This month we welcome our new director, Laurent POINTUD whom is expected to arrive in the second week of September.

Dear all,

Prior to my arrival, I would like to share some thoughts as I take up the directorship
of the Alliance Française d'Adelaïde in September.

First of all it is a real honour to join an organisation that, thanks to everyone’s involvement, has found a prominent position within the Alliance Française network in Australia. I would like to acknowledge work done by my predecessor, Jean-Christophe Trentinella, and highlight the commitment of the teaching and administrative staff and members of the board in supporting the development of the Alliance Française d'Adelaïde.

It is a real pleasure also to come live and work in Australia, and in particular, in Adelaide. The many festivals held throughout the year and the vibrancy of Adelaide’s cultural institutions clearly reflect the creative vitality of this city. Furthermore, I am very much looking forward to discovering a city and region reputed for its charm and easy-going lifestyle.

While Adelaide will play a central role in France’s programme in Australia in the years to come, I wish above all to say to you that this Alliance is YOUR Alliance. Francophones, francophiles or simply interested in France, you are all welcome!

Chers tous,
Avant de vous rencontrer, je tenais à vous adresser ces quelques mots alors que je prends la direction de l'Alliance française d'Adélaïde en ce mois de septembre.
C'est tout d'abord un réel honneur de rejoindre un établissement qui, grâce à l'implication de tous, a su trouver une place de choix au sein du réseau des Alliances françaises d'Australie. Je tiens à saluer ici le travail réalisé par mon prédécesseur, Jean-Christophe Trentinella, et à souligner l'investissement des équipes enseignante et administrative et des membres du conseil d'administration en faveur du développement de l'Alliance française d'Adélaïde.
C'est aussi un véritable plaisir de venir vivre et travailler en Australie et à Adélaïde en particulier. Les nombreux festivals qui émaillent l'année et le dynamisme des principales institutions culturelles d'Adélaïde traduisent bien la vitalité créatrice de cette ville. De plus, j'ai vraiment hâte de découvrir une ville et une région dont on m'a vanté le charme et la douceur de vivre.
Alors qu'Adélaïde est appelée à jouer un rôle central dans le cadre de l'action de la France en Australie dans les années à venir, je souhaite avant tout vous dire que cette Alliance est la vôtre. Francophones, francophiles ou simple curieux de la France, vous êtes tous les bienvenus ! 

Spring Intensive Courses

(4 - 14 October 2016)

Cinema : Paris fait son Cinéma
Year 12 SACE/IB Intensive

French for Travellers

Paris is one huge cinema lot. Come and walk with us along the Parisian streets to revisit old and new French films.

Our visit will end with a movie screening. You will write a short movie critique pretending to work for the "cahiers du cinéma"

Silence ! Attention ! Paris fait son cinéma.

Moteur !!! Action !!!

An intensive course for SACE and IB students who want to improve their spebj,lbj,aking, writing and listening skills for the final exam.

Courses are designed for year 12 students but year 11 students will also benefit from it.
Do you want to learn the basics to enable you to communicate with French people?

Our French For Travellers course is a beginner’s French “survival kit” where the basics are learned quickly. The course is designed to teach you just enough French to get you out of trouble and enjoy your stay in France!

Tuesday 4 October to
Thursday 7 October
6.30 - 8.30pm
Monday 11 October to
Thursday 14 October
10 am - 1 pm
Monday 11 October to
Thursday 14 October
6.30 - 8.30 pm

Term 4 Earlybird Enrolments Now Open

Term 4 courses, 7 October to 17 December (except for Yr 11, Yr 12 SACE/IB), are now open for enrolment. Payments received by 8 October 2016 will attract a 5% Earlybird discount*.

Students who attend a course one term are not automatically re-enrolled for the following term. If you or your child wish to continue with classes, enrolment and payment is required  prior to  17 October 2016.

Class numbers are limited. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Online registrations received on or before 8 October 2016 go into the draw to win tickets to the 2017 Alliance Francaise French Film Festival.

*not cumulative with other discounts

What's On

Tintin Unmasked Le Prix de l'Alliance et de SAFTA:
Hergé presentation by pop culture historian Stuart Blair, Unley Town Hall.

Was Hergé, the author of Tintin books, actually Tintin incognito? Did he use his character to survive the Second World War?
The Alliance Française d’Adelaïde and the South Australian French Teachers' Association (SAFTA) present Concours Ecoles 2016.

