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Next Term starting November 19th
Come a free placement test
from November 5th!

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Winter Term
19 November - 26 January
  Halloween School Holiday Camps for Children   Apéro Scientifique:
Big Data

Winter Term 19/11/2018 - 26/01/2019
Free placement test every Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 5pm-7pm from November 5th


Our next term will start on November 19th! The Winter Term is open to both former and new students of all ages and abilities. General French courses, conversation courses, refresher classes, specialised workshops, preparation for international diplomas, for adults and courses for teenagers, children & toddlers are available all day from Monday to Saturday for 8 weeks.

Assessments are free of charge and no appointment is required. You don't need an assessment if you are a complete beginner or if you are already a student, you can enrol directly online.


30 October - 2 November 9am-1pm
4-6 y.o. / 7-10 y.o.

Learn and play in French: Arts & crafts, songs, games, and many more spooky activities!
The classes will be led by qualified and child-friendly, Garda-vetted French-native teachers and take place both in our dedicated room and in the newly refurbished Children's Corner of the French Library. All children are welcome!

30 October - 2 November 1pm-4pm
Junior Cert / Leaving Cert

Every school holiday, the Alliance Française organises intensive courses for Junior & Leaving Certificates students preparing to sit their French Oral examination that year. While we try to keep this holiday programme as lively and fun as possible, its content is directly designed to meet the requirements of the syllabus and includes a mock exam!

Wednesday 17 October – 6.30pm
Free – First drink on us! 

Alliance Française Dublin and the French Embassy are happy to introduce a new recurring event: the Apéro Scientifique, a series of discussions in French on science and society! Open to all, teenagers and adults, the Apéro Scientifique is all about encouraging public discussions on topical subjects linked to sciences, philosophy and society, with the help of a panel of moderators... while you are enjoying a drink.

First edition: Big Data, 21st Century Cornucopia? with Dr Marc Daumas (Science Attaché, Embassy of France in Ireland), Marc Girod (Software Engineer, Salesforce) and Prof. Tahar Kechadi (Computer Sciences, University College Dublin).

Event in French.

Special Event   Screening / Competition   Cinéclub / Competition
The French Library's
Escape Game
  IFI French Film Club:
Jean Cocteau's Orphée
  Cinéclub Halloween:
La Cité de la peur

Friday 19 October – 5.30pm
Admission free  

Have you ever tried an "escape game"? Inspired by video games, this physical adventure game in which players solve a series of puzzles and riddles to get out of a room has become one of the most popular social activities in America and Europe.

The French Library's staff desperately needs your help to lift the curse of a ghost that has been haunting the place! You will have 60 minutes to solve puzzles in French using clues and hints left by the ghost and escape the Library.

Are you brave enough for the challenge? Register quickly, the game is limited to 7 participants!


Monday 22 October – 6.30pm
€9.50 / €7.50 AF & IFI Members

The second part of poet, playwright, artist, and filmmaker Jean Cocteau’s Orphic Trilogy transposes the Greek myth of Orpheus to 1950s Paris. Orphée (Jean Marais), a celebrated poet, is transported by a mysterious Princess (María Casares) to the Underworld. Chauffeured back to the realm of the living, he becomes obsessed with the cryptic messages that play on the Princess’s car radio. Thematically complex and visually inventive, Orphée saw Cocteau at the height of his powers as a filmmaker, and it remains a beautiful, touching, and surreal fable.
As always, Alliance Française Members get a 20% discount and free tickets on our Twitter!

Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Dublin 2


Thursday  25 October – 7.40pm
€5 with a free glass of wine / Free for Premium Members  

Join us every month for a subtitled screening of one of the most popular box-office hits in French cinema history, preceded by an informal presentation with a free glass of wine!
This month, (re)discover the 1994 French cult comedy film La Cité de la Peur written and performed by the legendary comedy group Les Nuls. In this hilarious spoof, an appalling slasher movie called Red is Dead attracts the public attention (and a screening at the Cannes Festival!) when its projectionists start being murdered by what seems to be a copycat of the movie's killer.

The Cinéclub is free for AF Premium Members. Win tickets on our Twitter!