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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 !
Our next term will start March 30th
Free placement tests every Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday between
5pm and 7pm from March 9th

 
French Courses   Film Festival / Competition   Certifications
   
New French Courses
Easter Term 2020
  French Films at Dublin International Film Festival   International Exams
in Professional French

Starting from March 30th
Free placement test every Mon, Tue & Wed 5pm-7pm from March 9th
   

The Easter 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.

 
 
 

26 February – 8 March  2020
Programme: www.diff.ie 

We are delighted to be partner of the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival which brings again this year a wonderful selection of 15 French titles with the support of the French Embassy in Ireland. French productions or co-productions highlights  include Proxima, The Mystery of Henri Pick, Les Misérables, Aznavour by Charles, Deerskin, The Truth, Twelve Thousand, The Specials, Synonyms and many more!
Alliance Française subscribers get a 10% discount on all these 15 screenings, subscribe now to receive the promocode!
We will have for every screening a pair of tickets to win on our social networks! Follow us and keep your eyes peeled!

 
 
 

Next session: 7-8 April
Registration open until 6 March

 

DELF Pro is the professional version of the DELF Diplôme d'Etudes en Langue Française (DELF) Exam organised by the France Education International and the French Ministry of Education. It is internationally recognized and valid for life.

DELF Pro is designed for candidates seeking employment opportunities or promotion within a French-speaking work environment. It assesses the communication skills needed for all aspects of professional life today with topics based on the business world.

 

         
Concert   Screening / Competition   Children Show
   
Jazz Concert: Halferty,
Lavergne & Boisseau
  Cinéclub:
La Piscine
  Puppet Show:
Le Grand Méchant Renard

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: Sébastien 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 Stéphane Payen, Ravi Coltrane and Chris Brubeck. He is currently part of the Louis Sclavis Quartet / Sébastien Boisseau has collaborated and produced music with numerous grand names such as Daniel Humair, Michel Portal, Louis Sclavis and Pat Metheny.

 
 
 

Thursday 27 February – 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, Christine Weld, Cultural Manager at
Alliance Française Dublin, has picked the 1969 psychological thriller film La Piscine directed by Jacques Deray, starring the legendary couple Alain Delon and Romy Schneider at the epitome of cool. A gripping and superbly controlled psychological thriller – The Guardian.

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

 
 
 

Saturday 29 February – 11am
Admission free
 

Compagnie Jeux de Vilains will present a puppet show at the French Library 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.

 
 
         
Screenings   Talk   Screening / Competition
   
Francophonie Film
Festival 2020
  Meet Conor O’Callaghan
& Mona de Pracontal
  IFI French Film Club:
Portrait of a Lady on Fire

2 - 31 March 2020
Admission free
 

To celebrate French language and cultural diversity, the Festival de la Francophonie in Ireland, organised by the French Embassy, will showcase from February 26th to April 6th a series of cultural events involving music, literature, film and history along with talks, debates, screenings, concerts and contests.
The Alliance Française Dublin will be hosting the Francophonie Film Festival with a selection of 12 free screenings selected by participating Embassies of France, Belgium, Canada, Morrocco, Egypt, Hungary, Poland, Bulgaria,
Georgia, Latvia,  Greece and Argentina.

More information

 
 
 

Wednesday 4 March – 6pm
Admission free

In partnership with the Trinity Centre for Literary and Cultural Translation (TCLCT) and the
French Embassy, Alliance Française Dublin welcomes the TCLCT translator in residence, Mona de Pracontal. Mona will be accompanied by novelist Conor O'Callaghan, from whom she translated the novel Nothing on Earth.
The talk will explore the challenges of translating and the relationship between the author and the translated text. This discussion hosted by Dr Kevin Power (TCD)will feature readings in French and English.

In a second instalment at TCD on March 19th, Mona de Pracontal  will meet with writer Neil Hegarthy whose novel Inch Levels she is currently translating.

 
 
 

Wednesday 4 March – 6pm
€11.50 / €8.50 AF & IFI Members 

The next IFI/Alliance Française French Film Club is the 2019 French period drama Portrait of a Lady on Fire written and directed by Céline Sciamma, starring Noémie Merlant and Adèle Haenel. Set in France in the late 18th century, the film tells the story of a forbidden affair between an aristocrat and a painter commissioned to paint her portrait.
The film received international acclaim et is is one the best graded French films of the past decade (Rotten Tomatoes: 98% / Metacritic 95% / IMDB: 8.2/10)

As always, Alliance Française Members get a 20% discount and free tickets on our Twitter!

Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Dublin 2

 
 
         
Screening / Competition   Social Game   Games
   
Jean-Luc Godard's
Pierrot Le Fou
  The French Library's
Escape Game
  The French Library's
Board Game Evening

11 March – 6.30pm
€13 / Win tickets on Twitter!  

In tribute to French actress Anna Karina (1940-2019), legendary figure of the French New Wave and muse of Jean-Luc Godard, the IFI presents a special screening of the quintessential Pierrot le Fou.
Dissatisfied in marriage and life, Ferdinand (Jean-Paul Belmondo) takes to the road with his ex-lover Marianne (Anna Karina), and leaves the bourgeoisie behind. A regular road trip turns into a stylish and frantic mash-up of consumerist satire, politics, and comic-book aesthetics, as well as a violent, zigzag tale of, as Godard called them, "the last romantic couple".

Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Dublin 2

 
 
 

Friday 13 March – 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 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 be sure to book early!

 
 
 

Thursday 19 March – 6.30pm
Admission free


With family, friends or solo, you can challenge yourself to "Carcassone", "Star Realms", "Les aventuriers du rail", "Azul" or "Code Names", collaborate to overcome "The Game", track down the "Loup-Garous de Thiercelieux", create a splendid "Hanabi", break through the secrets of "Mysterium" and many more!

Open to everyone, all levels of French welcome. If you would like to share your favourite game, don’t forget to bring it with you! You're also welcome to share something sweet to eat or soft drinks!

 
 
         

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