Juillet 2017

Cher Membre,

La fête de la musique a remporté un franc succès grâce à vous tous qui avez partagé vos chansons françaises préférées avec nous et qui êtes venus à l’Alliance Francaise pour boire un verre et danser ! Juillet s'annonce festif. A vos calendriers !

La Fête de la Musique was a great success thanks to you all, who shared your favourite French songs and came to the Alliance for a drink and a dance! July will also be rich in exciting events, so mark your calendars!

At the Alliance Française this July:

French Book Sale

Saturday, 1st and 8th July - 10am-12pm
Alliance Francaise, 319 Young St, Wayville

Thanks to the support of Intext Book Company, French books for kids will be available for sale at the Alliance Française d'Adelaide on 1st and 8th of July, perfect for the little ones (or beginners learning how to read French).


Bastille Day

Friday, 14th July - 7pm-late
Goodwood Community Centre, Rosa St, Goodwood

Alliance Française will be celebrating this French national day with a SOLD OUT evening of French food, drinks, dancing, entertainment and a whole lot of fun!



Ciné-club - La Famille Bélier

Wednesday, 26th July - 6pm
Alliance Francaise, 319 Young St, Wayville

For this month's Ciné-club, we will be screening La Famille Bélier, a 2014 comedy-drama which tells the story of sixteen-year-old Paula, an interpreter for her deaf parents and brother. When a music teacher discovers her gift for singing, they encourage Paula to participate in a prestigious singing contest in Paris, but this decision would mean leaving her family and taking her first steps towards adulthood.

Booking is essential. To register your interest, please email us at adelaide@af.org.au by Monday, 24th July, to book your seats. Ciné-club is free to all members and students.


Paris Can Wait

From Thursday, 20th July
Palace Nova and Trak Cinemas

Coming this July, Paris Can Wait follows Anne who is at a crossroads in her life, and finds herself taking a car trip from Cannes to Paris with her husband's business associate. What should be a seven-hour drive turns into a carefree two-day adventure filled with picturesque sights, fine food and wine, humor, wisdom and romance.

Thanks to Transmission Films, we will be running a giveaway for tickets in the lead up to the release. For your chance to win, please follow our Facebook page and keep an eye out for competition details.

At the Alliance Française, we have two new holiday courses (10-21 July):

French For Travellers


High School (Year 12)

Prepare your next trip to France!
In this workshop, you will learn basic vocabulary and expressions to help you communicate in various travel situations such as making a booking in a hotel, asking for directions or information about transport, and ordering in a restaurant.

Two sessions are available: 11-13 July, and 18-20 July, 6pm-8pm.

More information here

In this workshop, we will provide Year 12 students extra practice as they focus on the four core areas of language development: speaking, reading, writing and listening - to help them prepare for their final assessments.

Two sessions are available for both IB and SACE students: 10-13 July, and 17-20 July, 9:30am-12:30pm.

More information here

Term 3: 24 July - 30 September 2017
Term 3 begins soon, so enrol today and learn French with us!
Our courses are available for all ages, levels, and proficiencies, just contact us and we will help you find the class that is just right for you.

Petite Ecole

High School


Enrich your child’s life and open their mind: enrol them
in a French class!
Practice in oral and written skills, listening and reading comprehension and contemporary French culture. Courses designed for everyone from complete beginners to proficient speakers.

In Term 2, we ran a course called For Art's Sake, so we sat down with the teacher of the course, Julie Rapebach, to discuss art, film, and desert islands.

Quel est ton artiste français préféré ?
Le photographe Henri Cartier-Bresson.

Et ton artiste australien favori ?
Le peintre Hans Heysen.

Quel est ton tableau préféré ?
Le Jardin des délices de Jérôme Bosch.
Quel est le dernier film que tu as vu ?
Elle de Paul Verhoeven

Et ta dernière expo?
L’exposition  Versus Rodin à la Art Gallery of South Australia.

Quel livre français amènerais-tu sur une île déserte ?
Difficile de choisir... Une anthologie des oeuvres de Rimbaud.

French Bilingual Y7/Y8

Linguistic Stays


The French Bilingual program to be offered at Unley High School in 2018 has now been opened to both Year 7 and Year 8 students.

This program will offer the Australian Curriculum in both French and English. It will be program tailored for students who already speak French, and the curriculum will build toward 50% immersion in subjects taught in the French language.

Students from year 7 and 8 will work together in a combined class to study subjects in French including ‘French Background’ and ‘Humanities and Social Sciences’.

For any further information please email the Director of the program,Loïc Calvez.

Have you ever wanted to live in France and immerse yourself in French language and culture?

As a part of the global network of more than 800 Alliances Françaises, we can help you make that dream come true and organise a linguistic stay with our preferred partner, Alliance Française de Rouen (Normandy).

Linguistic stays with other Alliances Françaises in France may be organised upon request. Information about Rouen linguistic stays can be found in the brochure: "Language and Cultural Stay in Rouen".

For additional information, personalised assistance, and bookings for all linguistic stays with Alliances Françaises in France, contact Kathy Stanford.

Coming events by our friends and partners:


City of Burnside Library

Panache French Theatre presents
"Mélodies Sur L'eau: à la Bastille!"

Join Floating Melodies and Panache Adelaide French Theatre for an evening of revolutionary music on the Torrens as we commemorate the storming of the Bastille and France’s National Day, July 14.

Dates: 14th July
Time: 6pm and 8pm

Tickets are available here

Brilliant Books: No Place to Lay One's Head by Francoise Frenkel

Join Stephanie Smee, translator of No Place to Lay One's Head, discussing this compelling memoir of Francoise Frenkel, a Jewish woman born in Poland forced to flee her home and business in Berlin.

Dates: 4th July
Time: 6:30pm-8pm

Tickets are available here


The Alliance Française is trialling a different way to practise your French. Once a month, a French book (no translations) will be selected and discussed.

Who: Members and students of the Alliance Française d'Adelaïde
Where: Alliance Française d'Adelaïde, 319 Young Street, Wayville
When: Wednesday, 28th June, 6.30pm - 8.00pm

Please contact Laurelineto register your interest.

Every Wednesday lunchtime, there is a "Déjeuner-Conversation” at the Alliance Française. This event gives members the opportunity to talk in French about everything from books and French news, to travel and food. All discussion is in French, so some understanding of spoken French is required as is a willingness to participate and "have a go".

You are invited to bring your own lunch. Tea and coffee is available for purchase.

When: Every Wednesday, 12:30-2pm.
Where: Downstairs at the Alliance Française d’Adelaïde, 319 Young Street, Wayville.
How to register: No registration is required.
Price: Free, however regular attendees are expected to be members of the Alliance.

Please note: Courses must be pre-purchased BEFORE the start of the Term.
Term 3 begins 24 July.