Professional Development

The Alliance Française de Sydney offers a range of courses to meet your professional learning needs and contribute towards the maintenance of your teaching accreditation. Develop your skills and increase your confidence with online and onsite courses - and all to the benefit of students in your own classroom.

We offer immersive courses designed to enrich your pedagogy, as well as courses focussed on improving your language proficiency

Following recent changes to NESA accreditation procedures, all courses can be claimed as Teacher Elective PD unless stated otherwise.

 Language immersion, it's what we do

All of our courses are run in French, giving you the perfect opportunity to brush up and increase your confidence. 

 Entering your PD hours on eTAMS

Following NESA's overhaul of course accreditation, our courses can be used for Teacher Elective PD unless stated otherwise.

At the end of your course, send us an email with your teaching details and a completion certificate will be shared. 

Carnet de Vacances

Join us for our annual two-day teacher training event, Carnet de Vacances. In this course, proudly supported by NAFT, DoE and AIS, the Alliance Française de Sydney invites you to learn to incorporate effective strategies and technologies, overcome challenges facing languages teachers, source authentic resources and engage with colleagues to enrich your practice.

Thursday 7 July to Friday 8 July 

Enrich program, refine teaching strategies and boost your French

10-hour course

$18.00 per hour

Secondary teachers. Course run in French


Teachers learning French on-site for NESA professional development

Teachers on a French tour in Sydney for NESA professional development

Teacher Immersion Course

Together with NAFT, the Alliance Française de Sydney is offering a 4-day, Sydney-based French immersion course offering French language classes, hands-on workshops and excursions around the city in an exclusively French-speaking environment for teachers committed to improving fluency.

Tuesday 4 October to Friday 7 October

Be immersed in French language, deepen your cultural knowledge, learn teaching strategies

22-hour course

$35.20 per hour

All teachers. Course run in French


Short Courses

Strengthen and deepen your understanding of the fundamentals of teaching French as a foreign language with this series of four-hour short courses. From the specialised teaching of French to children, understanding how to teach French phonetics and pronunciation, to increasing linguistic awareness and more, these short courses offer comprehensive learning opportunities for teachers of all contexts.

Intensive course offering knowledge and skills tailored to your students' needs

4-hour course

$44.75 per hour

All teachers. Course run in French

Perfecting French Accents

A comprehensive grounding in the teaching of French phonetics and pronunciation to learners of French as a Foreign Language. Learn pedagogical strategies and games for supporting students' sensibility to and recognition of phonemes.


French Made Fun for Kids | NESA Accredited PD

Wednesday 20 April 2021, 10:00am to 3:30pm

Make the most of limited class time and engage your younger learners with a French experience they will always remember. Fine-tune your repertoire of activities and resources to more effectively excite the interests and motivations of students up to 14 years, and optimise their knowledge retention, as you network with other passionate and specialised teachers.

Course fee includes lunch, 12:00-1:30pm.
Completing French made fun for kids will contribute 4 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and assessment of NSW Curriculum/Early Years Learning Framework addressing standard descriptors 1.2.2, 2.2.2, 3.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
Adult students learning French on-site for NESA professional development

Become a member

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