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Reception Opening Hours
Monday-Thursday: 9.30am to 7.30pm
Friday: 9.30am to 5pm
Saturday: 9.30am - 2pm

Contact us: 01) 676 1732
info@alliance-francaise.ie

Bienvenue !

New French courses for minors
starting from January 27th and
for adults from February 3rd!

 
French Courses   Workshops   Teachers' Training
   
New French Courses
Spring Term 2020
  Mid-Term Holiday Camps
for Children & Teenagers
  Activités pour l'oral du Leaving Certificate

Minors: 15-week term from 27 Jan
Adults: 8-week term from 3 Feb
Free placement tests every Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 5-7pm
   

The Spring Term is open to both former and new students. General French courses, conversation courses, refreshers' classes, workshops, preparation for exams, for  adults and teenagers', children's & toddlers' courses are available all day from Monday to Saturday for 8 and 15 weeks.
Placement tests 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.

 
 
 

Children Monday 17 to Friday 21 Feb 9.30am to 1.00pm (17,5 hours)
4-6 years old
7-10 years old

Teenagers Monday 17 to Friday 21 Feb 1pm to 4pm (15 hours)
Junior Cycle
Leaving Cycle

Every School Holiday the Alliance Française organises fun camps for children and intensive courses for Junior & Leaving Certificate students.

More information

 
 
 

Tuesday 21 January – 5.30pm
Admission free

Another brand-new 2-hour workshop is coming your way, and this time it is dedicated to the fast-approaching Leaving Cert French oral. This workshop will concentrate on practical and interactive activities that will motivate students and give them more confidence before sitting their oral.

The workshop will be led by Marie-Odile Dromard, French teacher specialised in LC at Alliance Française Dublin.

Places are limited, so be sure to book early!

 
 
         
Screening   Special Event   Special Event
   
Cinéclub: Les
Triplettes de Belleville
  Meet Susie
Morgenstern
  La Petite Nuit des Idées:
Live Animals!

Thursday 23 January – 7.40pm
€5 with a free glass of wine / Free for Premium Members  

Join us every month for a subtitled screening of a favourite film carefully selected by one member of our team. This month, Annabelle Malandrin, Director of the French Library, has picked the 2003 animated comedy film Les Triplettes de Belleville, written and directed by Sylvain Chomet. The film was highly praised by audiences and critics for its unique style of animation, surreal atmosphere and music.

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

 
 
 

Saturday 25 January – 11am
Admission free

Alliance Française Dublin is honoured to welcome acclaimed author/illustrator Susie Morgenstern for this event for children (from 7 years up), where she will share her passion for books and writing. Susie Morgenstern is particularly remarkable in the world of children’s literature, as she is a native English speaker who chooses to write in French, and who has written more than 100 books for children, teenagers and, more recently, adults.
Morgenstern has many bestsellers to her name, including La sixième, Confession d’une grosse patate and La la langue.
The event will be hosted by Juliette Saumande (My Little Album of Dublin), Dublin-based author and translator of children’s books.

 
 
 

Thursday 30 January – 6pm
Admission free 

La Nuit des idées (the night of ideas) organised worldwide by Institut Français celebrates the stream of ideas between countries, culture, topics and generations through talks, conferences, performances, screenings and more... for grown-ups, but for little people too!
Alliance Française Dublin's La Petite Nuit des idées invites children to a special concert on this year’s theme Être Vivant (Being Alive).

Children from 5 to 10 years old will take a closer look at different kinds of animals, from wild to domestic, loveable to loathsome, and fully embody them by miming, singing and dancing to lively odes performed by Little French Song, a wonderful piano/voice duo featuring Eli Chourdaki and Ariane Dubois.

 
 
         
Social Game   AF Drama Club   AF Choir
   
The French Library's
Escape Game
  Alliance Française's
Club de Théâtre
  Alliance Française's
Chorale

Friday 31 January – 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 both the US 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!

Events for adults with a good level of French. Places are very limited so make sure to book early!

 
 
 

Every Wednesday 7.30-9.30pm from February 5th
15
sessions of 2 hours – €300  

If you enjoy telling stories, conveying emotions, sharing unforgettable moments of laughter and tears, come join the Alliance Française Club de Théâtre!

The drama club will be held in two parts: first, drama exercises with the goal of working on voice, listening and space / then group work on the texts that will be performe....All in readiness for a show in mid-June!
The workshop is led by Anne Abel Nakache, professional actress and teacher at
Alliance Française Dublin. Open to all but a minimum level of French is required.

 
 
 

Every Wednesday 12.45-2pm from February 5th
16 sessions of 1.15 hour – €80  

Rejoignez la Chorale Alliance Française !

The Alliance Française Dublin Choir is looking for new members! This year the Choir is celebrating its 11th anniversary and you are cordially invited to join its ranks!

Each year, participants work under the direction of professional teacher Lucie O'Flynn towards a Summer Concert. The workshop is open to everyone, student or not, no matter their level, French speakers and non-speakers alike.

 
 
         
Screening/Talk   Concert   Children Show
   
French New Wave Cycle:
Les Parapluies de Cherbourg
  Jazz Concert: Halferty,
Lavergne & Boisseau
  Puppet Show:
Le Grand Méchant Renard

Tuesday 11 February – 6.30pm
Admission free 

Alliance Française Dublin with musicologist Dr Laura Anderson is organising a film-cycle called Disruptive Soundscapes that will focus this year on the sound in the French New Wave.
The next film of the season is Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (1964), the Oscar-nominated, Palme d'Or winner, musical film that brought director Jacques Demy and composer Michel Legrand to the attention of international audiences. In her pre-screening talk, Dr Anderson will situate the soundtrack for Les Parapluies de Cherbourg in relation to French New Wave film music and will discuss the collaboration between Demy and Legrand, and how the score contributes to its enduring popularity.

 
 
 

Wednesday 26 February – 6.30pm
Admission free 

Alliance Française Dublin is welcoming an exceptional Jazz Concert with the Irish Jazz stalwarts Tommy Halferty (guitar) and two of the most gifted French Jazz musicians of their generation: Sebastien Boisseau (bass) and Christophe Lavergne (drums).
Tommy Halferty has performed with some great American Jazz musicians including Lee Konitz, Benny Golson and the great French pianist Martial Solal / Christophe Lavergne has performed with Stephane Payen, Ravi Coltrane and Chris Brubeck. He is currently part of the Louis Sclavis to Quartet / Sebastien Boisseau has collaborated and produced music with numerous grand names such as Daniel Humair, Michel Portal, Louis Sclavis and Pat Metheny.

 
 
 

Saturday 29 February – 11am
Admission free
 

Compagnie Jeux de Vilains will present at the French Library a puppet show based on Benjamin Renner’s classic comic Le Grand Méchant Renard!
With the farm animals not taking him seriously, a scrawny, anxious fox struggles to find his place at the top of the food chain. Step by step, we follow the impossible quest of a fox who attempts, despite all of his innocence and his warm heart, to be the bad character of the story.

Adapted by Isabelle Chrétien & Cécile Hurbault and performed by Cécile Hurbault, puppeteer, comedian and stage director.

Admission free but booking is required.

 
 
         
         

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