June 2017


The month of June is quickly approaching, and with it the Alliance Française is offering custom-made courses all summer long to prepare you for your upcoming French holidays with our “Français des vacances” classes, as well as lots of camps to help your children, from toddlers to teenagers, to keep up the language of Molière over the holidays!
Education being our raison d’être, Irish French teachers will take pride of place during the 6th Summer Bootcamp organised at the Alliance Française with the support of the Ambassade de France and the Department of Education. Five days of workshops and discussions await them before their well deserved time off. We look forward to seeing you during our two summer terms to get your fix of French!

Bérengère Langlois, Director of Courses, blanglois@alliance-francaise.ie
French For Holiday French Courses
Le Français
des Vacances
  Summer Courses
for Adults

4 week session 6 - 30 June or 7 - 23 July
Available mornings or evenings


Make the most of your holidays! This programme designed for beginners on practical situations that tourists will most likely encounter when travelling in a French-speaking country: get directions, read tourist information, order in a restaurant, shop, book a place to stay, make travel arrangements, organise a trip, and, of course, interact with people,...
With over 20 hours of class, students will improve their command of the language, get useful phrases, cultural tips, savoir-vivre and savoir-faire that will help them before and during their stay.


8 week session  6 June - 28 July
Free assessments on 29, 30, 31 May, 6, 7, 8 June between 4.30 and 6.30pm

The Summer Term is open to both former and new students. It features general French courses, conversation courses, refreshers' classes, French for Holidays, Preparation for French exams available over 8 weeks for adults.

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 with the Alliance, you can enrol directly online.

French Courses   French Courses
Summer Camps
for Teenagers
  Summer Camps
for Children

2 week programme every 2 weeks  Monday to Friday 10am to 1pm - 30 hours in total – €350
Dates & Registration for Junior Teens
Dates & Registration for Senior Teens
Dates & Registration for
Starter Teens

Our summer courses for teenagers are designed to complement classes already attended at secondary school and to lay the groundwork for the school year ahead. They provide a diversification and broadening of the language in an interactive and fun way, with a focus on interests and topics relevant to their age.
3 groups are available: Junior Teens (for students going into 2nd and 3rd Year), Senior Teens (for students going into 4th, 5th and 6th year) Starter Teens (for students going into 1st Year or complete beginners).

4 week session  6 June - 1 July Available Saturday morning & Wednesday afternoon €50 – €80
1 week camp every week Monday to Friday 9.30am to 2pm 20 hours in total – €220
Dates & Registration for 4-6 Years Old
Dates & Registration for 7-10 Years Old

Learn and play in French: Arts and Crafts, songs, outdoor games (subject to weather) and much more... "C'est l'été / French Summer Fun" takes place every week, with different activities. The classes will be led by child-friendly native-French qualified teachers. All children are welcome, whatever their level! Register for 2 camps or more and receive a 10% discount on the second camp!

French Courses   Exhibition
Summer Camps
for Toddlers
  Festival Prévert:
Les Collages
4 week session  6 June - 1 July Available Saturday morning & Thursday afternoon €30 – €50

Cutting-edge Toddlers Programme A Petits Pas offers an innovative programme for toddlers and their parents which aims to enrich your child’s intellectual development and ability to be open to other languages and cultures, and to deepen the parent-child bond.

We are extremely proud to be the recipient of the prestigious European Language Label, coordinated by the European Commission that rewards outstanding improvement in the quality of language teaching and learning.


Until 30 June
Admission free

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of Jacques Prévert's death, the Alliance Française, with the support of the French Embassy in Ireland and Institut Français, is pleased to host an exclusive exhibition of Jacques Prévert's collages.
We find the same themes in Prévert’s collages as we do in his writings: Through the association of disconnected images and diversions, he invites us to think about the world as it truly is and humorously yet vehemently denounces the power of politics and the Church, society with its injustices, and the oppression of men, women and animals.


