Août 2017

Dear Community Member,

We are very pleased to welcome our new and returning students in our newly renovated building! July and August may be summer holidays in France, but at the Alliance Française d’Adélaïde, it is still a busy time ahead. Find out more below!

Nous sommes très heureux d’accueillir nos étudiants (nouveaux et fidèles) dans des locaux rénovés. Juillet et août correspondent aux mois des vacances d’été en France, mais à l’Alliance Française d’Adélaïde, c’est une période de pleine activité. Plus d’infos ci-dessous !

Coming In August:

Ciné-club -  Jappeloup

Wednesday, 23th August - 6pm
Alliance Francaise, 319 Young St, Wayville

For this month's Ciné-club, we will be screening  Jappeloup, a 2013 French film which tells the story of Pierre Durand, Jr., who gives up on his career as a lawyer and turns to professional show jumping in the early 1980s.

Booking is essential. To register your interest, please email us at by Monday, 21st August, to book your seats. Ciné-club is  free to all members and students.

Public Debate, Democracy and the Role of Social Media: French and Australian Perspectives

Thursday, 31st August - 6pm-7:15pm
llan Scott Auditorium, Hawke Building,
UniSA City West Campus

In partnership with the Alliance Française d’Adélaïde, and with the support of the French Embassy to Australia and  The Conversation, the University of South Australia is pleased to welcome Dr Arnaud Mercier, lecturer in Political Communication at University Paris II Panthéon-Assas.

Dr Mercier will explore how social media has influenced public debate in France. He will also be joined by Australian media experts who will provide an Australian perspective on the issue.

If you would like to attend this conference, please send an email to


Club de Lecture

Wednesday, 30th August - 6:30pm-8pm
Alliance Francaise, 319 Young St, Wayville

The Alliance Française d’Adélaïde Club de Lecture (Book Club) select a French book (no translations) once a month to discuss. Please contact  Laureline to register your interest.

Coming Soon:

French Market

Friday and Saturday, 24th and 25th November
Soldiers' Memorial Gardens, Unley

The annual French Market is making its way to back to Adelaide, on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th November, at the Soldiers' Memorial Gardens, Unley. Keep an eye out in the coming months about all the fantastic stalls, entertainment and food that will be available for a taste of all things French!

If you would like to learn more about the market, or register your interest as a stallholder, go to the  French Market website to find out more.

At the Alliance Française, we have a special course for beginners:

Beginners Conversation

A course designed for complete beginners in French, students will discover the basics of language like how to count in French, how to communicate in class using French, how to introduce themselves, and how to talk about their dreams and passions.

Please note that this course is only available to current students enrolled in
Beginners A1.1 to A1.3 courses.

More information here


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.

The Alliance Française d’Adélaïde is happy to announce a new partnership with  Le Courrier Australien, an online news portal that delivers news in French and English!
Learn French is a specialty new section in  Le Courrier Australien which gives you a unique opportunity to read in French with a little extra help.

Photo credit: Facci
 First launched in Sydney in 1892,   Le Courrier Australien is the longest running foreign language newspaper in Australia. For more than 120 years, Le Courrier Australien has been fundamental in integrating the French-speaking community in Australia.

We met with Francois Vantomme, director and chief-editor of Le Courrier Australien, to ask him a few questions about interviews, Australian news, and the relationship between France and Australia.


Avec votre œil de journaliste, qu’est-ce qu’une bonne interview ?
C’est apporter toutes les réponses que les lecteurs se posent. Se démarquer en rapportant des faits. Dire un maximum en étant concis.

Pourriez-vous expliquer en quoi consiste la partie  Learn French de votre site ?
L’objectif du journal est la connexion entre la francophonie et l’Australie. Nous traitons de l’actualité australienne en langue française. Nos lecteurs sont à 70% francophones et 30% anglophones.

Quel est le moment de l’actualité australienne qui vous a le plus marqué ces dernières années ?
La prise d’otages de Sydney de décembre 2014. J’étais le seul journaliste francophone à couvrir l’événement. Il y avait une teneur émotionnelle insoutenable.

Comment résumer en 3 mots la relation franco-australienne ?
Amitié, Innovation et Admiration


If you would like to subscribe to  Le Courrier Australien Newsletter for free,  click here!

Coming events by our friends and partners:


Opéra de Paris -  La Cenerentola

Sunday, 20 August & Wednesday, 23 August - 12:30pm
Palace Nova Cinemas, 3 Cinema Pl, Adelaide

Opera de Paris presents  La Cenerentola - directed by
Cesar Award-winning filmmaker Guillaume Gallienne
of the Comédie-Française.

Tickets are available here

Adelaide University French Club

Wednesday-Friday, 13th-15th September - 1pm and 7pm
Saturday, 16th September - 4pm
Little Theatre, Adelaide University Cloisters

Adelaide University French Club presents "Le Prince Des Jouisseurs" - a comedy about the life of famous French playwright Georges Feydeau.

Tickets are available here