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French Courses   Training   Group Exhibition
Assessments for
the Summer Term
  Preparation for DELF exams
A1, A2, B1, B2
  Photography Competition Winners "Objectif Sport"

Free assessments on 23, 24, 25, 30, 31 May & 1st June, 4.30- 6.30pm
Timetable / More information

The Summer Term is open to both former and new students. It features general French courses, conversation courses, refreshers' classes, and, French for Holiday are available over 8 weeks for adults; 2 week sessions every two weeks throughout the summer for teenagers; Saturday programmes for children & toddlers  in June and Fun camps over a week in July & August
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.


Monday 23 & 30 May
€30 / €25 AF Members 

Maximise your chance for success! These workshops will help you prepare for the different parts of the Diplôme d'Études en Langue Française (DELF), Each workshop is limited to 8 people only

DELF A1:  5.30-7.30pm / DELF A2: 7.35-9.35pm / DELF B1:  5.30-7.30pm / DELF B2: 7.35-9.35pm

DELF is an official qualification awarded by the CIEP and the French Ministry of Education, internationally recognised, that corresponds to the levels of the European Framework for Languages.


Until 10 May
Admission free

Four artists were shortlisted in the 6th AF Photography Competition by our committee and are exhibited at the Alliance for two weeks. It is now your turn, dear public, to vote for your favourite and give him or her the chance to win a flight to Paris and to participate in the Fondation Alliance française’s International Photography Competition.
Claire Béteille, Gabriele Pierantoni, Denis Hegarty and Matt Nolan each have a very different technique and perspective on the theme including subjects such as a young hurler, marathon runners or skaters. Come to the Alliance to see their pictures and vote for your favourite artist!

Screening   French Teachers Workshop   Flashback Festival
French Film Club:
  Techniques théâtrales
pour la classe de FLE

Monday 9 May – time tbc
€8.90 / €7 AF & IFI Members

Our French Film Club screening this month will be Lucile Hadzihalilovic’s Evolution.
This extraordinary film tells the story of 10-year-old Nicolas who lives with his mother on a remote island, in a village inhabited solely by women and young boys. In a hospital overlooking the ocean, all the boys are subjected to a strange medical treatment.
Evolution reflects on the fear of the unknown and is not only enigmatic but beautifully filmed with deeply poetic imagery
Introduced by James Dempsey, blogger and digital journalist at Newstalk.

Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace St, Dublin 2


Saturday 14 May 10am-12pm
Admission Free / Registration

In May, teachers will have the opportunity to discover easy, theatre based, activities to use in class and to help students in different fields such as memorisation, pronunciation and communication.

Some short playlets will also be introduced to give teachers ideas that they may use from 1st to 6th year classes.

This workshop will be led by Anne Nakache who is both qualified as a professional actress and a teacher of French. She teaches in the AF Dublin and is also in charge of the AF Drama Club.


11 - 13 May
Admission free [RSVP]

The Festival will consist of four main parts: an exhibition by two young photographers from France and Ireland, a lecture on  Art and Memory, the representation of an original French playle Quai” and a Dance performance.

A mix of art and cultures, Flashback Festival will rekindle the Franco-Irish ties through dialogue and intercultural exchanges aimed at leaving a longstanding, viable imprint on life.  We hope that this first edition will be memorable!

Full Programme

Readings   Theatre   Special Event
European Literature Night: Words on the street   AF Drama Club Annual
Show: "A Musée vous!"
  6th AF Life-Size Cluedo: Panique à bord !

First reading at each venue 6.30pm, repeated every 30 minutes.
Admission free (final reading 8.30pm)

Sample contemporary European writing as works from 12 countries are read by Irish celebrities in 12 venues around the Temple Bar. This year the Alliance Française has selected a text written by the popular Frédéric Beigbeder which will be read by Owen Roe, one of Ireland's foremost film, TV and theatre actors.
Full programme

Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace St, Dublin 2


Friday 20 May & Saturday 21 May 7.30pm
Admission free – RSVP

What is a museum after all? Who inhabits museums? Tourists from the four corners of the earth, intellectual pretenders, cultural repre-sentatives, people from the provinces, enlightened individuals, passionate individuals, rebellious individuals, intelligent or simple individuals, it is an agitated fauna discussing the chaos of today and yesteryear.
Come join their zany contemplations and scholarly observations over the course of an evening full of surprises!


Friday 27 May 7.30pm
Admission free – RSVP

The long haul flight between Brussels and Dakar, from the Belgian company Bold’Air, has to make an emergency landing in Casablanca, a passenger has been found dead. It is forbidden to leave the airport. Without a doubt, the killer was on board the flight! Will you be able to find the culprit among the 5 suspects?
Sign up for this important detective work at the Reception desk or by email (maximum 5 members per team – over 18s only) Come dressed up as a tourist and win prizes!