French online courses
French courses in Australia
French language and poetry contests
The learners' library and Culturethèque - your online French library
Learning French online with the network of Alliance française in Australia is possible thanks to a unique collaboration with the French National Centre for Distance Education (CNED).
#JeVeuxParlerFrançais is the online program developed by the French National Centre for Distance Education and available for adults and young adults from the age of 16.
Whether you are a complete beginner, an intermediate or an advanced learner, #JeVeuxParlerFrançais will grant you access to thousands of auto correction exercises to learn the grammar, the vocabulary and to practice listening and pronunciation.
On your first visit, and each month afterwards, a level assessment based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages will allow you to monitor your progress.
A support team and an e-tutor are available through the built-in messaging app to assist you 24/7 if you require technical help or guidance.
The DELF/DALF diplomas are official French language certifications for non-native speakers administered by the French Ministry for Education and recognised in 165 countries. A DELF/DALF diploma is required to apply to French universities and is a great asset to show on your CV.
Each year, over 300,000 students register to take the DELF/DALF exams. There are 5 levels available, from beginner to advanced. You can register to take several levels during the same exam session... and your results are valid for life!
The six capital Alliances françaises are the only exam centres approved by the French Government in Australia.
ADULTS: 15-21 March
DELF JUNIOR: 7-10 June
DELF PRIM: 3-5 May
ADULTS: 7-11 November
DELF JUNIOR : 24-27 October
DELF PRIM : 18-20 October
The network of Alliances françaises in Australia is proud to be running yearly French language and poetry contests open to all school students of French around the country. Our approach is to provide support and incentive to teachers and young learners by making French study relevant and fun with events that highlight and reward their efforts and achievements.
Melbourne 25 November
Berthe Mouchette Competition
Perth 6 November
Alliance française Perth Exam
La Pérouse Competition
Alliance française Prize
Dis-moi dix mots is a yearly worldwide contest taking place during the Semaine de la Francophonie in March and aiming at celebrating the diversity and richness of the French language by providing an opportunity for students of French to express their creativity through a series of ten words. These words are chosen every year by a number of francophone partners: France, Belgium, Quebec, Switzerland, and the International Organisation of La Francophonie, an institution made up of 77 states and governments from around the world united in upholding the status of the French language and culture in today's global society.
In Australia, the six capital Alliances françaises take an active part in promoting and coordinating this event within the network of local schools. In 2016, participating students are asked to work around the following ten words:chafouin, poudrerie, dépanneur, tap-tap, champagné, vigousse, fada, ristrette, dracher, lumerotte.
This French resource kit is the result of a joint project between Alliances françaises in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide and Canberra to celebrate the centenary of Anzac. The resource kit relies on a variety of multimedia material such as films, comic strips, pictures, poetry, songs and letters, and caters for different age ranges and levels of French proficiency. The aim of this project is to support the teaching of French language and culture in the Australian Curriculum through the provision of free and original resources tailored for Australian schools.
Teachers can access the full online version of the kit for free and download the required worksheets for the class. Through this innovative approach combining language study with cultural and historical content, students will gain a deeper understanding of the different aspects of the war and of a soldier’s life in the trenches, as well as a broader awareness of cultural differences and how they can affect relationships in a multicultural environment. Ultimately, students will be training to acquire the necessary skills to learn about, participate in and embrace history – our common history.
Exploring WW1: learning French with the soldiers was launched on 7 May 2015 at Canberra Museum and Gallery in the presence of:
Mrs Joy Burch MLA, Minister for Education and Training and Minister for the Arts
Mr Chris Bourke, Member of the Legislative Assembly
His Excellency Mr Christophe Lecourtier, Ambassador of France in Australia
Mr Shane Breynard, Director of Canberra Museum and Gallery
Ms Alison Russel-French, President of Alliance française de Canberra
Ms Isabelle Faure, Director-General of Alliance française in Australia and Director of Alliance française de Canberra
Alliance française French Film Festival
Educational movie kits
The network of Alliances françaises is proud to bring the best of French cinema to Australia each year during the Festival and takes a special interest in designing turnkey material for school teachers and students of French based on the Festival selection of films for young learners.
The following movie kits are available for free download - teacher&student versions.
Neuilly-sa-mère - A1/A2.pdf (2.4 MB)
Les-vacances-du-Petit-Nicolas - A2.pdf (13.8 MB)
Capitaine Conan - A1/A2/B1/B2.pdf (2.2 MB)
Les Chevaliers-blancs - B1/B2.pdf (5.6 MB)
Alliances françaises in Australia have launched the first library specifically designed to address the needs of teachers and students of French: la bibliothèque de l'apprenant. The first can now browse through a growing range of textbooks and additional methods, video and audio resources, dictionaries and story books to borrow for their class. The second can access a variety of reading material such as novels, comics, audio-books and more organised by level of French proficiency according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Language (A1 to B2).
NB: access to Alliances françaises libraries is free for AF members. A fee will apply for non-member teachers, with a discount for partner schools.
In 2015, the network of Alliances françaises in Australia also joined the worldwide online French library Culturethèque to provide AF members with a free multimedia platform accessible from any PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone. Once registered, users are able to access thousands of resources for all ages and interests with just a few clicks!
NB: Culturethèque memberships are now granted upon becoming an AF member and are valid over the same period of time.
The following documents summarise the breakdown of units and lessons as it is implemented in the course offer at Alliance française de Canberra for the adults textbook series Alter Ego +, the teens textbook series Adosphère, and the children textbook series Les Loustics.