Mai 2018

Firstly, thank you to everyone! The 2018 French Film Festival has beaten all previous records since commencing in Adelaide, with over 13,800 tickets sold. Let's meet again in 2019 for the 30th anniversary of the festival! In the meantime, May is bursting with French events: presentations, quiz night, opera, cinema…Clearly, the love story between France and Adelaide is no closer to ending!

Tout d’abord, merci à tous ! Avec plus de 13800 tickets vendus, l’édition 2018 du festival a battu tous les records d’affluence depuis la création du festival à Adélaïde. Rendez-vous en 2019 pour les 30 ans du festival ! En attendant, le mois de mai s’annonce riche en évènements français : conférences, quiz night, opéra, cinéma…Décidément, l’histoire d’amour entre la France et Adélaïde n’est pas prête de s’arrêter.

At the Alliance Française this month:

Fake News with Arnaud Mercier

Tuesday 15 May - 6pm
Allan Scott Auditorium, UniSA City West Campus

The emergence of fake news has created a news ecosystem that corrodes trust with too many profiting from fake news. In the course of this panel discussion we place those responsible for fake news in the dock and ask what can be done to rebuild trust.

Register here and find out more

The France-Australia Strategic Partnership

Thursday 17 May - 6pm
Allan Scott Auditorium, UniSA City West Campus

In this lecture, you will have the opportunity to hear from the Ambassador of France to Australia, H.E. Mr Christophe Penot, as he reveals his vision for the French-Australia agenda to work together to enhance a long-standing strategic partnership for a secure and more prosperous future.

Register here and find out more

Le Van du Livre

Saturday, 19 May - 9am-1pm
Alliance Francaise, 319 Young St, Wayville

Le Van du Livre will be stopping by the Alliance Française with their wide range of French books and other educational resources, so don't miss out - see more on our Facebook page!

Quiz Night

Saturday, 26 May - 6pm-11pm
Unley Community Centre, 18 Arthur St, Unley

Gather your friends, brush up on your general knowledge, and come along to our Quiz Night, hosted with Adelaide Accueil! $10 per person with 6 people per table, so make sure to register!
Find out more here and register your table here.

Annual General Meeting

Tuesday, 22 May - 6.30pm
Alliance Francaise, 319 Young St, Wayville

The AGM for Alliance Française d'Adelaide Incorporated will be held in May, and a new committee will be elected. Members of the Association wanting to nominate for election must submit a Nominee Background Form and a Nomination Form by email to or in person to the Alliance by 16 May 2018.

Club de Lecture - Sept jours pour une éternité

Wednesday, 23 May - 6:30pm
Alliance Française, 319 Young St, Wayville

For this month's Club de Lecture, the club will to discuss Sept jours pour une éternité by Marc Levy, about an absurd bet between God and Lucifer to put an end to their eternal rivalry, as they each send their best agents to Earth with seven days to see who will triumph and ultimately rule mankind: Good or Evil?

An alternative way to practise your French, Club de Lecture allows you to develop and improve your reading and comprehension skills. If you would like to know more, please contact Laureline.

Ciné-club - Quai d'Orsay

Wednesday, 30 May - 6:15pm
Alliance Française, 319 Young St, Wayville

For this month's Ciné-club, we will be screening Quai d'Orsay, a 2013 French comedy which takes look at the French Foreign Ministry under Dominique de Villepin as France, in co-operation with Germany, opposes the 2003 Invasion of Iraq.

Booking is essential. To register your interest, please email us at by Monday, 28 May, to book your seats. Ciné-club is free to all members and students.

Term 2: 30 April - 7 July

Term 2 has begun at the Alliance Française,
so we hope you are learning 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!

NEW TOOL - Frantastique

The Alliance Française d'Adelaide has teamed up with
Frantastique to allow you to improve your French daily!
Learn French daily with a lesson, a story, and a personalized correction.
The course is humorous, practical, includes a wide variety of accents,
and is adapted for post-beginners (from 15 years old).

See here for more information.

