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The Autumn Term starts on September 26th
Free assessments Monday 26, Tuesday 27 & Wednesday 28 September between 5 & 7pm

(01) 676 1732 / info@alliance-francaise.ie

 
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New Term for Adults
Additional assessments
  New Term for
Teenagers
  New Term for
Children & Toddlers

More assessments on 26, 27, 28 September from 5 to 7pm
Admission free – More information

The Autumn Term is open to both former and new students. General French courses, conversation courses, Refreshers' programmes, cultural workshops business French, and preparation for exams for adults are available all day from Monday to Saturday for 8 weeks.
Assessments are free of charge and no appointment is required.
You don't need an assessment if you are a complete beginner or if you are already a student with the Alliance, you can enrol directly online.

 
 

From September 26
Timetable / Book

These courses are designed as a compliment to classes attended at secondary school.
They provide a diversification and broadening of the language in an interactive way. Teachers focus on interests and topics relevant to the participants as well as the requirements of the syllabus.
The Alliance Française Dublin employs and trains the best native French teachers in Ireland.
In contrast to most Irish institutes we take no more than 15 students per group to ensure the best learning experience for all.

 
 

From September 26
Timetable / Book

Through lively and stimulating activities, children of primary school age build up a broad and lasting knowledge of the French language. Classes closely follow children's development and abilities. Our teachers are all native French speakers and experienced in working with children. Our com-municative approach ensures that every child is given ample opportunity to actually speak French.
General French classes for every levels and bilingual courses are available.

 
         
Exhibition   Talk   Workshop
   
Alliance Française
Posters 2009-2016
  Translating
Anne Enright
  "Adventure in the World of Paper" with Julia Friese

Until  25 October
Admission free

This month's exhibition is a retrospective of Alliance Française posters designed between 2009 and 2016 by Vincent Lavergne, who has been the Alliance Française Director of courses for the last 12 years and recently appointed Director of Communication & Marketing.
Self-taught in illustration and graphic design he started working on the institute's visual identity in 2007, providing advertisement, websites, newsletters, brochures, flyers and posters for many different events in the AF's life: new terms, festivals, concerts, workshops, talks, tastings, screenings, fairs and more.
Look at a selection here. Posters (A2 format) can be purchased at Reception for €12 each.

 
 

Tuesday 27 September 5.00pm
€5 / €3 concessions

To mark the European Day of Languages and International Translation Day, the Irish writer Anne Enright will join four of her European translators in a conversation about the translation of her work in Europe and issues such as cultural transfer, Irishness, untranslatables, markets and audiences.

The translators include Sergio Claudio Perroni (Italy), Hans Christian Oeser (Germany), Isabelle Reinharez (France) and María Porras Sánchez (Spain).
There will also be readings from selected Enright’s works.

 
 

Saturday 8 October 10am-12.30pm
Admission free
 

How can you create a story out of paper straps, cut-out pictures, letters and words?
With a mountain of newspapers and magazines, glue and scissors we will make our way into the World of Paper like the main character in Julia Friese’s book Schnipselgestrüpp.
After a successful "Summer Library", European Libraries Dublin continues to create bridges between languages, books and cultures. Get the opportunity to attend a unique workshop with a German children’s book author, in the newly refurbished French Library.
European Libraries Dublin is comprised of: Alliance Française, Goethe Institut, Instituto Cervantès and Istituto Italiano di Cultura.

 
         
Workshops   Screening   Exhibition opening
   
The French Library
Workshops
  "Le Dîner de cons"
subtitled in Irish
  "L'Odyssée"
by Lucile Boiron

From 10 October
€5 / Free for AF Members

Join us for our weekly activities in the fully renovated French Library!
Toddlers’ Time Tuesdays at 10am
45 minutes of songs, games and stories.
From 1 year old

Bilingual Storytelling Wednesdays at 4pm
45 minutes stories in both French & English
For Children from 4 years old

Reading Aloud Wednesdays at 12.30pm
Listen to and discuss books, articles, etc.
For Adults
The French Library also organises monthly workshops & activities including screenings, talks, arts & crafts, board games, and more! Get your AF Membership to make the most of these activities at the best value!

 
 

Thursday 20 October – 7pm
Admission free 

To celebrate the European Day of Languages, the European Commission and the Alliance Française are organising a very special screening of the French cult movie Le Dîner de cons subtitled in Irish, an adaptation of the play by Francis Veber.

Chun Lá Eorpach na dTeangacha a cheiliúradh, tá an Coimisiún Eorpach agus an Alliance Française chun an scannán Fraincise, Le Dîner des Cons a léiriú. Athchóiriú is ea é ar an drama le Francis Veber, agus táthar tar éis fotheidil Ghaeilge a chur leis.

The screening will take place in the newly refurbished French Library.

 
 

Wednesday 26 October 6.30pm
Admission free  

Lucile Boiron studied Applied Arts before turning to photography as a natural step when she attended the Ecole Nationale Supérieure Louis-Lumière in Paris.

In March of last year, Lucile Boiron began visiting the refugee camps where dozens of men and women would run aground daily after their long trek to a potentially better future. At first incapable of taking the slightest photo, she tried to help appeasing the hunger, the thirst, the cold. After all, what insight could a person who had been born on the “right side” bring?

More information on L'Odyssée

 
         
Special Event   Webcast   Award
   
AFterwork:
AF Monthly Social
  "Terres d'Alliances"
Show on France Inter
  The AF wins "European Language Label"

Thursday 27 October – 5.30-8.30pm
Admission free

The Alliance Francaise's AFterwork is back! This will be the first of a long series of special evenings in La Cocotte giving pride of place to French wine, cocktails and apéritifs. Come enjoy live music from new Irish talent Emma O'Reilly and discover the atypical atmosphere created for the occasion in our Café-Restaurant.

French platters specially designed for the event will be available with gourmet nibbles and also drinks with glass of wine and wine cocktails!

 
 

Listen on FranceInter

Summer radio programme Terres d'Alliances on France Inter  explored over the months of July and August the Fondation Alliance française's Network – including the Alliance Française de Dublin!

Now you can relive Alexandre Héraud's wanderings around the globe on France Inter's webcast, and, of course, the two episodes about us: Ballade au coeur de l'âme irlandaise and Le goût de Dublin et son festival franco-irlandais.

 
 

Award goes to Toddlers' programme

We are extremely proud to be one the recipient of the prestigious European Language Label.
The label, coordinated by the European Commission and managed in Ireland by Léargas, rewards outstanding improvement in the quality of language teaching and learning.

Our cutting-edge programme for toddlers "A Petits Pas" and its devoted teachers will be celebrated at a public award ceremony in Farmleigh on September 30th.

 
         

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