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ALLIANCE FRANร‡AISE DE VANCOUVER BONJOUR IT BEGINS WITH

French language programs

Sept 2012 -Aug 2013

Alliance Franรงaise is a non-profit organization since 1904

vancouver richmond new:

surrey delta please visit our website for the most up-to-date information

www.alliancefrancaise.ca 604-327-0201


About us Did you know? The Alliance Franรงaise is the largest cultural network in the world with more than 1,100 centers and 500,000 students every year. In Canada, our network numbers 9 Alliance Franรงaise (Vancouver, Victoria, Ottawa, Toronto, Moncton, Calgary, Edmonton, and Halifax), more than 160 expert teachers and 10,000 students per year. In Vancouver, the Alliance Franรงaise 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 mission to foster the appreciation of French culture through cultural events and to offer French language courses to all.

Instructors At the Alliance Franรงaise, we are proud of our teachers. 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.

Contacts T: 604-327-0201 F: 604-327-6606

info@alliancefrancaise.ca www.alliancefrancaise.ca

Hours of operation Monday to Friday

8:45am to 7:45pm

Saturday

8:45am to 5:00pm

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ALLIANCE Franรงaise de vancouver

French language programs 2012-2013

Campuses

Vancouver campus 6161 Cambie Street, Vancouver, BC One block south from Oakridge Centre mall.

vancouver campus < to downtown : 10min

to richmond : 10min >

oakridge 41st Station

N

langara 49th Station cambie st

parking

49 St.

45 St.

41 St.

oakridge Mall

Surrey campus #205-10252 135 St. (City Pkwy), Surrey, BC

parking

N

102 ave.

Right in front of the Surrey Central Skytrain station.

135 St.

expo line Surrey central Stn. < to vancouver

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Surrey central city Mall to king george Stn >


FOUR CAMPUSES IN METRO-VANCOUVER

Delta campus Delta Manor education center, 4750 57 St., Delta, BC

N 48 ave. / ladner truck rd.

harvest dr.

delta Manor

44 ave.

57 St.

Richmond campus

Blanchard dr.

< to dt richmond

n° 3 rd.

westminster hwy

n° 1 rd.

N

to vancouver >

Elementary school Spul’u’kwuks 5999 Blanshard Drive, Richmond, BC

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ALLIANCE Franรงaise de vancouver

French language programs 2012-2013

Kids and Teens classes

only $13.5/hour

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 uses Interactive Projectors. There are now several studies showing the positive effect of this powerful tool on student learning. We offer quality teaching promoting excellence with dynamic teachers and method of teaching French and recognized high quality programs which will guarantee to your child good opportunities for further studies and to obtain diplomas. When taking classes of French at Alliance Franรงaise, your child gets access to contents and objectives which lead to the DELF examination. DELF certification qualifies for credits and Advance Placement under the BC Ministry of Education (grades 10 to 12 and Universities). At the end of each session, students will be tested and will receive a certificate of achievement.

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Kids and Teens classes

5 to 7 Our 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. Mo

Tu

We

Th

Fr

Sa

4-5:30pm

4-5:30pm

4-5:30pm

4-5:30pm

-

1-2:30pm

8 to 10 We use a very dynamic textbook especially designed for children that age with lots of contents and tools (activities on CDROM, preparation for the DELF). This book enhances the development of communicative skills, oral and written. Frequent assessment tests, self-assessment tests and reviews are offered throughout the course. Mo

Tu

We

Th

Fr

Sa

4-5:30pm

4-5:30pm

4-5:30pm

4-5:30pm

-

1-2:30pm

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ALLIANCE Française de vancouver

French language programs 2012-2013

11 and older Our method 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 classes are a great asset for youth studying French at school, and we get them to the best marks at DELF examination (as per April 2012 session of DELF). Mo 4-6pm

Tu 4-6pm

We 4-6pm

Th 4-6pm

Fr

Sa

4-6pm

9-11 / 11-1pm 1-3pm / 3-5pm am

Private tutoring We offer French classes entirely customized to your childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s needs. We can help if your children needs help to keep up with lessons at school. Here are exams we could also help your child to prepare: the DELF, SAT, IB, AP, and more. Hourly rate for 1 student (minimum 6 Hours): $55/hour

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Kids and Teens classes

KIDS AND TEENS calendar 2012/2013 Session 1

from Sept. 10 to Dec. 17, 2012

Session 2

from January 7 to April 8, 2013

Session 3

from April 9 to June 29, 2013 see calendar section for exact dates

Winter Break classes Intensive classes (general French, IB, and DELF preparation) from December 17, 2012 to December 21, 2012. Spring Break classes Intensive classes (general French and DELF preparation) from March 18, 2013 to March 22, 2013. Summer classes and campS Intensive classes (mornings) and summer camps (afternoons) are open in July 2013 (July 2 to 12 and July 15 to 26) and August 2013 (August 6 to 16 and August 19 to 30). Twice-a-week classes are also available (July 2 to 30, 2013 and August 1 to 29, 2013).