DELF and DALF Exams

The first round of the DELF and DALF 2018
exams sessions will be taking place in May. 
Registration has opened for the exams,
so make sure to register by Monday, 7 May 2018.

Monday, 21 May – Friday, 25 May

Information and Registration:
Online, email Reception or call us on 8272 4281


Kids & Teens

Courses designed for everyone from complete beginners to proficient speakers. Enrich your child’s life and open their mind: enrol them in a French class!

Candice Prosser, journalist, enrolled with us last year after an extended break
from studying French. She reports from our partner school, Alliance Française
de Rouen-Normandie, where she is currently doing a 3 week linguistic stay.


Pourquoi avoir choisi de faire un séjour linguistique en France ?
Suivant des cours à l’Alliance française d’Adélaïde, j’avais envie de poursuivre mon apprentissage du français en France dans un cadre similaire, au sein d’une Alliance, afin de prolonger de façon plus intense cette expérience. C’était aussi l’occasion de faire quelque chose de différent en France, rien que pour moi.

Racontez-nous une journée type à Rouen.

Je séjourne dans une famille d’accueil. Du coup, chaque matin, je prends le petit déjeuner avec ma famille d’accueil, puis pars à pied de la maison pour rejoindre l’AF de Rouen. Je peux ainsi profiter des beautés architecturales de la ville de Rouen. Une fois arrivée à l’AF, je suis des ateliers le matin de 8 heures 45 à 10 heures sur des thèmes intéressants (phonétique, films et chansons françaises, etc.), puis j’enchaine avec un cours de français de 10 heures à 13 heures. L’après-midi, nous avons droit à des activités culturelles : ciné-club, ateliers de cuisine et visites touristiques. C'est très bien! Le soir, dîner en famille d'accueil et le week-end excursions touristiques en Normandie! Je suis allée à Honfleur et au Mont Saint-Michel (incroyable!). Cette semaine, je vais aller à Étretat et Giverny.

Avez-vous des conseils pour ceux qui veulent faire un séjour linguistique ?

Si vous souhaitez améliorer votre français et vivre une expérience unique, je crois que c'est assurément pour vous!

If you would like to know more about linguistic stays,
please contact Kathy at Reception.


Palace Nova - Aurore

If you missed this amazing film during the French Film Festival, you can still watch Aurore, a warm-hearted romantic comedy which centres on a middle-aged woman in the midst of major personal and professional life changes, as it returns to Palace Nova this month.
The theatrical season begins on 17 May, with special previews for Mother's Day Weekend (11-13 May). We have 5 DOUBLE PASSES to give away to our members for the Mother's Day weekend screenings. To enter, just email us with your favourite memory from a female role model. Competition closes on Monday, 7 May and winners will be notified on Tuesday, 8 May.

FACCI - Tricks & Traps for the French 'job seeker' in Adelaide

Are you a French resident in Adelaide looking for employment? The South Australian Chapter of FACCI invites all French “job seekers” for a Q&A event on Thursday 10th May from 11am, where the panel of experts will guide you through all steps of the job-seeking process in Australia.
Register for the panel here

Adelaide Festival Centre - The Pearl Fishers

In The Pearl Fishers by Georges Bizet, Nadir must choose between the oath made to his friend, or the love of his life. This story of love, jealousy and temptation is sung in French with English surtitles, with a limited season, Saturday, 12 - Saturday, 19 May. The Pearl Fishers is an Opera Conference production presented by State Opera SA.
Find out more here

What have the French ever done for us? - Literary soirée

On Thursday, 3 May at 6pm, What have the French ever done for us? will be holding a panel discussion at The University of Adelaide,focusing on the enduring legacy of the French literary tradition and French Theory's influence on our ways of seeing the world.

Find out more here

Panache Theatre - Questions de Famille

Thursday, 3 May - Saturday, 5 May
Star Theatres, 145 Sir Donald Bradman Dr, Hilton

Panache presents three plays which share the common theme of family life. Aquatic creatures, in-laws, and family ties and affection, there's everything in this dramatic and amusing play. In French with English surtitles.

Buy tickets here

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