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Soirée Musicale – Concert of French Music

An evening of 19th Century & Contemporary French Composers, with Maria Mulcahy (Flute) and David O’Sullivan (Keyboard) Venue: Alliance Française de Cork Galerie Date: Wednesday 9th November 2016 Time: 6.30pm Admission free, all welcome! Places are limited – booking essential. We are delighted to welcome you to Alliance Francaise de Cork Galerie for our upcoming […]

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Replanting the Blue Snail Garden at AFCork

Replanting the Blue Snail Garden

an exhibition by Canadian artist Heidi Etsell 26th October– 16th December 2016 In 2011, Heidi began planting what she calls the Blue Snail Garden: a place with imagination for soil and where stories, drawings, paintings and decorative objects grow in abundance. In 2016, Heidi ‘washed up’ on the shore of Ireland after a failed attempt to move […]

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Most Common Belgicismes in Belgian French Part 2

Most Common Belgicismes in Belgian French [PART 2]

Belgium doesn’t have its very own language; indeed ‘le Belge’ doesn’t exist… Maybe that’s why Belgium has not just one but three official languages: French, Dutch and German (easy, no?). However, it is French and Dutch that are the most widely spoken in Belgium. This multilingualism leads to the creation of new expressions, called “Belgicismes” […]

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Most Common Belgicismes in Belgian French

Can You Understand Belgian French? [PART 1]

When we talk about the French language, the very first country that crosses our minds is, of course, France. However, as we well know, it is not only in France that we can speak French. Indeed, Belgium is another European country, where we can practise the language of Molière. Even if the French and the […]

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Urban October 2016

Celebrating Cork City Centre’s city spaces. We are delighted to take part in EcCoWell, Cork City Council  and CORE initiative celebrating our city centre and all that’s it got to offer. Free events at AFCork on Thursday 6th October 2016: French language: 6-7.30pm Elementary French Conversation class Irish art: ‘Edge of Place’ exhibition by Cork  artist […]

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Cork Culture Night at AFCork

Cork Culture Night 2016 at AFCork

Friday 16th September 2016 6pm – 11pm Alliance Française de Cork is pleased to take part in Cork Culture Night again this year. This year we celebrate French music and Irish art: 7pm – 8pm International band Soupe du Jour will entertain the public with classic chansons françaises, as well as contemporary pieces with a […]

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Common Grammar Mistakes in French

Common Grammar Mistakes in French

We continue outlining most common mistakes English speakers make in French. Here’s a brief overview of typical pitfalls that await when we try to compose a grammatically correct sentence in French. It’s only a brief list that’ll help you refresh your knowledge and build your confidence. The use of adjectives in French is different from the ones in […]

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Common mistakes in French by AFCork

Avoid These Common Pronunciation & Vocabulary Mistakes in French

English learners of French often make these mistakes when speaking the language. While some of the below mentioned mistakes will not prevent you from communicating with relative success, others might cause quite a bit of confusion or even become a cause for offence. In this brief list we cover the most common mistakes English speakers […]

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Part 3 French Girls Irish Adventures

French Girls’ Irish Adventures [Part 3]

As our intership in Cork draws to a close, we share a few final words about facts of life that surprised us in Ireland and some broken stereotypes about Irish food…(CONTINUED): Food is life Before coming to Ireland, we had some prejudices concerning the food. One of the clichés about Irish people in France is that they […]

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Edge of Place by Pascal Ungerer

Edge of Place

an exhibition by Cork artist Pascal Ungerer 15th September – 14th October 2016 Edge of Place is lens-based audiovisual installation of work, by photographer and artist Pascal Ungerer. The work examines the geo-political landscape of some of the borderland regions within Europe. Borders form an intersection between society and place and are demonstrative of how people define space in […]

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