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Nominate now for 2018 AF Dunedin Committee – deadline Mon 13th Nov

  • Are you passionate about the French language and culture?
  • Do you have skills you’d like to share?
  • Would you like to be part of a dynamic and enthusiastic committee?
  • Do you want to play a more active role at the Alliance Française?


THEN
WE NEED YOU (you don’t need to be French speaking to be part of the Committee)

With many of our current committee members leaving due to personal commitments and new overseas adventures, we are looking for new committee nominees at our upcoming AGM. For more information please contact Audrey Santana: 021 189 0537 / info@afdunedin.org.nz

Nominations due Monday 13th November 2017

Download Nomination Form – AGM Nomination form 2017

Alliance Francaise Dunedin Lunch at Technique Restaurant

Friday 27 October, 12pm, Harbour Terrace
(next to Hockey Fields)

Come enjoy a delicious meal whilst practising your french.
Places are limited so get in quick.
Please RSVP: info@afdunedin.org.nz  / Audrey 021 189 0537

Cookery Level 4 Students’ Lunch Menu – “Around the World in One Sitting”

Three courses – $15.00

 Starters – $6.00

  • Golabaki (cabbage rolls stuffed with pork, beef and rice cooked in tomato soup)
  • Hungarian red bean soup with fresh bread -V
  • Pulled pork taquitos with chipotle ranch dipping sauce

  Mains – $10.00

  • Deep fried ravioli with a fresh tomato sauce and baby spinach salad -V
  • Chicken and chorizo paella with broad beans, snake beans and Jerusalem artichokes -V option available
  • Thai chicken coconut and eggplant curry with steamed rice

 Desserts – $5.00

  • Pavlova with yellow jack fruit ice cream and a web of spun sugar
  • Baklava, raspberry coulis and pistachio ice cream
  • Pecan and walnut butter tart with salted caramel sauce

 

 

Technique Training Restaurant

DELF / DALF French Exams Preparation Sessions – REGISTER NOW

The DELF (Diplôme d’études en langue française) and DALF (Diplôme approfondi de langue française) are diplomas awarded by the French Ministry of Education to prove the French-language skills of non-French candidates. If you are interested in sitting the DELF/DALF exams on Saturday 28th October 2017, then you will benefit from attending the following Exam Preparation Sessions:

Session 1 (S1) Expression écrite (Writing) Monday 16 October 6-8pm Venue to be confirmed $50
Session 2 (S2) Expression orale (Speaking) Saturday 21 October 2-4pm Venue to be confirmed $50
Session 3 (S3) General Monday 23 October 6-8pm Venue to be confirmed $50

It is not compulsory but strongly recommended that you attend all three sessions in order to achieve the greatest success in your exams.

For an enrolment form click DELF Preparation Session – Enrolment Form, or for more information please contact Marine Brianne:
briannemarine@gmail.com / 021 130 9484 or info@afdunedin.org.nz

Enrolement Form for the DELF Exam itself on October, 28th:  DELF Application Form

ALL LEVELS WELCOME!

Alliance Française French Classes – Term 4 – ENROL NOW!

Registrations are now open for all Alliance Française Term 4 French classes.

Did you know research shows that learning a foreign language can lead to better critical thinking skills, improved problem solving skills as well as greater memory, mental flexibility and increased cultural awareness.

We have classes for all levels and age groups.

Check out our website http://www.afdunedin.org.nz/courses/ for more details or email: info@afdunedin.org.nz or call David Moir: 03 487 9776 / 027 689 5051

Note: Adult evening classes start week beginning 8th October / All other classes resume week beginning the 16th October.

 

DELF / DALF French Exams Information Night

Monday 18th September, 6-8pm
Alliance Française Dunedin, 15 Bond Street (Top Floor)

Have you ever wanted to get an official French Qualification for your French language skills?

We can help!
Come to our free information evening about our upcoming exams:

  • DELF tout Public – (for adults) Levels A1-B2
  • DALF – ( for adults) Levels C1 -C2

The DELF (Diplôme d’études en langue française) and DALF (Diplôme approfondi de langue française) are diplomas awarded by the French Ministry of Education to prove the French-language skills of non-French candidates.

