Holiday Workshops for Adults

Want to keep up with your French over the break between teaching terms, or just looking for something a little different? Look no further! Alliance Française de Brisbane offers themed and revision workshops for all levels. Take yourself on l'aventure française!

Explore the workshops currently on offer for adults below. For kids and teens holiday workshops, click here.

Winter Holiday Workshops

Enrol before Monday 17th June 2024 at midnight to benefit from our 5% early bird discount! Members get 10% off!


French for Travel - A1

Get holiday-ready with this focussed course designed to prepare you to travel around the Francophone world with confidence. 

In this fantastique crash course for beginners, we will help you order a croissant without flinching, ask for directions with poise, enjoy friendly encounters with locals and much more!

This class is suitable for beginners. No prior knowledge of French is required.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday

2 to 5 July - 10am to 12pm

$225

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Elementary 1

So you’ve decided you’d like to learn French. You’re an absolute beginner, and don’t know where to start. Elementary 1 is the course for you!

This course serves as a bienvenue to the French language. Throughout this course, you will discover the beauty of the French language, and cover the basics, such as introducing yourself and others (Bonjour, je m’appelle Jean), spelling and counting (un, deux, trois…), and general greetings and politeness (Salut, s’il vous plait, merci beaucoup). 

Mon 24 June to Fri 05 July

6pm - 8pm

$455

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Où est la boulangerie? - A1

"Où est la boulangerie? Comment on y va?" Learn or review how to ask for directions and identify key locations in a city, such as the post office, train station, or bakery.

This class will equip you with the tools to confidently approach locals during your travels in francophone countries.

Suitable for students of the Elementary (A1) level.

Thu 04 July

10am - 12pm

$50

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Be wise and Revise - Elementary 4

Revise the grammar and vocabulary of the Elementary 4 level while honing your listening and speaking skills.

This workshop will focus on the tenses covered in Elementary 4: passé composé, passé récent, futur proche and futur simple, ensuring you're poised to start Session 3 with confidence!

Suitable for students who have an Elementary 4 level or higher.

Mon 01 July

6pm - 8:30pm

$65

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Be wise and revise - Y and EN - A2

Mastering the French pronouns 'y' and 'en' is essential to understand French conversations and texts.

But what is the difference between them? How do you use them correctly? This workshop will help you clear up all confusions related to these tricky pronouns.

Suitable for students of the Upper Elementary (A2) level.

Wed 03 July

10am - 12pm

$50

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Be wise and revise - COD and COI - A2

Do you know the difference between 'le rappeler' (COD) and 'lui rappeler' (COI)? Where do you place the COD and the COI in a sentence? And is it really necessary to know what they are? 

This workshop will help you clear up all confusions related to this tricky grammar point.

Suitable for students of the Upper Elementary (A2) and beginning of Intermediate (B1) levels.

Tue 25 June

6pm - 8:30pm

$65

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Be wise and Revise - Comparatives

Do you want to speak French mieux? (or is it meilleur...?). When should you use de or que when comparing two things?

Clear up any confusion great or small in this workshop all about comparatives.

Suitable for students from Upper Elementary (A2) and onwards.

Tue 02 July

6pm - 8pm

$50

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Be wise and Revise - Temps du passé

Do you know what is the best tense to describe what you did last week? Come and find out in this workshop!

You will revise the best uses of the passé composé, imparfait and plus-que-parfait

Suitable for students from Upper Elementary (A2) and onwards.

Wed 03 & Thu 04 July

6pm - 8pm

$100

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French songs and Conversation - A2/B1

Explore the rich world of French music while enhancing your language skills. You can expect lyrics analysis, cultural insights, and engaging conversations. 

We'll delve into vocabulary, idiomatic expressions, and wordplay. We'll uncover the stories behind various songs, discuss historical events and artists, and interpret song themes—all in French.

Suitable for students of the Upper Elementary (A2) and Intermediate (B1) levels.

Wed 26 June & 03 July

6pm - 8pm

$100

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Be wise and Revise - Subjonctive Present A2/B1

Are you scared when your teacher mentions the subjunctive? Fear no more!

Join this workshop focussing on subjonctif présent and learn to tame the beast!

Suitable for students of the Upper Elementary (A2) and Intermediate (B1) levels.

Wed 03 July

6pm - 8pm

$50

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Be wise and Revise - Pronoms relatifs - A2/B1

If you want to get your meaning across in French, using the right connectors in your sentences is essential.

This workshop will help you brush up on those all-important building blocks, the simple relative pronouns (qui, que, quoi, dont, où). In mastering these, you'll level up your language skills!

Suitable for students who have at least an Upper Elementary (A2) level.

Thu 04 July

6pm - 8:30pm

$65

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Pouvez-vous répéter? - Listening B1

Listening comprehension can be one of the hardest skills to master, especially when native speakers talk so quickly!

Enhance your listening comprehension in this workshop with engaging audio documents. No more headaches trying to decipher what the French speakers say!

Suitable for students of the Intermediate (B1) level.

Fri 28 June

10am - 12pm

$50

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Be wise and Revise - Marqueurs temporels - B1/B2

Are you confused about when to use pendant, durant or pour? You're not alone!

Refresh your understanding of temporal markers with this engaging revision workshop.

Suitable for students of the Intermediate (B1) and Upper Intermediate (B2) levels.

Mon 01 July

6pm - 8pm

$50

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