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 Term 1 Adult Classes: Lismore, Alstonville & Lennox Head

Term Dates Weekly Times
5 Feb - 9 Apr, 2018* Mon: 5.15 - 7.15pm Beginners Level 2 - Melissa Cancelled Alstonville: North Coast Community College
6 Feb - 3 Apr, 2018 Tues: 2 - 4pm
Absolute Beginners (New) - Aurelie
Lismore Airport: Crowther Room
Tues: 5.30 - 7.30pm Beginners Level 6 (Continuing) - Aurelie Lismore Airport: Crowther Room
7 Feb - 4 Apr, 2018 Wed: 2 - 4pm Absolute Beginners (New) - Jessica Lennox Head C. & C. Centre (Activity Room)
Wed: 5.30 - 7.30pm Beginners Level 10 (Continuing) - Jessica Lismore Airport: Crowther Room
Intermediate Level 2 (Continuing) - Aurelie 
Lismore City Library: Ground Floor
* NB: No class on Monday, 2nd April (Easter Monday).

Term 1 Children's Classes: Lennox Head

Term Dates Weekly Times Class   Venue
8 Feb - 5 Apr, 2018
Thurs:4.30 - 5.15pm
 Kids' French in Action: 7-9 year olds - Francoise Lennox Head C. & C. Centre (Children's Area)

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Further Information

If you are unsure of which class is best suited to your level of ability, you might find the "Course Prerequisites" section useful (find link further down this page). Alternatively, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone Anne (0481 355 773) for this or other enquiries regarding these classes. 

Cost - January Holiday Intensive Courses: 

Children's class: $85
Adults' Class: $100 (includes AFCDN annual membership)
Pay by Tuesday 9th January, 2018.

Cost - Term 1 classes: 

'Early Bird' rates: Pay by Thursday 25th January, 2018

Adult students:

   AFCDN Members: $220 ($240 if paying after 25th January)1 & 3
   Non-members: $230 ($250 if paying after 25th January1 & 3 

Kids' French in Action:

  • Child 5-6 years (4:00 -4:30pm): $75 ($85 if paying after 25th January)
  • Child 7-9 years (4:30-5:15pm): $110 ($120 if paying after 25th January)

Note 1: (New adult students only) In addition to the above fees:  
• $60 for textbook & workbook2
• $10 AF membership3 
Note 2:  Books can be purchased in app form for iPad or tablet. 
Note 3: Membership is compulsory for all adult students of the Alliance Française and needs to be renewed yearly (in January). Please contact us if you are unsure of your current membership status.

Private lessons available. For more information, please contact Anne (0481 355 773).


Course Prerequisites

Thinking of joining one of our courses?


Learning a new language at any stage of adulthood, old age included, is extremely good for improving and maintaining the memory generally.

"Because it requires intense focus, studying a new language turns on the control system for plasticity and keeps it in good shape for laying down sharp memories of all kinds. You will gradually sharpen everything up again, and that will be very highly benefical to you." 
    From "The Brain That Changes Itself" (Author: Merzenich)

Thank you for showing an interest in our courses.

Read on to see details of the prerequisites required for each of our various class levels.

Read more: Course Prerequisites

Past Students' Comments

005 Annick and her students "I have been studying French with AFCDN for two years. I really look forward to our Tuesday night class - it's a real highlight in my week! This is easily the most enjoyable and rewarding experience that I have had learning another language. The classes are small and can meet the needs of each student, and relaxed - each of us feels very comfortable 'testing out' our new language skills.
Our teacher is wonderful - fun, dynamic and able to use her extensive teaching experience, and French upbringing, to deepen our understanding of the French language and culture. I consider myself very lucky to have found a great teacher and class."

Read more: Past Students' Comments

Upcoming Events

AGM + Film: "Just to be Sure" (Ôtez-moi d'un Doute)
  Sat 3rd Mar/2018
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Peace Love and Crêpes at Clunes
  Sun 25th Mar/2018
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Mini French Film Festival
  Fri 25th - Mon 28th May/2018
    12:00 am - 12:00 am

Local Radio

French radio programmes

  • "French Connection" with Melissa
    Monday, 8-10pm on RiverFM 92.9