Lifelong Learning Festival 2014 events at AFCork

March 31, 2014

LLF LOGOMonday April 7  -  Sunday April 13, 2014

Cork’s Lifelong Learning Festival promotes and celebrates learning of all kinds, across all ages, interests and abilities, from pre-school to post retirement. The festival’s motto is Investigate, Participate, Celebrate, and the public can do that by watching demonstrations, trying out skills, and seeing others, from the young to the old, show off what they are learning.

Events at Alliance Française de Cork  (admission free, all welcome):
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Practical advice for your 12 minute Leaving Cert French oral exam

March 28, 2014

 AAby Valérie David, Leaving Certificate Coordinator

 

What is expected from Leaving Certificate students in their French oral examination?

Here are a few tips divided into the four sections of the marking scheme. read more…

Demy Vintage Posters

March 20, 2014

DemyAn exhibition of rare cinematic posters of

 Jacques Demy’s films

June – August 2014

This unique exhibition is part of AF Cork celebrations for the 25th edition of Cork French Film Festival (2nd-9th of March 2014), which featured a major Jacques Demy retrospective. read more…

Seachtain na Gaeilge “ Is linne í an Ghaeilge” 1st – 17th March 2014

March 12, 2014

Irish blog post image2By Aisling Mc Geough

Seachtain na gaeilge was launched last week by Foras na Gaeilge and Conradh na Gaeilge. It is a week long celebration and promotion of the Irish language. First established in 1903 by Conradh na Gaeilge, it is an annual event with over 150,000 people of all levels of fluency of Irish taking part.

This years ambassadors are Lynette Fay(Presenter of Opry an lúir TG4 and BBC Radio NI), Ciarán Kilkenny( Dublin footballer) and Máire Treasa Ní Dhubhghaill(Presenter  of Ponc and Rugbaí Beo TG4). The ambassadors are all irish speakers in both public and socially. read more…

The greatest French invention helping to understand the French better

February 21, 2014

Cinématographe_LumièreBy Matthieu Nivard

The greatest French invention and  why watching films will help you understand the French (and other French speakers) better

 When you think about France, food, fashion or art probably come to mind more often than great innovations. Yet, the French have bestowed many inventions upon the world. What would our lives be like today if Alexandre Godefroy hadn’t invented the hair dryer in 1886, or if France had never introduced the world to the metric system. Take a minute or two to imagine a world without the credit card chip – yes, a Frenchman invented that as well. You’re welcome shopaholics. read more…

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