Bonjour à tous
It is my pleasure to be writing to you as the new President of Alliance Française de Toowoomba. I would like to thank everyone who attended the AGM 2019. There were many attendees and it demonstrates to me that there are many people in the Toowoomba region who are very keen and dedicated to learning the French language and French culture.
AFT welcomes new members throughout the year and offers a variety of reasons why it pays to join. There are French classes for those who may be traveling to French-speaking countries in the near future; those who want to develop their ability to speak and those who enjoy the many social events which are planned throughout the year. Café Bla Bla is a wonderful opportunity to practice French with others at Kingfishers Café at 333 Spring Street, Toowoomba. I know how important it is to 'practice practice practice' a foreign language and to gain a little more confidence each week. Café Bla Bla is a great way to overcome the doubts or questions you may have. The next chance to 'Bla Bla' is from 10am Saturday 6 April ($5). Otherwise, please make a note in the diary for the first Saturday of each month. And, anyone is welcome to come along and 'Bla Bla'! Non-members are welcome. Please remember, Café Bla Bla is closed during the months of January and July.
I began learning French again this year after learning that AFT has native French-speaking teachers. When learning any language, it isn't just words but cultural nuances, phrases, expressions and much more which enriches the learning experience. I greatly appreciate the AFT teachers who offer much much more than just words!
I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible over the coming months.
Everyone is welcome at Laurel Bank Park (Herries St, Toowoomba) from 2-4pm.
Members $7, Non-members $10, Children under 10 are free.
RSVP by 12 February. More information is available from the event flyer below...
Join us this Saturday for the first Café Bla Bla of the year.
Starting at 10am at Kingfisher Café, The Springs (on Spring St).
$5 per person to attend (orders of food/drinks from the café extra)
Enrolments for French classes in 2019 are now open, including 10% discounts for:
Membership forms for 2019 are available, and we look forward to seeing you in 2019!
On Saturday, 24 November we celebrated Beaujolais Nouveau at the CUA Hub in Ruthven Street. It was a great gathering, with French music and wonderful cheeses, fruits, nuts and bread to compliment the young Maison Trenel wine. The wine was certainly a winner!
Congratulations to the winners of our wine quiz and moustache competition. Thank you to our guests for your enthusiasm and positive spirit in making these competitions fun.
We would like to say a special thank you to everyone who helped to make the day possible. We appreciate you giving your time to support the AFT.
The Alliance Française de Toowoomba committee would like to wish everyone Joyeux Noël and a safe holiday period!
You are invited to the Alliance Française de Toowoomba Inc.
Beaujolais Nouveau Celebration
on Saturday, 24 November 2018
12 noon until 3.30pm
Don’t miss this UNIQUE opportunity to taste the 2018 young Burgundy wine harvest
matched with complimentary cheeses.
Join the fun of the Moustache Competition and the Wine Quiz.
The best moustache wins a $20 Deli Delicious voucher and
your knowledge of wine could win you a free one year membership
to the Alliance Française de Toowoomba Inc.
So bring your family, friends and colleagues to meet
and chat with your fellow Alliance Française members
the CUA Community Hub, 470 Ruthven Street
(cnr Domestic Lane), Toowoomba
$15 for members and $20 for non-members
Please RSVP by 17.11.18 to Valma
Payment prior to the event is required
E: firstname.lastname@example.org - P: 0455 786 581
Alliance Française is hosting a stall at the Toowoomba Languages and Cultures Festival at Queens Park on Sunday 12 August from 10am to 4pm. Come along for a chat, and enjoy the other stalls, food and performances (including 'Fun French Action Songs' by the Glennie School scheduled for stage 2 at 10:15).
Entry to the festival is $10 for adults, $5 concessions, and children under 18 are free.
The next Café Bla Bla is scheduled for Saturday 4 August from 10 am at Kingfishers Café on Spring Street.
Cost is $5 (plus any food/drinks you order).
Come along and join the fun, make new friends, and expand your vocabulary.
More information about the Café Bla Bla events can be found here.
Alliance Française is planning a special event in Toowoomba on le 14 juillet, from 12-3 pm at the CUA community Hub (470 Ruthven St).
Hot food, cheese and charcuterie platters, dessert.
$40 per head for non-members, $35 for members. Hurry - places are limited!
RSVP by 4 July - 0439 456 808 or email@example.com