Current Events

    • 23 Jan 2021
    • 5:00 PM (UTC+13:00)
    • Innes Common Hamilton Lake, Hamilton
    • 20
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    Come and enjoy some great outdoor activities and the opportunity  to sample a generous slice of galette and a drink to celebrate the Epiphany. If it’s your lucky day, your piece of galette will hold the fève (bean) and you will be crowned king or queen!

    Please register by 21 January  tell us the number of people coming with you so  we can prepare enough galette for everyone.  

    $10 for members, $15 for non-members - Register on our web site & pay on our bank account.  

    • 02 Feb 2021
    • 6:30 PM (UTC+13:00)
    • 11 Apr 2021
    • 8:00 PM (UTC+12:00)
    • Online
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    Level 3 Intermediate course on Zoom - B1 - Term 1,  2021

    This course is for people looking to challenge themselves with their French learning skills, while studying from home. It's aimed at people confident using the present and past tense, who would like to learn more advanced French grammar and vocabulary.
    This is an online-only Zoom-based course with no traditional, in-person tuition.

    Over 10 weeks you will:
    • Use a variety of learning resources (magazines, TV, radio etc.) to increase your confidence and develop your pronunciation skills.
    • Learn more advanced grammar and more challenging vocabulary, to help you communicate more effectively.
    • Improve your conversation skills through a supported, peer-learning approach.
    The course provides 15 hours of online teaching that will take your French to the next level, from the comfort of your own home. Please have a notebook and pen.

    You will need to buy the accredited course manual and work book, which your teacher will give you at your first class.

    Buy your Text Book + Work Book for Intermediate Level B1

    Not sure what Level you are? Take this test and email your result to us at afhclasses@gmail.com
    • 04 Feb 2021
    • 6:30 PM (UTC+13:00)
    • 10 Apr 2021
    • 8:00 PM (UTC+12:00)
    • Wintec Hamilton, Tristram Road, Gate 2, A block on the first floor
    Register

    Beginners Course A1 for Term 1, 2021

    If you're new to French, or have very basic knowledge, this is the course for you.

    Over 10 weeks you will:
    • Get started on your French speaking journey by learning basic grammar and vocabulary
    • Practice speaking and writing simple sentences so you can: order in a restaurant or bar, book into accommodation, ask for directions etc.
    • Study in a supported peer-learning environment
    The course provides 15 hours of face-to-face teaching that will set you up for further study. Please bring a notebook and pen.

    You will need to buy the accredited course manual and work book, which your teacher will give you at your first class.

    Buy your Text Book + Work Book for Beginners Level A1

    Classes are held at the Wintec City campus, but are provided by the Alliance Française de Hamilton and are not affiliated with Wintec.

    Not sure what Level you are? Take this test and email your result to us at afhclasses@gmail.com
    • 04 Feb 2021
    • 6:30 PM (UTC+13:00)
    • 10 Apr 2021
    • 8:00 PM (UTC+12:00)
    • Wintec Hamilton, Tristram Road, Gate 2, A block on the first floor
    Register

    Beginners + (plus) Course - A1 second part for Term 1, 2021

    This course is for people who have learned the basics of French and want to consolidate and grow their knowledge with more complex grammar and vocabulary.

    Over 10 weeks you will:

    • Use authentic resources (radio, media etc) to develop your vocabulary and knowledge of French culture.
    • Improve your confidence and build on existing knowledge.
    • Explore more grammar structures.
    • Study in a supported peer-learning environment.
    The course provides 15 hours of face-to-face teaching that will set you up for further study. Please bring a notebook and pen.

    You will need to buy the accredited course manual and work book, which your teacher will give you at your first class.

    Buy your Text Book + Work Book for Beginners Level A1

    Classes are held at the Wintec City campus, but are provided by the Alliance Française de Hamilton and are not affiliated with Wintec.

    Not sure what Level you are? Take this test and email your result to us at afhclasses@gmail.com
    • 04 Feb 2021
    • 6:30 PM (UTC+13:00)
    • 10 Apr 2021
    • 8:00 PM (UTC+12:00)
    • Wintec Hamilton, Tristram Road, Gate 2, A block on the first floor
    Register

    Post Beginners - A2 - Course for Term 1, 2021

    This course is for people who have completed Beginners+ level study and want to improve their language skills for confident conversation with French speakers.

