Décembre 2018/Janvier 2019

Cher/e Community Member,

Thank you to everyone who came along to the French Market. Your participation helped make this event another great success, even with the temperamental weather. As 2018 comes to a close, we wish you a Happy New Year for 2019 and hope to see you at the Alliance in January for our summer courses.

Merci à toutes et à tous pour votre participation nombreuse au French Market. Cet événement a été un franc succès malgré une météo capricieuse. 2018 tire à sa fin, il est donc temps pour nous de de vous souhaiter une bonne et heureuse année 2019 en espérant vous retrouver à l'Alliance dès janvier pour nos cours d'été.

Wanting to refresh your French or get a headstart? Make the most of your summer and learn French with us! We are offering workshops and intensive courses during the summer break (7-24 January 2019) for all levels and ages.


Let's Speak French!

Mon 14 to Fri 18 Jan
9am to 1pm

Designed for complete beginners, Let's Speak French! will teach you the basics of French in an intensive course covering one term's work so you can start expressing yourself in French in just one week!

Conversation Workshops

Mon 21 to Wed 23 Jan
6pm to 8pm

Conversation classes for varying levels of French (A2, B1 and B2/C1) are designed to increase your comprehension and usage of French in a fun and safe environment with others at the same level.

Year 11 & 12 French Refresher

Tue 22 to Thu 24 Jan
2pm to 5pm

Suitable for students studying year 11 or 12 French in 2019, this course will help students prepare for SACE or IB French, brushing up on grammar, listening, comprehension, written and oral skills.


French & Art (Reception to Year 2)

Mon 21 to Wed 23 Jan
Three French artists
2pm to 4pm

Learn French through the masterpieces of the greatest French painters: Matisse, Monet and Magritte. Come play, have fun and perfect your language skills!

For beginners and

Lady bug et chat noir (Year 3 to Year 5)

Mon 21 & Tue 22 Jan or
Wed 23 & Thu 24 Jan
2pm to 4pm

Learn French and discover the French capital through the funny heroes of a Famous French cartoon and create the hero of your own story!

For beginners and

Belle et Sebastien (Year 6 to Year 9)

Mon 21 & Tue 22 Jan or
Wed 23 & Thu 24 Jan
2pm to 4pm

Perfect your French while watching the wonderful and moving story of a 12 year old boy and his beautiful friendship with his dog in Belle and Sebastien.

For beginners and

Other summer courses include: Prepare Yourself for So Frenchy So Chic, Prepare Yourself for the Adelaide French Festival, Contemporary France, Grammar workshops and workshops for French LOTE teachers.

For more information about our summer courses and to enrol online, check out our Holiday courses page. 



Don't Miss Out on Our Term 1 Earlybird Special!

Enrolment for Term 1 courses (starting 4 February 2019) at the Alliance Française are now open for kids, teens and adults. Enrol by Sunday, 16 December to receive our Earlybird discount and get 5% off your course fees!

Our courses are available for all ages, levels, and proficiencies, just contact us on 8272 4281, by email at adelaide@af.org.au, or enrol online and we will help you find the class that is just right for you!

Please note that our office will be closed from Sunday, 16 December 2018 and reopen on Monday, 7 January 2019. Online enrolment will still be open during this period.


Palace Films - Paris Opera Ballet

Screening in Adelaide direct from Paris’ historic Palais Garnier, experience the world-renowned Étoiles, Premiers Danseurs and Corps de Ballet of the Paris Opera perform Tribute to Jerome Robbins, four inspirational works from the great choreographer, including Afternoon of a Faun and Fancy Free.

For your chance to win one of 10 double passes, valid at Palace Nova Prospect cinema at the screening of your choice, 16 or 19 Dec, just email us with an answer to this question: Jerome Robbins won Best Director for which Academy Award-winning film? Competition closes 10 December.

Palace Films - Cold War

Already a major 2019 Oscar contender, Paweł Pawlikowski directs a ravishing, music-fuelled romance charting two mismatched lovers caught between East and West in 1950s Europe. From Polish villages, to the jazz clubs and streets of Paris, all exquisitely recreated, Cold War is warmly lyrical and impossibly romantic.

For your chance to win one of 10 double passes, valid at advance screenings at Palace Nova Eastend, 14-16 & 21-23 Dec, just email us with an answer to this question: what is the name of Paweł Pawlikowski's Academy Award-winning film? Competition closes 10 December.


Adelaide French Festival

Friday 11 to Sunday 13 January
Adelaide Festival Centre

The Adelaide French Festival returns in 2019 to celebrate life, summer and the best of French culture over one weekend!

Featuring an eclectic program of music, theatre, dance, food, wine, art, fashion, film and family activities, there's something for everyone.

See more about the Festival here.

So Frenchy So Chic

Friday, 11 January - 4pm
Pinky Flat

Groove under the summer sky, soak yourself in simple pleasures and forget the outside world with an epic wave of talent via an influential all-female line-up featuring Camille, Yelle, Clara Luciani, and Cléa Vincent.

Come share your joie de vivre!

Get your tickets here.



Bon Vivant

Saturday, 12 January - 7pm
Adelaide Festival Centre

Indulge in an authentic evening of French food, with a sumptuous seafood menu created and cooked by Breton chef Nathalie Beauvais, using the best seasonal produce from South Australia.

Get your tickets here.

A Trip to the Moon

Sunday, 13 January - 5pm
Nexus Arts

A special screening of the iconic short films of Georges Méliès accompanied by live original soundtracks, celebrating the Méliès’ spectacular works which revolutionised the early days of cinema.

Get your tickets here.




Alliance Française d'Adélaïde Inc.

319 Young Street
Wayville SA 5034
+61 (0) 8 8272 4281



Opening Hours:

Monday - Thursday:
 9am - 6:30pm
Friday: 9am - 3:30pm
Saturday: 9:30am - 12:30pm
Sunday and public holidays: Closed

School Holidays:

Monday - Thursday: 9am - 5pm
Friday: 9am - 3:30pm
Saturday, Sunday & public holidays: Closed

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