL EVENTS Cultural and

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LIBRARY Multimedia Library

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YOU & US Membership | Registration Policy

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General course information

children 8 to 10 | Courses for Teens 11 to older | Special classes for children and teens

adults

Special training Classes

Junior et Scolaire- Teenagers | DELF Prim - Children | TEF | TCF

Social events

ALLIANCE FRANĂ&#x2021;AISE DE VANCOUVER

6161 Cambie Street | Vancouver, BC V5Z 3B2 contact@alliancefrancaise.ca | (604) 327-0201

www.alliancefrancaise.ca


Alliance Française de Vancouver