The 2016 theme is: Explorations et Rencontres.
7.30 - 9 pm Thursday 1 September 2016
Closing Date: 5pm Friday 7 October 2016
Juliette Binoche DVDs to win Club de Lecture Survey

Juliette Binoche is back on the big screen in ENDLESS NIGHT, an epic story of passion, dignity and strength based on the real historical figure of Josephine Peary.

Discover the film at TRAK CINEMA.

If you love Juliette Binoche, we have 3 DVDs of her movie WORDS AND PICTURES for you to win.

Check out our 'pinned' post on Facebook and write the best comment to win!

The Club de Lecture (Book Club) for members and students of the Alliance Française d’Adelaïde has been operating since May. In response to participant feedback we are reviewing the time and day of the sessions.

Your participation in this survey will assist us find a time that works for the maximum number of participants: 

Details of the next book:

Winners announced
Friday 2 September 2016
Survey to be completed by
Wednesday 7 September 2016

Bonjour Adelaide French Market

Once again we bring you a bit of France, providing you with French and French-inspired gourmet food and wine, popular French music and entertainment, cooking demonstrations, children's activities and much more!

Would you like to become involved and share a rewarding, fun experience with other francophiles? You don't need to speak French. If you would like to be a volunteer at the market please email Kathy your contact details at

Stallholder applications will be available soon. Pre-register your interest by email to Joel at

Our Partners

Canal+ Australie Bayard-Milan Presse
Canal+ Australie offers over 40 channels and services all in French, through satellite reception. Movies, sport, news, kids, discovery, entertainment and music…

Canal+ Australie covers all themes and gives access to a rich and diverse selection of French programs to learn, discover, be entertained, satisfy your curiosity and everyone’s expectations.

Discover the Special Offer for our members!

Bayard/Milan Presse offer subscriptions to a variety of educational French magazines (Phosphore, Okapi, Géo ado, 1jour1actu, J'aime lire, Pomme d'api,Tralalire etc.).

Best prices from Anne our local agent!
- 10% discount on one subscription
- 19% discount from two subscriptions

Please mention AF ADELAIDE

Enjoy a local service: advice, change of titles, replacement of damaged or lost magazines, payment in euros or AU$.

Code promo web: E20

T: 0413 477 229

Watch this space !

Beaujolais Nouveau Pre-ordering!
At one past midnight on the third Thursday of each November, from little villages and towns, over a million cases of Beaujolais Nouveau begin their journey through a sleeping France to Paris for immediate shipment to all parts of the world. Banners proclaim the good news: Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé! "The New Beaujolais has arrived!" One of the most frivolous and animated rituals in the wine world has begun.

Stocks of Beaujolais Nouveau are limited. Pre-ordering is recommended for the true Beaujolais Nouveau aficionado. Due to the limited availability of stock:
  • allocation will be strictly based on order of registration;
  • registration will not guarantee all orders will be able to be fulfilled. 
Email with the number of bottles.
Registration required by 15 September 2016

Other News

[NOUVEAU] Inscrivez-vous au Consulat en ligne !

Si vous vivez en Australie pour plus de 6 mois, vous pouvez vous inscrire au registre des Français établis hors de France. Cette inscription facilite vos démarches auprès de nos services et peut désormais se faire en ligne très simplement. C'est très important pour les ressortissants français de s’inscrire au registre consulaire et notamment dans la perspective des prochaines élections de 2017.

Vous pouvez désormais vous inscrire en ligne auprès du Consulat général de France à Sydney (compétent pour l’Australie), actualiser votre dossier ou signaler votre départ directement sur le site

Un service ouvert 24h/24 et accessible, même si vous habitez loin du consulat ! (ce service se substitue désormais à

2016 SAFTA / FAFTA Conference
@ Flinders Uni
Congratulations: Saturday Petite Ecole
French Synergies / Synergies Françaises
Réflexions, Rencontres, Réalisations
29 September  - 2 October 2016

Join French teachers for an amazing few days of excellent speakers, including Michel Boiron from Cavilam, and social events.
A huge congratulations to students, parents and teachers from our Saturday morning classes for 3-12 year olds who recently participated in an Emergency Evacuation Exercise.

The building was fully evacuated in under one minute.

Thank you all for your cooperation with this very important safety activity.
Show Parking
The Royal Adelaide Show is on from 2 - 11 September. Young Street parking is now restricted to 2 hours between 10 am and 10 pm.

The chain will be placed across our driveway so only those attending classes (and their parents) or at the Alliance on business are able to use our carpark during the show period. You will be able to remove the chain to enter the carpark. Please replace it upon parking your vehicle. Merci.