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ALLIANCE Franรงaise de vancouver

French language programs 2012-2013

Adult classes

FROM only $13/hour

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 uses Interactive Projectors. There are now several studies showing the positive effect of this powerful tool on student learning. We offer quality teaching promoting excellence with dynamic teachers and method of teaching French and recognized high quality programs. At the Alliance Franรงaise, our classes will allow you to develop all four skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing, plus interaction skill. They will provide you with a wealth of intercultural insight.

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ADULT classes

Beginner -A1 This level recognizes basic knowledge. It is the most basic level at which a language is used, called the ÂŤdiscoveryÂť 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 student can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring the most common polite phrases and exchanges of information. 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.

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ALLIANCE Franรงaise de vancouver

French language programs 2012-2013

Twice a week $378 28 hours MoNDAY+WEDNESDAY

TuESDAY+THURSDAY

9:30-11:30am 5:30-7:30pm 7:30-9:30pm

9:30-11:30am 5:30-7:30pm 7:30-9:30pm

Once a week $294 21 hours WEDNESDAY 5:30-8:30pm

Once a week $196 14 hours WEDNESDAY

FRIDAY

saturDAY

1:30-3:30pm

6-8pm

9-11am 11-1pm 3-5pm

Private tutoring We offer French classes entirely customized to your needs. If you wish to prepare an exam, a job interview, plan your next vacation in France or simply want to improve your French, we can create a course for you. Hourly rate for 1 student (minimum 6 Hours): $55/hour. Semi-private classes are also available for 2, 3, 4 or 5 students.

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ADULT classes

ADULTS calendar 2012/2013 Session 1

from Sept. 19 to Nov.13, 2012

Session 2

from Nov. 14, 2012 to January 15, 2013

Session 3

from January 16 to March 6, 2013

Session 4

from March 7 to May 6, 2013

Session 5

from May 2 to June 26, 2013

Session 6

from July 3 to July 30, 2013

Session 7

from July 31 to August 30, 2013 see calendar section for exact dates

Intensive classes 2-week intensive classes. $390 Monday to Friday 9:30am-12:30pm/12:30pm-3:30pm/6pm-9pm

See calendar section for exact dates.

Phonetic lab Improve and sharpen your pronunciation with 12-session packages (including 2x45min with a tutor). $150/package. Langue + Culture Upgrade your French cultural knowledge and language skills. Package includes classes and workshop. $270 Two hours a week from 10am to 12pm Books are not included in the tuition fee and cover 6 sessions with classes twice a week. Your level may not be available on each day. Placement test required for nonbeginners. Please call us to book an appointment.

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ALLIANCE Française de vancouver

French language programs 2012-2013

Corporate training - Do your employees or executives need to learn French? - Do you need them to quickly improve their conversational skills, increase their vocabulary, and gain confidence in their ability to speak French? - Do you want to ensure your training dollars for French classes are spent most efficiently? The Alliance Française: Your trusted partner for French learning - Maximum flexibility: We offer both individual and group instruction, with flexible course hours. - Convenience: Our teachers come to you, to better accommodate your busy schedule. - Custom-tailored courses: At the Alliance Française, there is no “one size fits all” program. From beginner lessons to advanced conversation, we will design a curriculum specific to your industry and to your needs. - In addition to French conversation and business French, we offer specialized French courses in a wide range of fields such as Tourism, Hospitality, or Law.

For further information or to request a detailed proposal, please contact Valentin Morin, Course Manager, at (604) 327-0201, or email vmorin@alliancefrancaise.ca

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corporate and public service

French training for Public Service As a federal employee, you need to reach either A, B, or C level in French in order to progress in your career. Whether you are looking to obtain, maintain or renew your French language requirements, the Alliance Franรงaise will tailor the training to your learning style and needs. No more wasted time, effort, and money Our highly experienced teachers will accurately estimate the time required before you can reach your desired level. With our high-quality, communicative approach to learning French, we are confident that you will save yourself and your department time, effort, and money. Why choose the Alliance Franรงaise? - The Alliance Franรงaise de Vancouver is accredited as a French language training center by the Canadian federal government; - Our teachers have extensive experience in preparing federal public service employees for the French as Second Language Examination; - The training you receive is based on the contents required by the Public Service School. All courses can take place at the Alliance Franรงaise or at your department.

We offer acquisition course, retention course, and preparation for SLE tests 1

Part-time group class (A and B levels) 12-week course (36 hours total) starting in September, January, and April.

2

Full-time group class (A and B levels) 2-week course (60 hours total) with flexible starting dates throughout the year.

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Part-time or full-time intensive one-on-one tailored tutoring (A, B, and C levels) Personalized learning plan tailored to your needs and schedule.