    Over 10 weeks you will:
    • Use a variety of learning resources (magazines, TV, radio etc.) to become confident understanding rapidly spoken French.
    • Build on your existing language skills to develop confidence speaking and understanding French.
    • Explore more challenging grammar structures and vocabulary to speak more complex French.
    The course provides 15 hours of face-to-face teaching that will set you up for further study. Please bring a notebook and pen.

    You will need to buy the accredited course manual and work book, which your teacher will give you at your first class.

    Buy your Text Book + Work Book for Post Beginners Level A2

    Classes are held at the Wintec City campus, but are provided by the Alliance Française de Hamilton and are not affiliated with Wintec.

    Not sure what Level you are? Take this test and email your result to us at afhclasses@gmail.com
    • 04 Feb 2021
    • 6:30 PM (UTC+13:00)
    • 10 Apr 2021
    • 8:00 PM (UTC+12:00)
    • At the Initiom building, 244 Tristram St, Hamilton
    Register

    Conversation Class for Term 1, 2021

    If you have a solid grasp of grammar (specifically present and past tenses) and want to improve your spoken French, this is the course for you.

    Over 10 weeks you will:
    • Use themed debates, exchanges and discussions to improve your conversation skills
    • Use video and audio materials to ‘attune your ear’ to native French speakers’ different accents and support understanding
    • Expand your vocabulary using themed conversation sessions.
    The course provides 15 hours of face-to-face teaching that will get you ready for the next stage of your French-learning journey. Please bring a notebook and pen.

    No text and work book required for this Conversation course.

    Classes are held at the Initiom building (near NZ Uniform store).

    Not sure what Level you are? Take this test and email your result to us at afhclasses@gmail.com
    • 09 Feb 2021
    • (UTC+13:00)
    • 14 Dec 2021
    • (UTC+13:00)
    • 23 sessions
    • The Coffee Studio, 285 Barton Street, Hamilton 3204
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    Tuesday Afternoon French Chat

    This is aimed at intermediate+ level French speakers. Catch up with other French speaking people at The Coffee Studio for practise and to enjoy a tea or coffee. 

    • 13 Feb 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM (UTC+13:00)
    • Acuppa Cafe, 529 Grey Street, Hamilton East
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    Join us at Acuppa for the Alliance Française de Hamilton first of the year gathering.

    Please note that the first breakfast of the year is moved exceptionally to the Saturday 13th of February (2nd Saturday of this month) due to Waitangi.

    Speak some French, eat some pastries, have a hot drink... What better way to spend a Saturday morning? We have facilitators to keep the conversation going, and tables for speakers at different stages in their learning journey.

    Please register on our website and indicate what level of French you are at: Beginners, Intermediate or Advanced.

    Venez nombreux! And click register on this event if you'd like to get monthly reminder emails.

