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 Events

2018 Agenda

  • Christmas in July, Friday 27th of July, from 6 pm

Let’s celebrate Winter by the fire with traditional French three course menu on Friday 27th of July at Le Manoir. Costs: $50/person. Tickets include welcoming drink,  with a glass of wine. BYO event. Kids friendly. For more information and bookings, contact admin@frenchtopics.com.au

My Christmas in July

  • Bastille Day Dinner Dance, Saturday 14th of July, from 7 pm

Fête du 14 juillet

Let’s celebrate the French National Day on Saturday 14th of July at Le Manoir.  Costs: $60/person. Tickets include welcoming drink and canapés on arrival, 3 course French menu with a glass of wine, quiz and dance. Evening attire / BYO event. For more information and bookings, contact admin@frenchtopics.com.au

  • Coffee chit chat / Café et papoter – monthly event, last Sunday of the month from 10 am. 2018 calendar:

25/02 – Topic: Bilingualism

25/03 – Topic: Cultural and linguistic diversity

27/05 – Topic: Mother’s Day in France

01/07 – Topic: Summer holidays in France

29/07 – Topic: Language week

26/08 – Topic: Back to school in France

28/10 – Topic: La Toussaint, All Saints

25/11 – Topic: Grapes picking season in France

Register here http://www.frenchtopics.com.au/sign-up/contact-us/ or admin@frenchtopics.com.au

  • French Food and eating habits Presentation

French people spend at least two hours a day eating! Their relationship to food appears somehow sensual and hedonistic. What do they actually eat? Let’s discover French eating rituals and how they reveal French society. Join popular presenter Laurence Kuntz for an entertaining evening on 5th of September 2018 at 6pm at Duncraig Library. Register https://events.joondalup.wa.gov.au/event-registration/?ee=11535

Please note: the presentation will run for approximately one hour, followed by refreshments.

  • French Stereotypes – True or False? 

French people never speak English, eat frogs and wear berets while riding bicycles with baskets full of baguettes, right? Let’s investigate how the reality is far more interesting than stereotypes, Live and Learn Session Whitford Library, 4/04/2018 at 6pm. Presentation available click French Stereotypes_Joondalup April 2017.

2017 Agenda

Sat. 22/07/2017 from 10h30 am – Prendre un petit café et papoter / Coffee and French chit chat, Enjoy bilingual conversation with Francophones and Francophiles in a French style environment and enjoy delicious home-made nibbles. Gold coin donation for non students. RSVP: admin@frenchtopics.com.au

Sat. 25/02/2017 from 10h30 am – Prendre un petit café et papoter / Coffee and French chit chat, Enjoy bilingual conversation with Francophones and Francophiles in a French style environment and enjoy delicious home-made nibbles. Periodic event. Gold coin donation for non students. RSVP: admin@frenchtopics.com.au / Follow us on Facebook

Special Guest!! Have you met the mysterious Gruffalo? Do you know who’s going to win the Sports Carnival in the Jungle? Let’s find some clues with Filipa from the bookshop “La Librarire Le Toboggan”. Bilingual French & English Workshop on Sat. 25 February at Le Manoir from 10h30am

Sat. 21/01/2017 from 10h30 am – Prendre un petit café et papoter / Coffee and French chit chat, Enjoy bilingual conversation with Francophones and Francophiles in a French style environment and enjoy delicious home-made nibbles. Monthly event. Gold coin donation for non students. RSVP: admin@frenchtopics.com.au

2016 Agenda

French Stereotypes – True or False? French people never speak English, eat frogs and wear berets while riding bicycles with baskets full of baguettes, right? Let’s investigate how the reality is far more interesting than stereotypes, Live and Learn Session Joondalup Library, 20/10/2016 at 10 am   

How to do Paris like a Parisian? Discover the city of lights beyond the obvious sites and attractions, such as the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, and the Champs Elysées. Find out how and where to explore those little-known places in Paris, that are equally as quaint and amazing as the most famous. Experience things like a local; where and what to eat, drink and shop; and discover the best places to people watch in one of your favourite cities. Laurence will share her experience as a local so your next trip to Paris will be like you own it. Access presentation how-to-do-paris-like-a-parisian_french-topics-co delivered on 13/10/2016 at 6 pm, at Woodvale Library.

