Relish in Bespoke Activities at ‘Maison de la Francophonie’ Cultural and Leisure Center at the Brand-New Alliance Française Abu Dhabi Campus

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, November 15, 2020: Enjoy bespoke activities at Alliance Française Abu Dhabi’s ‘Maison de la Francophonie’ Cultural and Leisure Center as Alliance Française is hosting a spectacular line up of fun things to do for kids and adults!

About Alliance Française Abu Dhabi :

The Alliance Française Abu Dhabi is an association opened to culture and civilizations, with a presence in five continents. It is the largest linguistic and cultural multinational in the world, the mission of which is to open up the borders of French language and Francophone culture, with respect for the diversity of local cultures.

The Alliance Française of Abu Dhabi started its activity in 1974. It is presided over by Mr. Sultan Al Hajji and his board of directors is made up of individuals working on a voluntary basis.

The director of the Alliance Française is responsible for applying the major strategic lines of action defined by the board.
The Alliance Française of Abu Dhabi and its subsidiary of Al Ain, operate as an association, with the French Embassy maintaining responsibility.

The Alliance Française Foundation was created in 2007 to coordinate and support the action of establishments operating under the heading “Alliance Française”.

It is also the moral and legal reference of the network of alliances, advising them where necessary and supporting them in training their staff. Please visit: www.fondation-alliancefr.org

The first mission of the foundation is to contribute towards increasing Francophone’s intellectual and moral influence by developing use of the French language and favouring exchanges between Francophone cultures and others.

The Alliance Française Foundation is the primary partner of cultural French diplomacy. It completes and extends the actions of public cultural centres. In the context of the foreign cultural policy reform, initiated by Bernard Kouchner, a partnership agreement was ratified on 1 October 2010 which will enable shared actions between the Ministry and the network to be intensified.

The network has a presence in 136 countries with 832 Alliances Françaises and welcomes nearly 500,000 students throughout the world.

MUSIC COURSES FOR KIDS AND ADULTS 

Explore the fundamentals of your favourite musical instruments including Guitar, Drums, Ukulele and Piano with certified and experienced music instructors backed up by a rich source of teaching experience in a private class for kids aged 6 years above and adults. 

DATES: 
Ongoing session – Until 28th November 2020
Next Session – 5th December, 2020

PRICES:

30-minute class – 130 AED
60-minute class – 260 AED
Annual Fee – 150 AED

Further learn the practices and possibilities of music from AED 75 per hour in a group Music Theory class every Sunday at the campus. 

DATE: Every Sunday

PRICE:

75 AED per hour for children
100 AED per 1hour and 30mins for adults

ART COURSES FOR KIDS AND ADULTS

Youngsters and grown-ups can channel their inner creativity as Alliance Francaise’s creative outlet opens group classes for Painting, Ceramics, Design & Drawing. 

Aspiring artists may still register for this term as classes are ongoing until December 12.

DATES: 
Ongoing session – Until 12th December 2020
Next Session – 3rd January, 2021

PRICES:

Adults – 400 AED per hour
Children – 250 AED per hour
Annual Fee – 150 AED

It doesn’t end there! In January 2021, Alliance Française is set to open new music courses with violin, oud, qanun and more. Singing lessons and choir creation will be available for both adults and children, too. 

For the little ones, ladies and gentlemen who desire to dance into the groove and discover their acting skills – may enroll at the upcoming Dance and Acting classes in January 2021. 

FRENCH CLASSES

Explore the French language and Culture at the brand-new premise of Alliance Française with added amenities for students of all ages to enjoy. Presented by educators with qualifications in higher education and expertise in teaching French as a foreign language – kids, teens, and adults will enjoy the curated Francophone experience. 

DATES:  French Classes – twice a week or once a week every Saturday

TIMINGS:
Weekdays – 
5 PM – 6:30 PM for Kids
7 PM – 8:30 PM for Adults

Saturday – 
10 AM – 1 PM
2 PM – 5 PM

Group classes package is available with 24 hours of total classes for adults and 18 hours for kids. 

DELF PRIM & DELF DALF CERTIFICATIONS

Assess your level in French with Alliance Française’s exam preparation for DELF Prim, first diploma for children and DELF DALF, diploma for adults which are awarded by the French Ministry of Education for proficiency in French as a Foreign Language, TEF, TCF Quebec to assess level for immigration to Canada, Quebec or to obtain French naturalization.

ARABIC & ENGLISH CLASSES FOR FRENCH SPEAKERS

For only AED 1769, native French speakers may boost their language skills as Alliance Française offers Arabic and English courses with a total of 21-hour group class package. 

PRICE: AED 1769, 21-hours total class – Group Package

OPENING OF THE FRENCH BOOKSTORE

Book lovers of all ages rejoice as a new French Bookstore in Alliance Française is set to open its doors on 22nd November. Offering a wide variety of book genre from novels, school textbooks to comics, the bookstore is expected to be the perfect go-to place for all the bookworms.  Education and fun board games are available too! 

STORE TIMINGS: 10 AM – 8 PM, Saturday to Thursday

OPENING DATE: 22nd November, 2020

FRENCH WINTER CAMP

Winter is coming! And this year, immerse in the magic of the Holiday season as Alliance Française will bring your kids to a winter experience like no other at the fun winter camp. 

Discover the traditions of snow-covered countries while learning the French language at the brand-new Alliance Française campus from rates starting at AED 1150. 

TIME: 

9 AM – 3 PM, Sunday to Thursday

DATES:

13th December – 17th December 2020
20th December – 24th December 2020
27th December – 31st December 2020

PRICES:

1 week – AED 1150
2 weeks – AED 2070
3 weeks – AED 2932.50

Note: Lunch & Snack are not included.
Discounts available for Alliance Francaise members and for 2nd child enrolling the camp.

For more information and registration, visit www.afabudhabi.org or call 02 612 2900, 02 612 2999 or email info@afabudhabi.org

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