Juin 2018

Dear Community Member,

First of all, thank you to everyone who participated in our Quiz Night, hosted with Adélaïde Accueil, on 26th May. Very good atmosphere with laughs, smiles and cheer! On the program for June: Make Music Day, Term 3 courses, and a special announcement for Bastille Day in the colours of Impressionism.

Merci tout d’abord à tous ceux qui ont participé à notre quiz night organisée avec Adélaïde Accueil samedi 26 mai. Très bonne ambiance ! Au programme de ce mois de juin : la Fête de la Musique, les cours du trimestre 3 et l’annonce d’un 14 Juillet aux couleurs de l’impressionnisme.

At the Alliance Française this month:

SAFTA Conference

Saturday 2 June - from 8:30am
The Monastery, 15 Cross Road, Urrbrae

The South Australian French Teachers' Association is holding their SAFTA Annual Conference this weekend for an enriching day of professional development for the French teachers in South Australia. 5 teachers from the Alliance Française will be participating in running workshops for the teachers.


Ciné-club - Les garçons et Guillaume, à table!

Wednesday, 20 June - 6:15pm
Alliance Française, 319 Young St, Wayville

For this month's Ciné-club, we will be screening Les garçons et Guillaume, à table!, a 2013 French coming-of-age comedy which follows French comedian, Guillaume Gallienne, as a boy as he develops his own identity and his relationship with his mother.

Booking is essential. To register your interest, please email us at adelaide@af.org.au by Monday, 18 June, to book your seats. Ciné-club is free to all members and students.


La Fête de la Musique

Thursday 21 June  - from 7:30pm
Alliance Française, 319 Young St, Wayville

Alliance Française d’Adélaïde will be adapting this annual French celebration for the South Australian winter, opening its doors and providing space to encourage musicians to make music and allow spectators to enjoy live performances, complete with wine and food. 

Free event - please RSVP at adelaide@af.org.au


Club de Lecture - Sauve-moi

Wednesday, 27 June - 6:30pm
Alliance Française, 319 Young St, Wayville

For this month's Club de Lecture, the club will to discuss Sauve-moi by Guillaume Musso, about Sam Galoway, a thirty-year-old New Yorker who one day meets Juliette, a pretty 28-year-old French waitress in a bar who dreams of becoming an actress.

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.


Bastille Day

Saturday, 14 July - 7pm-12am
Art Gallery of South Australia

Start the night with a private tour of the Impressionist exhibition, then meet your friends at the Gallery Atrium for a glass of French Champagne and a light supper.

Free event but advance booking is required as space is limited. Register here by 6 July at 12pm.

Term 3 Earlybird Discount Now Available

Enrolment for Term 3 (23 July - 29 September) has begun at the Alliance Française,
and if you enrol by 11 June, you will receive our Earlybird discount, so enrol today!
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!

Grammar Clinics

For those who need some extra help with their grammar and pronunciation,
the Alliance will be running short workshops on 8 and 22 June, 4pm - 5:30pm,
to assist you with grammar, such as: 'Nature et Fonction des Mots' and 'Phonétique'.

Enrol online today or call us on 8272 4281 if you have any questions.


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!

Maud Boucher, enseignante à l’Alliance Française
et coordinatrice cours enfants:

En quoi consiste votre travail à l’Alliance ?
Mon premier rôle est d'enseigner à des publics adultes, enfants/adolescents, à distance (sur Skype). Je suis également en charge de la coordination pédagogique enfants. Ainsi, je gère l'organisation des classes de petite école et du jeune public jusqu'à 18 ans.

Ça fait combien de temps que vous vivez à Adélaïde ? Pourquoi le choix de l’Australie ?
Je vis à Adelaïde depuis presque un an et demi. J'ai choisi l'Australie car je n'avais jamais encore travaillé dans un pays anglophone. L'offre d'emploi de l'Alliance représentait de plus une opportunité très intéressante qui a su me convaincre de choisir l'Australie.

Quel intérêt un enfant ou un adolescent australien peut-il trouver dans l’apprentissage du français ?
L'apprentissage d'une langue étrangère en général favorise une sensibilisation à la différence et une certaine ouverture d'esprit. Le Français en particulier représente également un avantage puisque c'est une langue parlée sur les cinq continents mais également dans des domaines comme le droit, le sport, etc. 

AF Library - New Books

New books have arrived in the Alliance library.
Some of our new books include:

  • La brouille by Claude Boujon
  • Elmer et l'étranger by David McKee
  • Le petit Nicolas et ses copains by René Goscinny
  • Astérix et la Transitalique by Jean-Yves Ferri
  • Courage, Youki! by Ulrike Bocquillon
  • Cornebidouille by Pierre Bertrand

Read more about the library here.

Palace Films - Two is a Family

Palace Films will be screening this French Film Festival favourite, Two is a Family.

Samuel (Omar Sy) enjoys the good life on the sunny beaches of the Côte d’Azur, until his former lover, Kristin (Clémence Poésy), arrives and deposits their infant daughter, Gloria, in his care.

We have 5 DOUBLE PASSES to give away to our members for the sneak preview sessions on Friday, 22 - Sunday, 24 June, ahead of the Thursday, 28 June theatrical release. To enter, simply email us. Competition closes on Monday, 11 June and winners will be notified on Tuesday, 12 June.


Palace Films - Thierrée / Pite / Pérez / Shechter

Palace Films will be screeing the latest performance by the Paris Opera Ballet, Thierrée / Pite / Pérez / Shechter, as four contemporary choreographers come together for a programme that leads the Opera’s dancers to a new form of modernity where bodies vibrate with intensity.

The performance will screen at Palace Nova Prospect on Sunday, 8 July and Wednesday, 11 July. We have 5 DOUBLE PASSES to give away to our members for these screenings. To enter, simply email us. Competition closes on Monday, 18 June and winners will be notified on Tuesday, 19 June.

Panache - Cabaret Fringe Festival

Friday, 15 June  - Saturday 16 June
Nexus Arts, Adelaide CBD

Join Panache's actors and singers for French is in the Air, in an evening of light-hearted French entertainment, comprising the best in French comedy sketches and song in the traditions of Parisian Left Bank café-théâtre.

Get your tickets here


What have the French ever done for us? - French influences on Australian art

On Saturday, 16 June at 2pm, What have the French ever done for us? will have renowned art historian and critic, Christopher Allen, examine the influence of French artistic movements of the late 19th and early 20th centuries on Australian artists.

Find out more here

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