French Culture Workshops

Our dynamic workshops reinforce core language skills whilst encouraging students to gain a passion for French.

COURSE DETAILS

Prices: 

  • Option 1: $32 per student (inclusive of GST)
  • Option 2: $35 per student (croissant and hot chocolate, other hot drink also available upon request)
  • Option 3: $42 per student (including a french lunch and a hot/soft drink or a glass of 100% juice)
 

Level: Year 7 to 12

CORE WORKSHOPS
Scheduled throughout the year from March to November:

French Cultural workshops

+ Découverte Culturelle  

These workshops aims to break down the stereotypes about France and discover its culture in a new light: no more ‘baguettes’ under the arm and ‘bérets’. In these workshops, participants will gain a greater awareness of the daily life in France through everyday situations, and more importantly, how to understand French customs and traditions.

Découverte Culturelle (PART 1): The students will explore the geography of France through regional food specialties. They will also learn how to avoid some of the more common faux pas by learning useful tips and proper greeting etiquette in high school, not to forget, where to go shopping as well as France top music hits.

Découverte Culturelle (PART 2):  Activities in this workshop will be similar to the first one, but a slightly faster pace and with different topics. Students will focus the definition of French culture by understanding the foundation of the language and symbols of the country. This workshop will mainly aim on: French gastronomy, life in a chateau, a typical school day and lastly, some of the greatest French songs of all-time.

WORKSHOP DETAILS

Prices:

  • Option 1: $32 per student (inclusive of GST)
  • Option 2: $35 per student (croissant and hot chocolate, other hot drink also available upon request)
  • Option 3: $42 per student (including a french lunch and a hot/soft drink or a glass of 100% juice)


Location: CBD

Level: Years 8 - 12

SESSION DATES 2018

Date on demand

SESSION TIMES

10am - 12pm (Flexible)

ENROLMENT

Click here to download the registration form for this workshop: Atelier-Decouverte-Culturelle_2018.doc (876.5 KB)

This workshop aims to break down the stereotypes about France and discover its culture in a new light: no more ‘baguettes’ under the arm and‘bérets’. Let’s go on a six step journey in the heart of France and get familiar with its customs and regions through its gastronomy,geography, history, cinema, music and museums.

WORKSHOP DETAILS

Prices:

  • Option 1: $32 per student (inclusive of GST)
  • Option 2: $35 per student (croissant and hot chocolate, other hot drink also available upon request)
  • Option 3: $42 per student (including a french lunch and a hot/soft drink or a glass of 100% juice)

Location: CBD

Level: Years 8 - 12

SESSION DATES 2018

Date on demand

SESSION TIMES

10am - 12pm (Flexible)

ENROLMENT

Click here to download the registration form for this workshop: Atelier-Decouverte-Culturelle_2018.doc (876.5 KB)

+Le Français dans le monde

The French language can be found all around the world.
The “Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie" is the institution in charge of promoting its diversity, literature, diplomatic impact andteaching methods.
Although all French speaking countries have a language in common, some traditions, accents and idioms change from one culture toanother. Do the students know the Quebecois accent? The African mottos ? Discover them in our Francophonie workshop!

WORKSHOP DETAILS

Prices:

  • Option 1: $32 per student (inclusive of GST)
  • Option 2: $35 per student (croissant and hot chocolate, other hot drink also available upon request)
  • Option 3: $42 per student (including a french lunch and a hot/soft drink or a glass of 100% juice)
Location: CBD

Level: Years 9 - 12

SESSION DATES 2018

Date on demand

SESSION TIMES

10am - 12pm (Flexible)

ENROLMENT

Click here to download a registration form for this workshop: Atelier-Francais-dans-le-Monde_2018.doc (877.5 KB)

+Révolution Française

The ‘French Revolution‘ workshop is an immersion into the heart of French History and the 14th of July traditions.
Students will discover our national history through the revolutionary songs, the Human Rights Declaration, the Cahiers de Doléance and the Frenchtraditions.