Let us know you are coming on our FB Event or email info@afdunedin.org.nz

EVERYONE WELCOME!

Lunch at Technique Restaurant / Dejeuner au Restaurant Technique

Friday 22 September / vendredi 22 septembre, 12pm, Harbour Terrace (next to Hockey Fields)

Come enjoy a delicious meal whilst practising your french.
Places are limited and filling up fast.
Please RSVP: info@afdunedin.org.nz  / Audrey 021 189 0537

Cookery Level 3 Students’ Lunch Menu – ”Cosy Comfort”

Three courses – $15.00

Starters – $6.00
Cream of mushroom soup with croutons served with a fresh bread roll – V
or
Marinated chicken wings accompanied by a brown rice salad – DF
or
Freshly made bread with a selection of dips – V, CN

Mains – $10.00
Braised beef with potato gnocchi and glazed vegetables
or
Battered fish served with French fries and salad
or
Mushroom risotto served with peas and parmesan– can be ordered V

Desserts – $5.00
Chocolate cream pie with ice cream and whipped cream
or
Apricot beignet (French donut) served with sauce anglaise

V – vegetarian / CN – contains nuts /   DF – dairy free

Technique Training Restaurant

Lunch at Technique Restaurant / Dejeuner au Restaurant Technique

Thursday 24 August, 12pm, Harbour Terrace (next to Hockey Fields)

Come enjoy a delicious meal whilst practising your french.
Please RSVP: info@afdunedin.org.nz (places are limited)

Menu:
Cookery Level 4 Students’ Lunch Menu – “Nothing Goes Wasted”

Three courses – $15.00

Starters – $6.00
  • Rotational soup served with gluten free ciabatta bread, rosemary oil and coconut cream foam -(V)
    or
  • Pork head dumplings with a soy and chili dipping sauce
    or
  • Antipasto platter – a selection of pickled and roasted vegetables, selected meats, pesto and gluten free ciabatta bread
Mains – $10.00
  •  Cauliflower fritter with roasted rosemary pumpkin and feta, steamed Brussel sprout leaves drizzled with a balsamic reduction – (V)
    or
  • Pan seared beef skirt with a bone marrow butter, beef jus, pumpkin and kumara mash and sautéed chili Brussel sprout hearts
    or
  • Grilled sugar coated fish fillets, steamed fish balls served with jasmine rice, Thai dipping sauce and steamed green beans
  Desserts – $5.00
  •  Deconsructed ginger crumble with rhubarb compote, rhubarb ice cream and candied ginger
    or
  • White chocolate meringue in a chocolate tart with mint ganache

All menus subject to change

Technique Training Restaurant

Alliance Française French Classes – Term 3 – Enrol NOW!

Registrations are now open for all Alliance Française Term 3 French classes.

Did you know research shows that learning a foreign language can lead to better critical thinking skills, improved problem solving skills as well as greater memory, mental flexibility and increased cultural awareness.

So why not enrol now – we provide classes for all ages (from preschool to adults) and all levels of French (beginners to advanced and bilingual classes for kids).

Check out our website http://www.afdunedin.org.nz/courses/ for more details or email: info@afdunedin.org.nz or call David Moir: 03 487 9776 / 027 689 5051

 

Reminder: Café Scientifique – Thursday 29 June, 6pm

“ Brain and Sex: How and Why are Men and Women Sexually Different?”

 

Come enjoy tea/coffee and a stimulating talk by Dr Elodie Desroziers, Postdoctoral Fellow . Department of Physiology, University of Otago

  • Why are women and men so different physically but also behaviorally?
  • How and why is the brain sexually differentiated?

Over a 40min presentation, Elodie will try to answer these questions by taking example of the control  of fertility and sexual behavior by the brain.

Presentation will be in English but Q&A session can also take place in French. Feel free to bring some snack food.

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