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Alliance Francaise Canberra Courses are Now Online

Canberrans will be able to stay safe, socialise and learn French while maintaining a social distance!

The Alliance Francaise has announced that all its French language classes will go online from 23 March.

Courses will be delivered through a combination of virtual online classes with the teacher using Zoom, online tutoring and individual exercises using their online platform Apolearn.

Larger class will be halved to ensure an enjoyable virtual classroom experience with Zoom.

Some courses will also include 10 minutes of 1-to-1 private lesson per week with the teacher as well as the online tutoring and individual exercises.

For Conversation classes, in addition to the small group class experience, students will benefit from a 15 minute duo lesson per week. This is where the teacher will observe two students in conversation over video-conferencing and provide feedback. A great way to engage in social interaction with other students while social distancing!

Classes for younger children will include an activity kit for parents to use at home with their children, as well as carefully selected online activities appropriate to the age of the child.

"These are big changes to the way our students have done our classes with us in the past." Alliance Francaise director, Patrice Gilles said

"We are calling on Canberrans to stay with us through the transition. With their support, the Alliance can negotiate these unprecedented times and re-open our doors to face-to-face teaching again in the spring."

Term 2 begins on 28 April and the Alliance Francaise is inviting everyone to come and give French a go during this period of social distancing. What better way to use the enforced time at home than to learn French and socialise virtually at the same time!

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When: The courses will follow the same Term timetable as planned
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