Learn French

Learn French: Term 1, 2019
January 2018: Holiday Intensive French for Adults
Dates Times Class   Venue
14th, 15th & 16th Jan. 5:30 - 7:00 pm Conversation with Consolidation (New) - Françoise Cancelled
Lennox Head/Ballina
(to be confirmed)
16th, 17th & 18th Jan.
Wed: 3:30 - 5:00 pm
Thurs & Fri.: 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Absolute Beginners (New) - Françoise Cancelled
Term 1, 2019:  Adult Classes in Lismore
Term Dates Weekly Times
11th Feb. - 8th April Mon. 5:30 - 7:30pm Beginners Level 3 (Continuing) - Jessica Lismore Airport: Crowther Room
12th Feb. - 9th April Tues: 5.30 - 7.30pm Absolute Beginners (New) - Jessica
Lismore Airport: Crowther Room
13th Feb. - 10th April Wed: 10.00 - 12.00pm
Absolute Beginners (New) - Aurelie
Lismore Airport: Crowther Room
Wed: 2.00 - 4.00pm Beginners Level 2 (Continuing) - Aurelie Lismore City Library: Ground Floor
Wed: 5.30 - 7.30pm Intermediate Level 4 (Continuing) - Jessica Lismore Airport: Crowther Room
Intermediate Level 6 (Continuing) - Aurelie 
Lismore City Library: Ground Floor
Term 1, 2019: Children's Classes in Lennox Head
Term Dates Weekly Times Class   Venue
14th Feb. - 11th April Thurs:4.00 - 4.45pm
French Role Play for Kids (Continuers) - Francoise*
7-9 years only
Lennox Head C. & C. Centre (Children's Area)


Dates for 2019:

Term 2:
Commences the week beginning Monday 6th May
Concludes the week beginning Monday 1st July
Term 3:
Commences the week beginning Monday 29th July
Concludes the week beginning Monday 23rd September
Term 4:
Commences the week beginning Monday 14th October
Concludes the week beginning Monday 9th December

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Course Prerequisites

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Learning a new language at any stage of adulthood, old age included, is extremely good for improving and maintaining the memory generally.

"Because it requires intense focus, studying a new language turns on the control system for plasticity and keeps it in good shape for laying down sharp memories of all kinds. You will gradually sharpen everything up again, and that will be very highly benefical to you." 
    From "The Brain That Changes Itself" (Author: Merzenich)

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Read on to see details of the prerequisites required for each of our various class levels.

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Past Students' Comments

005 Annick and her students "I have been studying French with AFCDN for two years. I really look forward to our Tuesday night class - it's a real highlight in my week! This is easily the most enjoyable and rewarding experience that I have had learning another language. The classes are small and can meet the needs of each student, and relaxed - each of us feels very comfortable 'testing out' our new language skills.
Our teacher is wonderful - fun, dynamic and able to use her extensive teaching experience, and French upbringing, to deepen our understanding of the French language and culture. I consider myself very lucky to have found a great teacher and class."

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Upcoming Events

Petit Déjeuner at McLeans Ridges
  Sat 23rd Feb/2019
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

French Conversation at Miss Lizzie's, Lismore
  Mon 25th Feb/2019
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

French Conversation at Miss Lizzie's, Lismore
  Mon 4th Mar/2019
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Annual General Meeting at East Ballina
  Sat 9th Mar/2019
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

French Conversation at Miss Lizzie's, Lismore
  Mon 11th Mar/2019
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Local Radio

French radio programmes

  • "French Connection" with Melissa
    Monday, 6-8pm on RiverFM 92.9