Screenings   Concert
French Touch:
French Online Series Night
  Alliance Française Choir
Annual Recital
Tuesday 30 May   6.30pm
Admission free 

Dublin Web Festival is the first Irish celebration of online storytelling. Since 2015 it has been showcasing international creative online series on big screen with an Irish grounding and a quirky French touch.
The Festival team decided to keep up with the online creativity by offering a special screening at the Alliance Française on May 30th 2017 where la crème de la crème of French web series will be shown in the newly refurbished French Library. Selections will include Authentik, Surf Therapy, Kill Skills or Gabriel among others.


Wednesday 31 May – 7.30pm
Admission free

Get your summer off to a sunny start at our annual Maytime concert! The Alliance Française Choir, under the direction of Lucie O’Flynn, cordially invites you to an evening of song and entertainment with a repertoire of French songs, in a variety of styles, ranging from the 16th century to the contemporary, from Passerau to Gounod and Stern.

The AF Choir meets up every Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm from September to May and is open to everyone no matter their level, French speakers and non-speakers alike.

Theatre   Talk
AF Drama Club Annual
Show: "On joue ce soir ?"
  ATD Quart Monde: The
Joseph Wresinski Legacy

Friday 9 June 2017 –  7pm
Admission free
Saturday 10
June 2017 –  7pm
Admission free

The Alliance Française Drama Club members invite you to the performances of their new show “On joue ce soir ?

Will the show be ready on time? Will the actors be set for the final call? Will the director have finished pulling her hair out trying to find solutions to the obstacles in her way? Will there be an audience to speak of? Maybe you’ll find out by attending this delightful charade!


Tuesday 13 June 2017 5pm to 7pm
Admission free

Meet the French man who first introduced the concept of social exclusion, who initiated the United Nations Day for the Eradication of Poverty and is the inspirational figure behind the 2012 UN Guiding Principles on Human Rights and Extreme Poverty.
Join a 2 hours "Wresinski Legacy Free Workshop" organised by All Together in Dignity (ATD) Ireland with the support of the Alliance Française to celebrate the centenary of the birth of Joseph Wresinski.
Workshop will be run in French and English.

Teachers Training

Monday 26 to Friday 30 June 2017
€250 / Bursaries for selected candidates       

The Alliance Française Dublin is proud to launch its 6th Annual Bootcamp for French teachers including: 7 workshops with teaching strategies / 1 language course for personal linguistic development / 2 round tables with specialists / 1 Teach Meet / 1 welcome lunch at La Cocotte café and 2 social events (screening & karaoke)! Under the frame of the training plan for French teachers, the Alliance Française Dublin, in partnership with the French Embassy in Ireland and the Department of Education and Skills, is delighted to offer 20 bursaries to secondary school teachers.

Screening   Screening
IFI French Film Club:
From the Land of the Moon
L'Homme de Rio

Wednesday 28 June – 6.15pm
€9.40 / €7.50 AF & IFI Members

Actress/director Nicole Garcia’s adaptation of Milena Agus’ novella features another wholly immersed performance from Marion Cotillard as Gabrielle, a rebellious spirit in post-WWII France. Beginning in the 1950s, Garcia presents an extended flashback to 1940s Provence where Gabrielle’s flagrant disregard for social norms leads her harried parents to give her an ultimatum: choose marriage or the madhouse. The family strikes a deal with Spanish farmer José (Alex Brendemühl) whom they will set up in business if he agrees to take her off their hands.

Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Dublin 2


Thursday 29 June – 7.30pm
€6 / Free for Premium Members

Save the date: the newly refurbished multiform space of the French Library now hosts a Cinéclub every last Thursday of the month!

A rare chance to (re)discover the classic and extravagant adventures of two of the biggest French stars Jean-Paul Belmondo and Françoise Dorléac: Philippe de Broca's L'Homme de Rio (1964).

The Cinéclub is free for Alliance Française Premium Members among many other advantages! More on Memberships

La Cocotte Restaurant Weekly Specials
Spécial Europe
Special menus inspired by our European neighbours

La Belgique  6 – 9 June
La Suisse 
12 – 16 June
19 – 23 June
26 – 6 June

Main Course ................................. €10.95
10% off Students and AF Members
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