Learn French

Learn French with the French

Learn French: Online & Face-to-Face Classes Available

Learn French with native French speakers at AF North Coast. 
Beginners to Advanced level classes. 

Term 1, 2024

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12 Feb - 8 Apr*

Mon. 5:30-7:30pm 
(2 hrs)
Intermediate Level 9 (Continuing) - Séverine
Online delivery
(Zoom)
19 Feb - 8 Apr*
Mon. 5:00-6:30pm 
(1½ hrs)
Absolute Beginners (New) - Jessica
Ballina
(Cherry St
Sports Club)
14 Feb - 10 Apr
Wed: 5:30-7:30pm 
(2 hrs)
Advanced Conversation (Continuing) - Aurelie
Online delivery
(Zoom)
15 Feb - 11 Apr
Thurs.5:00-6:30pm 
(1½ hrs)
Beginners Level 8 (Continuing) - Aurelie
Online delivery
(Zoom)
Thurs.5:30-7:30pm 
(2 hrs)
Advanced Level 12 (Continuing) - Séverine
Online delivery
(Zoom)
 * Public holiday on Monday 1st April. Date for substitute lesson TBA.
 

"Early Bird" rates on offer until Sunday, 4th February.To enrol, follow this link to the Online Enrolment Form.

Tentative dates for 2024
Term Two:
Starts the week commencing Monday 6th May, 2024
Finishes the week commencing Monday 1st July, 2024
Term Three:
Starts the week commencing Monday 29th July, 2024
Finishes the week commencing Monday 23rd September, 2024
Term Four:
Starts the week commencing Monday 14th October, 2024
Finishes the week commencing Monday 9th December, 2024

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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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Learn French

Local Radio

"French Connection"
on River FM 92.9
Saturday, 12 noon to 2pm

Upcoming Events

⚓️ 🍽️  Friday 23rd February (12.00pm): Marine Theme Lunch at Ché Bon in Ballina (bookings essential: info@afcdn.org.au).  Prior to lunch, there will be a group tour (in French) of the Ballina Maritime Museum.  

🤔 Saturday 24th February (10.00am): French Scrabble at Cherry Street Sports Club at 68 Cherry Street, Ballina.  For further information, email Patricia

🙋🏻‍♂️ Saturday 2nd March (10.00am): AFCDN Annual General Meeting at the Ballina Indoor Sports Centre.  Enjoy morning tea with the members after the short meeting.

🎞️  Wednesday 6th March (3.30pm): Café du Coin at Lismore's Starcourt Theatre.  Watch Subtraction, followed by a chat and nibbles in the cinema's Gatsby Bar.  Buy your own drinks (nibbles provided by AFCDN - gold coin donation, please).

🎞️  Thursday 7th March - Wednesday 27th March: Alliance Française French Film Festival at the Palace Cinemas Byron Bay.

🤔 Saturday 9th March (10.00am): French Scrabble at Cherry Street Sports Club at 68 Cherry Street, Ballina.  For further information, email Patricia.

👩‍🎓 Monday 8th April: Term 1 French classes conclude this week.

👩‍🎓 Monday 6th May: Term 2 French classes commence this week.

🎞️  12th to 14th July: Mini French Film Festival at Lismore's Starcourt Theatre.  Details to follow.