The Alliance Française Dublin
The award-winning Alliance Française Dublin (AFD) has over 50 years’ experience in teaching French and belongs to a world-wide network, the biggest in the world, established since 1883 to promote French language and culture in 133 countries. The AFD is a Registered Irish Charity ideally located in the heart of the city centre in a famous listed building overlooking Trinity College to welcome over 3600 different students, 9000 attendees and general public yearly.
The AFD was awarded the prestigious European Language Label by the European Commission in 2016 and won the Best Language School in Ireland award at the Education Awards 2018.
French Courses & Services for Minors
Our award-winning programmes for Toddlers and Children are available for every age, from 12 months to 12 years old, and levels, from complete beginners to bilingual, throughout the year: 16 week terms, one-off workshops, holiday camps, summer activities and more!
Teenagers aren’t left aside with French courses designed to complement classes attended at secondary school, one-off workshops, holiday camps, summer activities, debating competitions in French and, of course, specialised preparation for students in Junior & Leaving Certificates. In contrast to most institutes in Dublin, we take no more than 16 students per group to ensure the best learning experience for all.
All the classes are harmonised with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages so that children have the option of taking the exams of the DELF (Diplôme d’Études en Langue Française) Primaires & Juniors the official diploma valid for life and internationally recognised.
The AFD employs and trains the best native French teachers in Ireland, all qualified and experienced in classes with minors for which they are Garda-vetted. They focus on interests and topics relevant to the participants’ age while following the requirements of the syllabus.
The AFD is also a public place where the young ones can immerse themselves in the French language and culture whether it’s simply having a snack in our French café/restaurant La Cocotte or using the newly refurbished facilities of the French Library, a state-of-the-art, multiform space with physical and digital collections and a dedicated “Children's Corner”.
*New Courses: Spring Term 2019*
4 February– 8 June 2019
The award-winning A Petits Pas (APP) offers an innovative programme for toddlers and their parents which aims to enrich your child’s intellectual development and ability to be open to other languages and cultures, and to deepen the parent-child bond. Classes are limited to 8 children and divided into 4 different age groups: 12-24 months (APP1), 2 years (APP2), 3 years(APP3), 4 years (APP4), plus a bilingual groups (Mini Bilingues).
Through lively and stimulating activities, children of primary school age build up a broad and lasting knowledge of the French language. Classes closely follow children's development and abilities. Our teachers are all native French speakers and experienced in working with children. Our communicative approach ensures that every child is given ample opportunity to actually speak French. General French classes for every levels and bilingual courses are available.
These courses are designed as a compliment to classes attended at secondary school.
They provide a diversification and broadening of the language in an interactive way. Teachers focus on interests and topics relevant to the participants as well as the requirements of the syllabus.
The Alliance Française employs and trains thebest native French teachers in Ireland. In contrast to most Irish institutes we take no more than 15 students per group to ensure the best learning experience for all
*Mid-Term Holiday Programmes 2019*
Learn and play in French: Arts & crafts, songs, games, focusing on nature and plants to discover the magic of springtime! The classes will be led by qualified and child-friendly, Garda-vetted French-native teachers and take place both in our dedicated room and in the new Children's Corner of The French Library. All children are welcome, whatever their level of French!
Monday 18 to Friday 22 February – 1pm to 4pm (15 hours)
Junior Cert: €179 - Booking
Leaving Cert: €179 - Booking
Every year, the Alliance Française organises intensive courses for Junior & Leaving Cert students preparing to sit their French Oral examination. Its content is directly designed to meet the requirements of the certificates' syllabus and includes a mock exam!
Buy one camp and get 10% on the second one!
15-week term for toddlers, children and teenagers.
Through lively and stimulating activities, toddlers, children and teenagers build up a broad and lasting knowledge of the French language and culture.
Alliance Française teachers are all native French speakers and experienced in working with minors.
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French School Holiday Camps
The Alliance Française offers seasonal 1-day and 1-week programmes every Irish School Holiday of the year: Halloween, Christmas, Mid-Term and Easter.
These fun themed workshops are available from Junior Infants to teenagers in Junior & Senior Cycles.