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Our next term will start February 6th
Free placement test between 5 and 7pm every
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday  from January 16th

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French Courses   French Courses   French Courses
New term for Adults
Free placement test
  New term for
  New term for
Children & Toddlers

8 week term from February 6
Free placement test every Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday from 5 to 7pm

The Spring Term is open to both former and new students. General French courses, conversation courses, refreshers' classes, cultural workshops, preparation for exams and are available all day for adults from Monday to Saturday for 8 weeks. All classes are harmonised with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages so that students have the option of taking the exams of the DELF/DALF exams, the official diplomas valid for life and internationally recognised.
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, you can enrol directly online.


16 week term from February 6

Our French courses for Teenagers are designed to complement classes attended at secondary school from 1st to 6th year with specialised preparation for students in Junior & Leaving Certificates. Our new 16 week term is starting from February 6th.

In contrast to most institutes in Dublin, we take no more than 16 students per group to ensure the best learning experience for all.

The Alliance Française Dublin employs and trains the best native French teachers in Ireland, all qualified and experienced in classes with teenagers.

They focus on interests and topics relevant to the participants’ age while following the requirements of the syllabus.


16 week term from February 6

Our award-winning programmes for Toddlers and Children are available for every age, from 12 months to 12 years old, and levels, from complete beginners to bilingual, for a new 16 week term starting from February 6th.

All classes are harmonised with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages so that children have the option of taking the exams of the DELF (Diplôme d’Études en Langue Française) Primaires & Juniors the official diploma valid for life and internationally recognised.

The Alliance Française Dublin employs and trains the best native French teachers in Ireland, all qualified and experienced in classes with minors for which they are Garda-vetted.

Exhibition   Exhibition Launch   Teachers' Training
Drawing Freely /
Dessins en Liberté
  1st AF Emerging Photographers Award   Ressources pour le
Mois de la Francophonie

Until 18 January
Admission free

Drawing Freely” (Dessins en Liberté) is an exhibition composed of 12 panels of cartoons made by nearly 50 cartoonists from all around the world.
Each panel addresses a specific topic linked to freedom of expression: censorship, internet, corruption, women’s rights, rebellions, racism…All of the drawings, made by cartoonists of 45 different nationalities, were published in local papers.
Whilst echoing the attacks on Charlie Hebdo in January 2015, this exhibition wants to illustrate how freedom of expression is exercised on all the continents.

Presented by the Institut Français and the Courrier International and reproduced within the frame of the Franco-German Cultural Fund 2016.


Thursday 19 January – 6.30pm
Admission free 

Emerging Photographers is a group exhibition initiated and hosted by the Alliance Francaise. In this its inaugural year, the work of Edit Elias, Deirdre Fallon and Sophia Harding will be exhibited. These three newly graduated Irish photographers were each selected by a member of the Alliance Francaise Photo Committee, which includes: Margaret Brown (professional photographer), Anthony Haughey (artist, researcher and lecturer at DIT) and Tanya Kiang (Director and curator at the Gallery of Photography).
Throughout the run of the exhibition, the public are invited to vote for their favourite photographer. This vote, together with the choice of the AF Photo Committee, will determine which of the three selected photographers wins a trip to the renowned Arles Photography Festival.


Wednesday 25 January – 6-8pm
Admission free 

Our first teachers' workshop of the year will allow you to familiarise yourselves with pedagogical resources available to introduce your classes to the Francophonie with, amongst other things, practical activities and tools like the Dis-moi 10 mots project. We will also discuss the potential projects that could take place within your schools.

As always the workshop is free but places are limited, so book quickly!

The workshop will be led by Bérengère Langlois, Director of Courses at the Alliance Française Dublin.

More information on workshops and services for French teachers

Special Event   Online Platform   French Library
Irish Launch of
La Comédie Française
  Have you been to the new
French Library?

Thursday 26 January – 6.00pm
Admission free

Cultural Cinema and Alliance Francaise are delighted to invite you to the Irish launch of the world-famous Comédie Française live broadcast season in the newly refurbished multiform space of the French Library. The screening of Roméo et Juliette (2016, with English subtitles) will be launched by Andrew Lowe, Managing Director of Element Pictures and Philippe Milloux, Director / Délégué Général of the Fondation Alliance Française in Ireland. An intermission will take place halfway through with a glass of wine and refreshments plus a very special raffle!
The 2017 season will include Molière's Le Misanthrope in February and Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac in July both broadcasted live from Paris exclusively at Omniplex Rathmines. Alliance Francaise Members will be entitled two tickets for the price of one upon presentation of the membership card!


24/7 from any digital device
Free for AF Members

The revolutionary online platform Culturethèque developed by Institut Français offers over 150,000 online documents in French including books, newspapers, magazines, graphic novels, music recordings, audio-books, films, documentaries, games, academic articles, learning modules and tutorials for students with dedicated sections for children and teenagers!

Get your Membership to enjoy Culture-thèque and avail of many other advantages!

Are you one of our students? So you are already a Member! Simply collect your Membership card at the French Library and retrieve your access codes.


Open Monday to Saturday
Admission free

The French Library is back after a successful and well-deserved makeover during the summer

With a bright, redesigned and multiform space, digital tablets and all of our physical and digital collections, the Children's Corner, the new library will be a vital addition to the expansion of French culture in Ireland. Our digital portal, Culturethèque offer over 130, 000 French books, magazines, music, culture, tutorials and much more!

Are you one of our students? So you are already a Member! Simply collect your Membership card at the French Library