Août 2018

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In August, the sun may be more rare in Adelaide than in Paris, but France is never far away. Join us at the Alliance Française for a taste of France right here at home!

Adélaïde au mois d’août…Le soleil se fait plus rare qu’à Paris mais la France n’est jamais bien loin. Rejoignez-nous à l’Alliance Française pour vous en rendre compte!

At the Alliance Française this month:

SAFTA - AF Competition

In August, some primary and secondary school students will participate in the annual South Australian French Teachers’ Association (SAFTA) competition run in conjunction with the Alliance Française d’Adélaïde.

If your school would like to join the competition, please contact Maud Boucher at


Ciné-club - Les Interdits

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

For this month's Ciné-club, we will be screening Les Interdits, a 2013 French drama which follows two cousins in 1979 Ukraine as they secretly arrange to meet up with refuseniks.

Booking is essential. To register your interest, please email us at by Monday, 13 August, to book your seats. Subtitles will be in English.


Club de Lecture - Le collier rouge

Wednesday, 22 August - 6:30pm
Alliance Française, 319 Young St, Wayville

For this month's Club de Lecture, the club will to discuss Le collier rouge by Jean-Christophe Rufin, a story about a war hero, a young intelligent woman, and a judge in 1919 France, and the dog who holds the key to their destinies.

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.


French Market - Save The Date

Friday and Saturday, 23-24 November
Soldiers' Memorial Gardens, Unley

The annual French Market is making its way back to Adelaide, on Friday 23 and Saturday 24 November, at the Soldiers' Memorial Gardens, Unley. Keep an eye out on our Facebook page, special event page, and our French Market website in the coming months to see all the fantastic stalls, entertainment and food that will be available for a taste of all things French!

Term 3: 23 July - 29 September

Term 3 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 Way to Learn French:
Lessons via Skype

Don't live in Adelaide but would still like to learn French with us?
Try our private lessons via Skype!

Contact Kathy at Reception via email at

La toute nouvelle recrue de l’équipe enseignante
de l’Alliance Française d’Adélaïde

Qu’est-ce qui vous plaît dans le métier d’enseignante de Français Langue Etrangère (FLE) ?
Tout d’abord, je trouve que le FLE est une discipline où l'on peut voir les apprenants progresser rapidement. Après, ce qui me plaît à l'Alliance Française, c'est d'avoir des classes très différentes les unes des autres. On enseigne à des enfants, des adolescents et des adultes, de niveau débutant à avancé. C'est toujours très varié. On ne s'ennuie jamais !

D’où venez-vous en France ?
Je viens de la banlieue parisienne, du 93 (Seine-Saint-Denis), de Gagny, plus précisément. À 20 minutes de Paris et à 20 minutes de Disneyland, c'est parfait !

Quelles sont vos passions dans la vie ?
J'adore lire. Mon autre passion, c'est le cinéma. J’ai un faible pour les films d’action.

Quelle est votre définition d’un cours réussi ?
Je pense que le secret d'un bon cours, c'est une bonne ambiance. Tout le monde doit se sentir en confiance et à l'aise pour pouvoir poser des questions et se tromper dans la bonne humeur.

Madman Entertainment - C'est la vie!

The number one film at the 2018 Alliance Française French Film Festival returns to Palace Nova Eastend from 16 August! Max, a famed, but cantankerous event organiser is tasked with creating a fairytale wedding at a sumptuous 17th century château. Saddled with a hopelessly inept assortment of staff, his meticulously planned event threatens to descend into comic farce.

For your chance to WIN one of 10 DOUBLE PASSES, valid from 16 August at Palace Nova Eastend, just email us with an answer to this question: what is the best event you've ever attended? Competition closes 12 Aug.


Palace Films - Don Pasquale

Screening at Palace Nova Prospect this August, direct from Paris! Acclaimed director Damiano Michieletto and conductor Evelino Pidó bring Donizetti’s great comedy to the historic Palais Garnier stage.

For your chance to WIN one of 10 DOUBLE PASSES, valid 19 or 22 August at Palace Nova Prospect, just email us with an answer to this question: in which city was Don Pasquale first performed? Competition closes 12 Aug.


Creative France in South Australia

The Annual General Meeting of Creative France
South Australia will take place on Thursday 9 August
at 6:15pm at the Alliance Française (Library).


FACCI - French Aussie Drinks

Join the French-Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FACCI) for drinks at Pullman Adelaide, 5:45-8:30pm Thursday 30 August. Find out more here



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

Changing Music Forever: Innovations and
Impact of French Composers in the Late 19th
and Early 20th Centuries

Wednesday 22 August, 6-7:30 pm, Elder Hall,
University of Adelaide.

Find out more here

Adelaide University French Club - L'Importance d'Etre Constant

The AUFC will be taking on this Oscar Wilde classic, known as The Importance of Being Earnest in English.

Performances will be held 5-7 September, with matinee and evening performances.

More information to come.



Panache French Theatre

Panache's final play for 2018, La Nuit de Valognes, is now in rehearsal,
in the lead up to their performances, Thursday-Saturday, 8-10 November.
They are currently looking for people to help backstage and front of house.
If you would like to be involved in the production, please contact them via
email at

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