Saturday 08/10 at 10h30am, Prendre un petit café et papoter / Coffee and chit chat, Come at La Manoir, enjoy bilingual conversation in a French style environment and enjoy delicious home-made recipes. Monthly event, Register here: admin@frenchtopics.com.au

Previous dates: Saturday 20/08, Saturday 25/06/2016, Saturday 23/07/2016, Sunday 29/05/2016, Saturday 23/04/2016 at 11 am…

30/03/2016 at 6 pm, attend French Etiquette : do’s and don’ts at Joondalup Library. Test your French table manners and savoir vivre in this highly interactive and entertaining workshop. Have fun with tips and tricks of French Etiquette and understand the do’s and don’ts about French people table manners and courtesy!

17/03/2016 at 10h00 am, To celebrate Harmony Day in 2016, you are invited at the Joondalup Library to attend a special event featuring a multicultural smorgasbord of presenters to listen to and food to enjoy. Hear stories from people from different countries around the globe who have settled in to a new life in Australia, find out how they came here and what they are doing now. A special morning tea with cuisine from these countries will be provided. 

17/03/2016 at 6 pm, French Cliches: true or false? A funny engaging discovery workshop about French clichés, stereotypes & manners at Maylands Library. Library Services – Adult events – March 2016

4/03/2016 at 6.30 pm, Soirée Cinéma at The Pines. “La Belle saison / Summertime”.

3/03/2016 – 2016 Australian Small Business Champion Awards! It puts French Topics & Co. firmly amongst the elite of its industry.

25/01/2016 2016 Finalist in the Trophées des Français de l’étranger

28/01/2016 at 6.30 pm, Ciné pique nique at The Pines, ECU. Let’s watch “Le tout nouveau testament / The brand new testament”.

2015 Events

French Topics presented a discovery session on Clichés about French people at the Joondalup 12038054_1617530528495558_8731315271352743910_nLibrary early September and a workshop on French manners at Perth Town Hall with Arty Party on 30/09.

French Topics was also at the First Largest French inspired Festival Saturday, in Perth on 24/10. Thanks to all the visitors for their great support to our Language, Cultural and Cooking activities. French Topics’s stall and team were amazingly beautiful!French Festival

French Topics also organised an Italian Wines Appreciation evening (31/10). More to come in 2016 with French and German wines.

French Topics attended the 8th edition of Banksia Grove community market spring in the groveheld on 01/11 at Joseph Banks Secondary College.

 


Tips and News

Quick and easy ‘Rochers coco. Recipe
An other way to make ‘Croque-monsieur’. Recipe
Delicious ‘Tartes salées et sucrées’. Recipe
Easy ‘Petits sablés’. Recipe
Greedy pleasure of ‘Cake aux pépites de chocolat’. Recipe
Culinary delights of New Caledonia. Recipe
Healthy and funny ‘Hummus de petits pois’. Recipe
Celebrate Easter with ‘Nids de Pâques en chocolat’. Recipe
So easy and delicious ‘Palets au chocolat’. Recipe
Make your own ketchup. Recipe
Enjoy cooking a delicious ‘Fondant au chocolat’. Recipe
Would you like a ‘Sandwich Parisien’? Recipe
Delicious savoury and sweet cakes. Recipe
Boost your brain with a Cherry tomatoes Clafoutis. Recipe

Have a go at the Alphabet with French Topics & Co_2016 

Get your Numbers with French Topics & Co_2016

How do you say that in French ? French body language.

Do you know French manners? Contact us to organise a presentationFrench etiquette

 

 

Surf in French = Extend your opportunities on the Net! 

Place du français sur la toile

According to a 2014 report from the International Organisation of La Francophonie, French language comes in 4th position on the Internet (number of users), after Mandarin, English and Spanish. The study took into consideration the native speakers and the speakers sufficiently proficient to search using French language on the Internet.

The report shows that more than 1,6 million articles written in French are available on Wikipedia, while French books available on Amazon come in third position. French is the third most used language on gmail and arrives fourth on Facebook.

With 274 millions of speakers, French language ranks 5th on the list of the most spoken languages after Mandarin, English, Spanish, Arabic (or Hindi).

If you needed one more good reason to learn …be assured French language definitely opens up new windows of knowledge and extend your opportunities on the Internet and beyond!


 

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There are over 200 million French speakers in the world.

39 countries have French as an official language. 87 international organisations have French as an official language.

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