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« À la mi-aout, l'hiver se noue » : "In mid-August, winter packs up" so let's get ready to welcome the springtime as it approaches! In the meantime, we are very happy to have welcomed our students back on-site and to see the Alliance as vibrant and lively as ever.

As winter comes to a close, let's enjoy some 'Encore!' with some this year's Festival favourites as the French Film Festival continues on until 12 August. We are also getting prepared for our next DELF exam session with Walford Anglican School for Girls sharing their experience with DELF!

Please stay safe and remain careful so that we can continue to enjoy and share our love for the French language and culture in South Australia together!

Encore, Encore for the
French Film Festival!

The Alliance Française French Film Festival is in its final days with our Closing Night tomorrow evening, Tuesday 4 August - but that's not the end!

We are very happy to announce that the French Film Festival is continuing on with an Encore of SIX Festival favourites until 12 August so that you can see them one last time!

Tickets available here

How to Be a Good Wife
La Belle Epoque
The Bare Necessity

Alice and The Mayor
Aznavour by Charles
Les Miserables

The Extraordinary
Mystery of Henri Pick

Ciné-Club Returns

Regular & Kids Edition

Keep enjoying French cinema as the Ciné-Club returns! Join us in the Alliance Main Room as we screen a French movie for all to enjoy!

Upcoming screenings:

Regular Edition: Samba
(Friday 14 August, 6pm)

Kids Edition: Un monstre à Paris (Friday 21 August, 6pm)

Booking required. Ciné-Club is free for members and students of the Alliance Française d'Adelaïde!

Story Time for Kids

Children love the rhythm, poetic feel and colourful illustrations of French storytelling! Join us each Saturday to follow the reading of a featured French story as well as other fun activities, all in French, with one of our teachers!

Upcoming streams:

Tuesday 11 August, 5pm

Tuesday 25 August, 5pm

Booking is essential for stream link. Children aged 3 and over are welcome. Keep an eye out on our Story Time page for more session times!

Club de Lecture

French Book Club

Expand your French reading comprehension skills with our Club de Lecture! This month, the club will be discussing:

Eugenie Grandet
by Honoré de Balzac

(Thursday 20 August, 6:30pm)

Club de Lecture is free for members and students of the Alliance Française d'Adelaïde!

Atelier Dégustation

Wine & Cheese in the Mountains

Friday 28 August - 6pm
319 Young St, Wayville

Come and learn more about wine and cheese in the mountains with experts, Valérie Henbest from Smelly Cheese & Nathalie Taquet from Bottli who will guide you through a tasting of wines along with perfectly paired and mouth-watering cheeses.

Reservation now open: Book here

Le Musée Extérieur

A European art trail on the walls of Adelaide

At a time when travelling abroad is not possible, Musée Extérieur offers locals and visitors an exclusive, ephemeral experience: a slice of European art history revealed through Adelaide’s unique built, natural and cultural heritage. 

Find the trail map online
Closes 14 September

Registration Opens 24 August:
DELF Junior

DELF Junior is an official French proficiency diploma for children aged 12 to 17 years old learning French and young French citizens living in Australia.

No prior test or certification is needed and your results are valid for life! Contact us as soon as possible about registering to be best prepared for the exams.

Monday, 26 October – Thursday, 29 October
(registration open 24 August until 16 October)

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

Walford is the first high school in South Australia to have offered their students the possibility to take the DELF Junior. 14 courageous students rose the challenge last October with 100% success!

Marlene Jarema, Languages Coordinator at Walford Anglican School for Girls, tells us more about this experience:

What were your motivations?
Our motivation was to provide an extension activity that would highlight the skills and application of our Year 10, 11 and 12 students of French. It also provided them an opportunity to achieve an international accreditation of the French language that is recognised internationally and which will be with them for life.

Has it been difficult to organise?
All schools are very busy places so finding the best timing for such a test is always problematic. We chose to do the tests in the October session. As this was our first time we had to familiarise ourselves with the different components of the tests and offer our students an opportunity to experience some sample tests in their preparation. Delivering the tests at school required finding space to allow the Alliance Française teachers to deliver and for the girls to complete the different components - written, listening and reading comprehension and oral interaction including a monologue.

What were the main outcomes for the students?
For the year 12 students it was an opportunity to revise and prepare for the end of year exams (and the oral exams for the SACE students). For other students, it was an opportunity to recognise their abilities across the four macro skills in tasks that were set by the French Department of Education. They worked with teachers they did not know and were able to validate and acknowledge their skills in French. It was also good practice for exam revision and working under exam conditions for Years 10 and 11.

What were the key points for such a success?
We met with the girls at lunchtime to explain the different components of the tests and to explain how they could access sample tests as preparation. We also delivered practise oral assessments for any girls who requested them. Access to previous tests was invaluable.
It was a very positive experience and the girls and teachers are very proud of their achievements.

SAFTA 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.


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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