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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?

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 /

Nominations due Monday 13th November 2017

Download Nomination Form – AGM Nomination form 2017

Public Notice of Annual General Meeting & Beaujolais Nouveau


 Public Notice for Annual General Meeting & Beaujolais Nouveau 2017

Thursday 16 November at 6:30pm
(AGM start 7pm) at 15 Bond Street

Come be the first to taste this year’s Beaujolais Nouveau. First glass for members is FREE.  Gold coin donation for non-members or subsequent glasses.

This will be followed by our Annual General Meeting. Please send your nominations for:


  • President
  • Vice-president
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer

Committee Members:

  • up to 7 members

Nominations must be in the hands of the Secretary by Monday 13 November 5pm with the names of 2 nominators (who must be members of the Alliance Francaise Dunedin) and the assent of the nominee.

Nomination forms will be available soon in a reminder or from the Secretary: Audrey Santana E-mail: / 021 189 0537

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:  / 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

AF Events Coming Up

October dates / Octobre en bref

7: French Breakfast / Petit Déjeuner, Croissant + (unlimited) Coffee for $5. or bring something to share & $2 croissants available. 10.30am-12.30pm
12: Crêpes Night/ Soirée crêpes. $3/$5. 6-8pm
14: AF at Vogel Street Party.  3-5pm
21: French Breakfast / Petit Déjeuner, Croissant + (unlimited) Coffee for $5. or bring something to share & $2 croissants available. 10.30am-12.30pm
27: Lunch at Technique restaurant. 12-1pm. Please RSVP!
28: DELF/DALF Exams
Note: Belgian Night! Soirée belge! Postponed till November 4th

All events are at 15 Bond street, unless stated otherwise.
Details on FB Events.

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: / 021 130 9484 or

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


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 for more details or email: 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.


Alliance Francaise Dunedin Needs YOU!

Alliance Francaise Dunedin needs YOU! The AF Committee is seeking new members for the 2018 year (AGM held in November). If you enjoy participating in AF activities, why not join our energetic and efficient group of committee members? Being bilingual is not required. If you would like to be part of a dynamic team, please write to or talk to one of our committee members.
L’Alliance Française de Dunedin a besoin de VOUS! Le comité cherche de nouveaux membres pour l’année 2018 (l’assemblée générale annuelle ayant lieu en Novembre). Si vous aimez participer aux activités de l’AF, pourquoi ne pas devenir membre d’un groupe dynamique et efficace? Etre bilingue n’est pas requis. Envoyez un email à Diana ou parlez à un des nos membres du comité.

AF Dunedin at the Vogel Street Party

We’re very excited that our application to take part in the Vogel Street Party celebrations on Saturday, October 14th has been accepted :-). We hope to see many of you there between 3 and 5pm!

We will be offering FREE pop-up French classes and entertain you with French Cancan!

If you can help us with the pop-up French classes, or if you’d like to help on the day just talking to people about what we do, or dancing the cancan with us, contact us at For the Cancan, we are on the lookout for suitable long skirts, let us know if you have some!

Use our FB Event to say you are coming and to Promote it!




France-Aotearoa Science, Technology and !nnovation (FAST!) Society Inc. 
invites you to an
Inaugural and Strategy Workshop

What is FAST! ?

FAST! is a newly not-for-profit New Zealand Incorporated Society. The purpose of FASTis to foster France-New Zealand scientific collaboration, stimulate communication, and enhance the exchange of technology and innovation between the two countries.

Inaugural and Strategy Workshop 

Fri 24 Nov, 2017
Victoria University of Wellington

Deadline to register: Fri 17 Nov, 2017
Register by filling up this form:

You are warmly invited to attend the official launch ofFAST!. This one-day workshop will develop a strategy so that FASTcan play a pivotal role in expanding the collaboration in Science and Technology between the two countries. The day will include keynote addresses, poster sessions from successful past and present collaborative projects, and will conclude with FAST!‘s first Annual General Meeting.
Workshop is free and in English.
Stay connected with FAST on LinkedInTwitter, and by emails.
FASTwelcomes all people engaged in Science, Technology and Innovation, from post-graduate students to senior scientists, engineers and managers, in France and in New Zealand.

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