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Monday-Thursday: 12noon to 1pm
Monday-Thursday:  2pm - 6.30pm
Friday: 12noon to 1pm

Our next term will start on February 1st
Free assessment every Tuesdays & Wednesday from 5.30pm to 7pm and Thursdays from 12.30pm to 2pm

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Exams   Opening Night / Exhibition   Talk
Registration for the
January Exam Session
  Green Week
Climate: state of emergency
  Green talk:
Raising the City
Deadline 18 November
Information & Registration

DELF and DALF are official qualifications awarded by the CIEP and the French Department of Education The exams you can sit in January 2016 are:
DELF Tout Public A1 / A2 / B1 / B2
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DALF Tout Public C1 / C2
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DELF Junior A1 / A2 / B1 / B2:
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DELF Prim A1 / A2
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Tuesday 1 December – 6.30pm
Admission free [rsvp]

The 2015 edition of the Fondation Alliance française International Photography Contest was dedicated to the topic of climate change.
For the opening of the our Green Week we will showcase some of photographs from the 105 Alliances françaises in 43 countries who participated in the contest.

May those testimonies contribute to the necessary growing awareness on the urgency of acting and preventing the irreversible – Jérôme Clément, President Fondation Alliance française


Thursday 3 December – 6.30pm
Admission free [rsvp]

This talk will be part of our Green Week, working hand in hand with the Paris Climate Conference - COP21 held at the same time.

The purpose of this event will be to highlight different initiatives working for a sustainable, green and cooperative society.

As such we have decided to invite an artist (Méadhbh O'Connor), a member of an organization (Trocaire) and a start-up (OBEO) to present their different points of view.

Training   Book Launch   Tasting
Le Document pour l’oral
du Leaving Cert
  Quand un peuple parle
Bruno Tardieu
  Festive Wine
& Cheese Tasting

Saturday 5 December – 11am to 1pm
Admission free / Registration

In partnership with the French Embassy in Ireland, the Alliance Francaise offers free monthly workshops for French Teachers throughout the school year.
This workshop is aimed at looking at the option of bringing a document as part of the Leaving certificate oral exam.

Sandrine Pac-Kenny is a secondary school teacher in Presentation Secondary School. She has presented on numerous topics and shares her resources on

Tuesday 8 December – 6.30pm
Admission free [rsvp]

The more the economic and social crisis intensifies, the more common beliefs about the people living in poverty spreads. Prejudices hurt and contribute to confining those who live in poverty into silence.

For over 60 years, with ATD Quart Monde, they have begun to break their silence. Bruno Tardieu, French delegate national for ATD quart monde from 2008 to 2014 and author of « Quand un peuple parle » tells the story of this movement.


Thursday 10 December – 6.30pm
€30 / Booking

Honest2Goodness will delight our taste buds with festive wines and cheeses to accompany the festive season. A special price will be available to the people attending the tasting on Champagne and Pouilly-Fumé.

The tasting will be run by Brid  & Colm Carter (DipWSET) in a convivial and friendly atmosphere. Learning has never been so pleasant. Honest2Goodness are committed to quality, terroir and run a "continental market" in Glasnevin.

Special Event   Workshop   Workshop
Alliance Française's
Christmas Special
  Christmas Workshop
for Children
  Christmas Workshop
for Teenagers
Saturday 12 December – 11am to 2pm  – Admission free

For the first part of the morning (10am to 1pm), a variety of workshops will take place in the French Library giving little ones and grown-ups alike the chance to create and bring home something they made themselves and to discover Christmas decorations and gift ideas. At the same time, we will have a Disco Brunch in our café La Cocotte with French Christmas food and a DJ set.
Around 1.30pm the workshops will stop and we invite everyone to share French Christmas drinks with the AF staff.


Wednesday 16 – 2.30 to 4pm
Register for 4-6 years old.
Register for 7-10 years old

Children  from 4 to 10 years old (2 groups 4-6 and 7-10 years old) are welcome to our very special Christmas Workshops, conducted entirely in French, where everyone will discover a French Christmas story leading to different activities, arts & crafts and songs.

* Ideal for parents who want to go Christmas-shopping in peace and quiet! *



Wednesday 16 – 5 to 7pm
€25 [Register]

The workshop will focus on French traditions and celebrations for Christmas.

They will learn about the way French people spend this time of the year and get be involved in the creation of a poster presenting the information they learned during the workshop.

For LC students, no need to say this would make a great document for LC the oral exam for example!