WORKSHOP DETAILS

Prices:

  • Option 1: $32 per student (inclusive of GST)
  • Option 2: $35 per student (croissant and hot chocolate, other hot drink also available upon request)
  • Option 3: $42 per student (including a french lunch and a hot/soft drink or a glass of 100% juice)
Location: CBD

Level: Years 9 - 12

SESSION DATES 2018

Dates on demand

SESSION TIMES

10am - 12pm (Flexible)

ENROLMENT

Click here to download the registration form for this workshop:Atelier-Revolution-Française_2018.doc (870.5 KB)

+Noël Sous la Neige

No need to take your class to Europe or Canada if you want to experience a white Christmas!
This workshop enables students to practise their French while imagining Christmas as experienced in the Northern Hemisphere. This 2 hour workshopincludes a whirlwind tour of Alsace, Provence and Quebec, permitting students to discover typical "marchés de Noël" (Christmas markets),the 13 Provençal Christmas desserts, a zany Quebecois Christmas song and more.
Our native French-speaking teachers will share their traditionalChristmases with you. Students experience first hand French traditions and cultural differences. The workshop also incorporates decoration and games usingour interactive whiteboards to enhance speaking and reading-comprehension skills. The workshop is made up of 4 core activities:

An overview of Christmas in France and Europe
This presentation compares and contrasts diverse Christmas customs, exploring Alsacien Christmas traditions such as the famous "GrandMarché de Noël de Strasbourg“ (Strasbourg Christmas market) and the "couronne de l'avent“ (Advent wreath), as well asProvençal traditions including "le gros souper“ (“big supper”).

Provençal Christmas traditions, "Lettres au père Noël" (“Letters to Santa Claus”)
Guessing game, and a Quebecois song/video clip

WORKSHOP DETAILS

Prices:

  • Option 1: $32 per student (inclusive of GST)
  • Option 2: $35 per student (croissant and hot chocolate, other hot drink also available upon request)
  • Option 3: $42 per student (including a french lunch and a hot/soft drink or a glass of 100% juice)

Location: CBD

Level: Years 9 -10

SESSION DATES 2018

Date on demand

SESSION TIMES

10am - 12pm (Flexible)

ENROLMENT

Click here to download the registration form for this workshop:Atelier-Noel-Sous-la-Neige_2018.doc (879.0 KB)

Workshops for exam preparation

+ Préparation aux examens du DELF Junior

This 2-hour workshop will help your students prepare for the DELF Exams focusing specifically on speaking and writing. By choosing this workshop you willunable your students to: 

  • Develop an understanding of the exam format
  • Develop effective strategies for the speaking and the writing parts of the exam
  • Gain confidence to take the exams in the best conditions

Content : Exam preparation - level A2 to B1

Sessions : All year long

Duration : 2 hours

Place: CBD

Prices: 

  • Option 1: $32 per student (inclusive of GST)
  • Option 2: $35 per student (croissant and hot chocolate, other hot drink also available upon request)
  • Option 3: $42 per student (including a french lunch and a hot/soft drink or a glass of 100% juice)

Click here to download the registration form for this workshop: Atelier-Preparation-Delf_2018.doc (883.5 KB)

+ Pratique de l'oral pour le HSC

Do your students find the HSC stressful? 
We can help them with our HSC preparation workshop!
FIRST PART : a giant vocabulary brainstorm about all the exam’s topics.
SECOND PART: improve fluency & idioms to speak like a native French person
THIRD PART : immersion in the HSC with a funny Q&A based on the Board of Studies syllabus.

WORKSHOP DETAILS

Prices:

  • Option 1: $32 per student (inclusive of GST)
  • Option 2: $35 per student (croissant and hot chocolate, other hot drink also available upon request)
  • Option 3: $42 per student (including a french lunch and a hot/soft drink or a glass of 100% juice)

Location: CBD

Level: Years 11 - 12 (French Beginners or French Continuers).

SESSION DATES 2018

Date on demand

SESSION TIMES

10am - 12pm (Flexible)

ENROLMENT

Click here to download the registration form for this workshop: Atelier-Pratique-de-l'oral-HSC_2018.doc (880.5 KB)

Workshops to improve speaking skills

+Théâtre

Bring your class to life with a larger-than-life theater workshop.

For students in classes that need new stimulus to speak up, or for those that already have plenty of dramatic flair, theatre exercises give students afresh perspective on speaking French.