Past Events

05 Dec 2020 Alliance Française AGM 2020
08 Nov 2020 Dance through France
07 Nov 2020 Monthly French breakfast
17 Oct 2020 French Pétanque
15 Oct 2020 Class - Level 1 Beginners Term 4, 2020
15 Oct 2020 Class - Level 2 Post Beginners Term 4, 2020
15 Oct 2020 Class - Level 3 Conversation Term 4, 2020
13 Oct 2020 Class - Level 3 Zoom Class Term 4, 2020
03 Oct 2020 Monthly French breakfast
23 Sep 2020 Crêpe Evening à La Cave
05 Sep 2020 Monthly French breakfast
01 Aug 2020 Monthly French breakfast
23 Jul 2020 Class - Level 1 Beginners Term 3, 2020
23 Jul 2020 Class - Level 3 Conversation Term 3, 2020
23 Jul 2020 Class - Level 2 Post Beginners Term 3, 2020
21 Jul 2020 Class - Level 3 Zoom Class Term 3, 2020
18 Jul 2020 Bastille Day - French Potluck, Music & Movie Night - 18th July 2020
04 Jul 2020 Monthly French breakfast
06 Jun 2020 Online French breakfast on the 6th June 2020
30 Apr 2020 Class - Level 2 Post Beginners Term 2, 2020
30 Apr 2020 Class - Level 3 Intermediate Term 2, 2020
30 Apr 2020 Class - Level 1 Beginners Term 2, 2020
26 Mar 2020 French Film Festival - Table Ronde - Mr Klein
22 Mar 2020 French Film Festival - Table Ronde - Spread Your Wings (Donne Moi Des Ailes)
19 Mar 2020 French Film Festival - Opening Night - Deux moi (Someone, Somewhere)
26 Feb 2020 Casablanca Movie at The Hamilton Garden Festival
13 Feb 2020 Class - Level 1 Beginners Term 1, 2020
13 Feb 2020 Class - Level 2 Post Beginners Term 1, 2020
13 Feb 2020 Class - Level 3 Intermediate Term 1, 2020
13 Feb 2020 Class - Level 4 Advanced Term 1, 2020
04 Feb 2020 Tuesday French tchat at The Coffee Studio
01 Feb 2020 EGM 2020
18 Jan 2020 Galette des Rois Dinner
07 Dec 2019 Alliance Française AGM 2019
17 Oct 2019 Class - Level 1 Beginners Term 4 2019
17 Oct 2019 Class - Level 2 Post Beginners Term 4, 2019
17 Oct 2019 Class - Level 3/4 Intermediate Term 4, 2019
05 Oct 2019 Monthly French breakfast
03 Aug 2019 August French breakfast
25 Jul 2019 Class - Level 1 Beginners Term 3 2019
25 Jul 2019 Class - Level 3/4 Intermediate Term 3, 2019
25 Jul 2019 Class - Level 2 Post Beginners Term 3, 2019
13 Jul 2019 Bastille Day dinner at Hayes Common
01 Jun 2019 June French Breakfast
02 May 2019 Class - Level 2 Post Beginners Term 2 2019
02 May 2019 Class - Level 3/4 Intermediate Term 2 2019
02 May 2019 Class - Level 1 Beginners Term 2 2019
14 Mar 2019 Hamilton's French Film Festival opening night
05 Mar 2019 French Tchat - Tuesday Afternoon
14 Feb 2019 Class - Level 1 Beginners Term 1 2019
14 Feb 2019 Class - Level 2 Post Beginners Term 1 2019
14 Feb 2019 Class - Level 3/4 Intermediate Term 1 2019
02 Feb 2019 February French Breakfast
01 Dec 2018 Alliance Française AGM 2018
27 Oct 2018 Soirée cinema sur le thème de l'Auberge espagnole
18 Oct 2018 Class - Level 3/4 Intermediate Term 4 2018
18 Oct 2018 Class - Level 2 Post Beginners Term 4 2018
18 Oct 2018 Class - Level 1 Beginners Term 4 2018
26 Jul 2018 Class - Level 1 Beginners Term 3 2018
26 Jul 2018 Class - Level 2 Post Beginners Term 3 2018
26 Jul 2018 Class - Level 3/4 Intermediate Term 3 2018
05 May 2018 French breakfast for May
27 Feb 2018 French Tchat - Tuesday Afternoon
08 Feb 2018 Class - Level 1 Beginners Term 1 2018
08 Feb 2018 Class - Level 2 Post Beginners Term 1 2018
08 Feb 2018 Class - Level 3/4 Intermediate Term 1 2018
02 Dec 2017 Alliance Française AGM 2017
16 Nov 2017 Fête du Beaujolais Nouveau à Hamilton
19 Oct 2017 Class - Level 1 Beginners Term 4
19 Oct 2017 Class - Level 2 Post Beginners Term 4
17 Oct 2017 Class - Level 3/4 Intermediate Term 4
27 Jul 2017 Class - Level 3/4 Intermediate Term 3
27 Jul 2017 Class - Level 1 Beginners Term 3
27 Jul 2017 Class - Level 2 Post Beginners Term 3
18 Jul 2017 Tuesday drinks with the French New Zealand Chamber of Commerce
15 Jul 2017 Bastille Day celebratory French dinner
17 Jun 2017 Fête de la musique
04 May 2017 Class - Level 2 Post Beginners Term 2
02 May 2017 Class - Level 3/4 Intermediate Term 2
09 Feb 2017 Class - Level 1 Beginners Term 1
09 Feb 2017 Class - Level 2 Post Beginners Term 1
08 Feb 2017 Conversation class
07 Feb 2017 Class - Level 3/4 Intermediate Term 1
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