You can also choose to follow our regular general French classes, in which we use the latest communicative methods of training, and fulfill requirements for your oral skills objectives

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ALLIANCE Française de vancouver

French language programs 2012-2013

DELF The DELF and the DALF are the first lifelong diplomas of French as a second language with international recognition.  Today, there are 1,000 exam centers in 164 countries that offer the DELF - for a total of 500,000 candidates around the world each year. At each level a series of tests assesses the four skills: oral comprehension and expression, written comprehension and expression. DELF A1 This level recognizes basic knowledge. 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 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. 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. DALF C1 Language users at level C1 are independent. They can express themselves fluently and spontaneously. DALF C2 C2 users’ proficiency in the language is illustrated by precision, appropriateness and fluency of expression.

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DELF

DELF Junior et Scolaire for Teenagers When taking classes of French at Alliance Française, your child gets access to contents and objectives which lead to the DELF examination. DELF certification qualifies for credits and Advance Placement under the Ministry of Education (grades 10 to 12 and Universities).

November 2012 and April 2013.

DELF Prim for Children The DELF Prim is designed for children (from 7 to 11 years). April 2013.

DELF & DALF for Adults When taking classes of general French at Alliance Française, your get access to contents and objectives which lead to the DELF and DALF examination. November 2012 and June 2013.

DELF

DELF Junior

DELF Prim

DELF A1

DELF A1

DELF’ A1.1/A1

DELF A2

DELF A2

DELF’ A2

DELF B1

DELF B1

-

DELF B2

DELF B2

-

-

DELF C1 DELF C2

-

-

Price $80 $140 $185

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ALLIANCE Française de vancouver

French language programs 2012-2013

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. 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

Compulsory + optional tests

$323

$149 for students of Alliance Française de Vancouver

To enroll, please download and fill out the form on our website www.alliancefrancaise.ca or contact us.

TCF The TCF is the French Education Ministry’s test of French language ability. Each candidate will receive a certificate which follows the sixlevel proficiency scale of the Council of Europe. Option

Description

Fee

Option A

Compulsory test only

$169

Option B

Compulsory test + oral exam

$246

Option C

Compulsory test + written exam

$246

Option D

Compulsory test + oral + written

$323

Option E

TCF DAP

$230

For more information, visit our website www.alliancefrancaise.ca or contact us. TEF/TCF cancellation fee: $75

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EVENTS

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 a delightful evening. 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-club: Enjoy an evening with the best French directors and discover new and old movies in an entertaining atmosphere. Book sale: Read in French! Alliance Française is selling new and used French novels, magazines, documentaries, text books… 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.

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ALLIANCE Française de vancouver

French language programs 2012-2013

Multimedia Library Alliance Française’s library was created in February 1998. As an Information Centre on contemporary France, it provides its subscribers more than 7 500 books, 2000 DVDs and videos, 600 CDs, 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 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, WedNESDAY + ThuRSDAY

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

TuesDAY + FriDAY

3:30pm to 7:30pm

SatURDAY

10:00am to 3.00pm

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 – 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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LIBRARY & MEMBERSHIP

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 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

$60.00

Individual Member

$40.00

Student (BC)

$30.00

French teacher

$35.00

Senior

$35.00

Here are some of our partners. Present your membership card and get special offers! Baguette & Co. 3273 West Broadway Vancouver (604) 737-8050 CafĂŠ dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Azur 812 Homer St. Vancouver (604) 685-1419

15% off 1$ coffee

with purchase of pastry

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ALLIANCE Française de vancouver

French language programs 2012-2013

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 discount

couple, brother & sister only

The 1st member The 2

nd

member

The 3

rd

member

full price -10% (tuition fee) -15% (tuition fee) Full payment is required before the first day of class.

A $30 non-refundable administrative/membership fee is required at the time of the first yearly enrolment (valid Sept 1-Aug 31).

Course cancellations and modifications A minimum enrolment of 5 students is required to recover course costs. If that minimum is not reached, Alliance Française reserves the right to reduce the length of the program with 3 or 4 students (see below), or cancel the class. Every attempt will be made to notify you before your first class. For cancelled classes only: a full refund will be processed unless we are notified of your wish to transfer to another class. Twice a week classes for adults: 3 students: 18 hours; 4 students: 24 hours; 5 students or more: no reduction, 28 hours. Once a week classes for adults: 3 students: 10 hours; 4 students: 12 hours; 5 students or more: no reduction, 14 hours. Withdrawals & Refunds - No refunds nor credits once classes have started - A $25 cancellation fee will be applied to all cancellations - Refund requests must be submitted 5 business days before the start of the course. - All credits and tutoring hours are valid for one (1) year.

With our reward card “AF rewards”, 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.

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ABOUT US & CAMPUSES

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KIDS & TEENS

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General information | Maps

5 to 7 | 8 to 10 | 11 & up

ADULTS

PUBLIC SERVICE & CORPORATE

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DELF | DALF | TEF | TCF

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CULTURAL EVENTS

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LIBRARY & MEMBERSHIP

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REGISTRATION POLICY

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ANNUAL CALENDAR

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Alliance Franรงaise de Vancouver

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

www.alliancefrancaise.ca

IANCE FRANร‡AISE DE VANCOUVER BONJOUR IT BEGINS WITH


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