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Next Term starting November 19th
Free placement test Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 5pm-7pm

French Courses   Science Festival   Film Festival
Winter Term
19 November - 26 January
  French Festival
at Science Week 2018
  IFI French Film
Festival 2018

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


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.


14-19 November
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Taking place from 11 to 18 November, Science Week Ireland is a yearly festival which celebrates science and research with more than 1,000 events organised throughout Ireland.

This year, the French Embassy and Alliance Française Dublin have partnered with researchers, artists and performers to offer a line-up of events with a special French touch: the French Festival at Science Week!

Science shows, comic art exhibition, talks and interactive workshops: there will be plenty for you to go around!


14-25 November

We are proud to be the cultural partner of the Irish Film Institute's unmissable French Film Festival 2018!
(Re)discover between November 14th to 25th over 25 French films including 19 Irish premieres and classics, and . You will also get a chance to meet very special guests and celebrities including Cédric Kahn for an exclusive masterclass. The programme also features a Henri Georges Clouzot Season, a Family screening, a 1968 celebration, an Alliance Française screening, and, of course, an Gala Opening with a reception and the screening of Real Love in presence of director Claire Burger.

Special Event   Screening / Competition   Exhibition Opening
Le Beaujolais Nouveau
est arrivé !
  Alliance Française Screening @ French Film Festival   Photo Exhibition:
Shooting Stars

Friday 16 November – 6.30pm
Admission free

Following the huge success of Bastille Day 2018, French Friday, Le Petit Journal Dublin and The Church are teaming up again in partnership with Alliance Française Dublin for the celebration of another famous French tradition celebrated worldwide: the official release of the Beaujolais Nouveau wine !
The evening will start softly  with an apéro and  quiz with numerous prizes to be won – including French courses and Memberships.
The second part of the evening will be one for your dancing shoes with a DJ set of French & International music.

The Church, Mary St & Jervis St, Dublin 1


Wednesday 21 November
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Don't miss the Alliance Française Special Screening on Wednesday 21 November, Guillaume Senez' Nos Batailles (Our Struggles).

The Franco-Belgian drama starring Romain Duris and Laure Calamy received rave reviews during its world premiere for the International Critics' Week at the Cannes Film Festival 2018.

Alliance Française Members get a discounted price at €9.50 and may win free tickets on Twitter. We also have prizes to be won including French courses, Memberships & goodies!


Wednesday 21 November – 6:30pm
Admission free

The Shooting Stars exhibition curated by DartBLAY offers a photographic glance at the legends of French cinema from the 60s and 70s, prominent film personalities that have become cult symbols.

Passionate about cinema, DartBLAY is Marie Darblay, a cinema enthusiast who since 2015 has been collecting  vintage photos from the cinematic world: on-set photographs, cult scenes, press shots and black and white portraits.
Her first exhibition of exceptional prints from her personal collection, Legends  organized in Paris in 2016, has led to a series of exhibitions related to her life-long passion.

Screening & Talk   Screening / Competition   Special Event
Irish Premiere:
Et mon cœur transparent
Les petits mouchoirs
  The French Library's
Escape Game

Thursday 22 November – 6.30pm
Admission free 

Et mon cœur transparent (And My See-Through Heart) is the first feature film by David and Raphael Vital-Durand who started their careers making short films, ads and music videos for French and international stars.

Based on the book by Véronique Ovaldé (Prix France Culture-Télérama), the Vital-Durand brothers' thrilling adaptation plunges us into the bewildering life of Lancelot Rubinstein, whose wife’s sudden disappearance leaves him with many unanswered questions. Starring Julien Boisselier, Caterina Murino and Sara Giraudeau.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A in English with director David Vital-Durand.


Thursday  29 November – 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 2010 French cult comedy/drama Les petits mouchoirs (Little White Lies) written and directed by Guillaume Canet, starring an ensemble cast of François Cluzet, Marion Cotillard, Benoît Magimel, Gilles Lellouche, Jean Dujardin, Laurent Lafitte, Valérie Bonneton and Pascale Arbillot.

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


Friday 30 November – 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!

Are you brave enough for the challenge? Register quickly, the game is limited to 7 participants! For adults with a good level of French.