The theatre workshop is designed to teach the students about how to warm-up, control their breathing, give their voice clarity and extent as well as how tomove on stage. Students will develop their creativity and imagination through individual and group activities.

Using characters, emotions and imagined situations to prompt impassioned and freed use of French, the workshops will improve fluency and confidence.

WORKSHOP DETAILS

Prices:

  • Option 1: $32 per student (inclusive of GST)
  • Option 2: $35 per student (croissant and hot chocolate, other hot drink also available upon request)
  • Option 3: $42 per student (including a french lunch and a hot/soft drink or a glass of 100% juice)
Location: CBD

Level: Years 8 -12

SESSION DATES 2018

Dates on demand

SESSION TIMES

10am - 12am (Flexible)

ENROLMENT

Click here to download the registration form for this workshop: Atelier-Theatre_2018.doc (876.5 KB)

+Prononciation

This workshop will help your students overcome pronunciation problems through games, language activities and songs.

The Prononciation workshop 1 is a fun introduction to phonetics, suitable for Years 7 - 8 students. Activities focus on Frenchnasal sounds (e.g. raisin, pain, gant, etc.) through games, songs, rhymes, tongue-twisters and a song "Chanson à trous".

The Prononciation workshop 2 is suitable for second-time visitors to the Alliance Française and for students in Years 9 ,10 & 11wishing to improve their pronunciation, particularly "semi -vowels" (ouille, oeil, ail etc.) Activities refine certain pronunciationsthat are usually difficult for English speakers of French, helping students to distinguish the sounds through audio games and puzzles.

WORKSHOP DETAILS

Prices:

  • Option 1: $32 per student (inclusive of GST)
  • Option 2: $35 per student (croissant and hot chocolate, other hot drink also available upon request)
  • Option 3: $42 per student (including a french lunch and a hot/soft drink or a glass of 100% juice)

Location: CBD

Level: Years 7 -11

SESSION DATES 2018

Date on demand

SESSION TIMES

10am - 12pm (Flexible)

ENROLMENT

Click here to download the registration form for this workshop:Atelier-Prononciation_2018.doc (874.0 KB)

UNVEIL THE MYSTERIES

This new format of workshop will give your students the opportunity to discover more abour French history. During the first part, they will learn more about Versailles or the First World War through games, videos and quizzes!

In the second part, your students will have to pool their efforts to solve a mysterious case.

Versailles

The Versailles workshop was designed to help your students know more about the Versailles castle and one of the most illustrious kings of FrenchHistory, the King Louis XIV. Unveil the mysteries of the century and learn some fun facts. For instance, did you know that Louis XIV invented the lift?

In the second part, gather evidence to find who is the ghost hiding in the King’s room.

WORKSHOP DETAILS

Prices:

  • Option 1: $32 per student (inclusive of GST)
  • Option 2: $35 per student (croissant and hot chocolate, other hot drink also available upon request)
  • Option 3: $42 per student (including a french lunch and a hot/soft drink or a glass of 100% juice)

Location: CBD

Level: Years 8-12

SESSION DATES 2018

Dates on demand

SESSION TIMES

10am - 12pm (Flexible)

ENROLMENT

Click here to download the registration form for this workshop: Elémentaire-Mon-Cher-Versailles-2018.docx (142.4 KB)

La Première Guerre Mondiale

Discover the first World War, its causes, most famous battles and the involvement of the Anzacs. Through this dynamic workshop, students will learn everything about the soldiers’ way of living in the trenches and the renowned ‘poilus’.

Students will also go through the family letters and gather clues to reveal the unknown soldier’s identity.

WORKSHOP DETAILS

Prices:

  • Option 1: $32 per student (inclusive of GST)
  • Option 2: $35 per student (croissant and hot chocolate, other hot drink also available upon request)
  • Option 3: $42 per student (including a french lunch and a hot/soft drink or a glass of 100% juice)

Location: CBD

Level: Years 8-12

SESSION DATES 2018

Dates on demand

SESSION TIMES

10am - 12pm (Flexible)

ENROLMENT

Click here to download the registration form for this workshop: Elémentaire-Mon-Cher-Première-Guerre-Mondiale-2018.docx (141.8 KB)

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