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French Language Summer Workshops for Adults at Alliance Francaise 2017

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Enjoy as you Learn ľ how very French

Whenever I'm asked, "Parlez-vous Franšais?" I'm forced to answer, "Non, mais j'aimerais bien!"? If you're the same (that is, if you're like me and have no idea what I just wrote), you should get yourself down to Alliance Francaise de Brisbane, 262 Montague Road, West End and join the French Summer Workshops and Courses starting on Monday, 16 and running through until Tuesday, 24 January, 2017.

Should you not understand French at all then you can join the Semi-Intensive Beginners' Course. The course provides a very interesting learning experience for non-speakers and, once completed, gives the student the ability to use French in many situations. For example, you will be able to greet, introduce and meet someone, ask simple questions, pronounce written French and even conjugate basic verbs (I can't even do that in English).

If you think this is the course for you then sign up here for classes to be held from 5.30pm to 8.00pm each evening from Monday, 16 January to Friday, 19 January 2017 at the Alliance Francaise premises, 262 Montague Road, West End. The course provides you with 10 hours of intensive tuition over the 4 days and involves a fee of $210.

If you like the thought of doing that course then check this out!

To make this course simply delicious why not combine your lessons with some tasty French lunches? Book yourself in here to join the course that starts at 9.30am and runs until 1.45pm from Monday, 16 January to Thursday, 19 January, 2017.

This is the French Bistro Lunches option which enables you to undertake the intensive beginners' course and stay on for a sumptuous lunch prepared by French chef and teacher Catherine for an all-in fee of $385 for the whole four days.

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The lunches will be set on a different theme each day and relate to different French regions and culinary specialities. You will also get to enjoy a glass of an appropriate fine French wine with your meal. Presented by Catherine, the Alliance Franšaise's chef and teacher, these lunches will really make your studies interesting.

No matter which of the fabulous courses you are doing you can also purchase the magnificent daily French Bistro Lunches as a one-off for $35 each.

The French Bistro Lunches will include discussions in French and English. For more information on this option please call Alliance Francaise on 3844 4600 or email at

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For something a little more romantically French you might enjoy the workshop where you will Find Your French Song. Join in and enhance your language skills by discovering the true 'language of love' in all French songs. This workshop is being held on Monday, 23 and Tuesday, 24 January, 2017. It commences at 5.30pm and runs until 8.00pm on both evenings.

Cost for attendance is $120.

If you think you will want to pursue your language studies you could get a head start by coming to the Elementary levels workshop, Revise and Play. During the course of the workshop you will learn through taking part in various games and interactive activities. This is a very interesting and fun-packed way to learn. Being run from 5.30pm to 8.00pm on both Monday, 23 and Tuesday, 24 January 2017 the workshop imparts new language skills in a way that delights, making learning much easier.

Cost for attendance is $120.

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People with some understanding of French will enjoy the Versailles workshop. Covering two nights, Monday, 23 and Tuesday, 24 January 2017 starts at 5.30pm and concludes at 8.00pm. As part of the fun attendees will discover the daily life at the court of Versailles as they use their language skills to discuss all aspects of the French royals in French.

Cost for attendance is $130.

If, on the other hand, you would like the whole smorgasbord of learning the French language then why not just settle for checking out what's available in the French A La Carte programme. By selecting the level that suits you best you can pick and choose workshops to learn and/or improve your French Grammar, Listening and Speaking. Select the bits you need or want and really enjoy yourself.

Each workshop costs $60.

Trained and qualified teachers will provide an excellent, friendly and fun learning environment. All Alliance Francaise teachers use the latest cutting edge teaching techniques which include varied sample resources and meaningful activities. The positive teaching approach at AF has helped achieve very impressive results and gives students the best basis for developing the ability to speak fluent French.

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Besides these Summer Workshops Alliance Franšaise conducts four teaching terms throughout the year as well as external courses for schools and childcares anytime during school terms and holidays.

Alliance Franšaise de Brisbane is part of a worldwide network presenting the best of French culture through the provision of French language courses, film screenings, library collections, kids' activities, talks and tastings.

For more information on the Alliance Francaise's French Summer Workshops and Courses and all their other great activities check out their web site and Facebook pages. Alternatively you can call on 3844 4460 or email at
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Why? Love learning 'the language of love'
When: From Monday 16 to Tuesday 24 January, 2017
Phone: 3844 4460
Where: Alliance Francaise de Brisbane, 262 Montague Road, West End
Cost: Ranges from $60 to $385 per course depending on your selection
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