Learn French

Term 3, 2017 - Enquiries welcome

Note: Term 2 classes will run up until (and including) the week starting Monday 24th June.

Lismore Classes

Weekly Times
Term Dates
Tuesdays: 5.30 - 7.30pm
25 July - 19 Sept, 2017
Beginners Level 4 (Continuing) - Aurelie
Lismore Airport
Wednesdays: 2.00 - 4.00pm
26 July - 20 Sept, 2017
Absolute Beginners (New) - Aurelie
Lismore City Library
Wednesdays: 5.30 - 7.30pm
26 July - 20 Sept, 2017
Beginners Level 8 (Continuing) - Jessica*
Lismore Airport
Elementary Level 10 (Continuing) - Aurelie 
Lismore City Library
* NB: Students in this class will be required to purchase the next level textbooks, i.e., Alter Ego Plus A2.

Lennox Head Class (Children)

Weekly Times Term Dates Class   Venue
4.00pm - 5.00pm
27 July - 21 Sept, 2017
Kids' French in Action: 5-8 year olds: 
Lennox Head C. & C. Centre
(Children's Space)

Janine Wright Sharon Christian annicks class best

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. 


'Early Bird' rates: Pay by Thursday 13th July, 2017 

Adult students:
   AFCDN Members: $220 ($240 if paying after 13th July)1 & 3
   Non-members: $230 ($250 if paying after 13th July1 & 3 

Kids' French in Action:
◦ 1 child: $125 ($135 if paying after 13th July); 2 children: $240 ($260 if paying after 13th July)

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. No textbooks or workbooks required for Conversation groups.
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 in Lismore & Casino.  For more information, please contact Anne (0481 355 773).

Future 2017 Term Dates:
Term 4:
Commences the week of Monday, 9th October
Finishes the week of Monday, 4th December

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

French Film Festival at Ballina
  Fri 25th - Sun 27th Aug/2017
    12:00 am - 12:00 am

French Conversation at Miss Lizzie's, Lismore
  Thu 31st Aug/2017
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Petit Déjeuner at Lismore
  Sat 23rd Sep/2017
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Local Radio

French radio programmes

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