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November 2016

FRENCH UP YOUR SELFIE !

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And win a round trip ticket to Paris.

For this end-of-the-year Alliance francaise is treating you with an amazing gift !

Enrol in our French classes for the first term of 2017 (Term A from 3 January to 25 February) and stand a chance to win one round-trip ticket to Paris with our contest “French Up Your Selfie”.

To participate in the contest, you must be registered as a student for term A at AF. Once it’s done you just need to follow these simple steps:

STEP 1
Take a selfie with French words on the picture, it could be a restaurant name, a street name, a front window, anything you can find in Singapore ! Be creative !

STEP 2
On Facebook: Post your photo on the contest post (first post on AF page: www.facebook.com/AllianceFrancaiseSingapore) along with your student code and the hashtag #FrenchUpYourSelfie
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On Instagram: Post your photo along with your student code, the hashtag #FrenchUpYourSelfie and tag @afsingapour
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Via email: send your photo to infoaf@alliancefrancaise.org.sg along with your student code.

Contest run from 23 November to 11 December 2017. So hurry and get your selfie stick ready !

Bonne chance!

By participating in the contest you agree to the terms and conditions. (read them here)

Example of submission:

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October 2016

Digital Fashion Week Singapore x Singapore Fashion Week

Collaboration between  DFWxSGFW 2016 and Alliance française de Singapour
| 26 – 30  October 2016 (event not open to public)

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img_5130L’Alliance française de Singapour is pleased to renew its partnership with Digital Fashion Week 2016  x  Singapore Fashion Week 2016 by inviting Serge Amoruso, award-winning leather worker and designer for an exclusive workshop with insiders.

 

Serge Amoruso is an award-winning leather worker and designer; born in 1959, he trained at École Grégoire-Ferrandi in Paris and joined Hermès at the age of 18 in the trunk department.
He worked there for 7 years, before becoming a technical instructor for 10 years to teach leather work to disadvantaged young people. At the age of 35 he opened his own shop, and slowly developed a following in France and Japan.

 

Serge Amoruso is known for working with exotic and unusual materials such as mammoth ivory, meteorite rock and carbon, but his love of all types of leather is profound: “As material, it has almost unlimited potential – as clothing, object, and decoration. Leather is also a sensible material, in that it keeps the memory of each movement, each use“.

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Sponsored by: 830px-air_france_2009svg

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November 2016

“1 million d’Amis pour l’Alliance”

Launch of 1 million friends for Alliance française
| 8 November 2016 (event not open to public)

 

For the first time, the network of 816 French Alliances – the largest cultural network in the world – is mobilizing altogether with the goal of uniting a community of one million French speakers worldwide through digital technology.picture2

Call on the vitality and importance of the French language and Francophone cultures around the world, the goal of “Challenge 1 million friends to Alliance Française” is to create and support links today for the development of multiple projects in the future

Jérôme Clément, president of the French Alliance Foundation initiated this challenge: “The culture and the French language have a unique role to play in a world tempted by isolationism. They are the source of many actions that 816 French Alliances daily conduct and should be supported. This support is everyone’s business. “

A new site amisalliancefr.org, a dedicated Facebook page, a Twitter account, a first “Friends Day” organized in most Alliances on November 8, a logo “I love the French language,” a spot and campaigns digital display and will come in support of this challenge. In France and abroad, everyone is invited to become “Ambassador of the French Alliance” and become friends with the others worldwide. New relationships will be reinforced through fun challenges relating to the Francophonie that will benefit these new friends.

They can interact via the amisalliancefr.org website, Facebook page of Friends of the Alliance Française and the Twitter account amisalliancefr that will give them a better understanding of the action of the Alliance and will make available digital tools to recruit new friends. In order to make this network work, the different Alliance Française share their cultural events, will write the content for the site, take turns information on their social networks (with a worldwide total of 2.8 million friends on Facebook, Twitter 208,000 subscribers).

 

USEFUL INFORMATION

The Alliance française Foundation & the network of Alliance française

picture3Keeping with the ideals of the French Alliance founded in Paris in 1883, the French Alliance Foundation aims to develop in the world of education and the use of the French language while promoting exchanges between cultures. It supports 816 French Alliances. A single model, for 133 years, in each of the 133 countries represented, the alliances are founded on the basis of local initiatives on an associative model. These Alliances, whose primary purpose is the teaching and dissemination of the French language, provide an essential contribution to our globalized world by discovering the specifics of Francophone cultures. They are self-financing up to 95%.

In 2050, the Francophonie will be multiplied by 2.5 the number of speakers, from 274 million in 2016 to 700,000,000. 85% of these speakers live in Africa, 90% of them are less than 30 years of age (source OIF). They will be at the heart of the vitality of tomorrow’s world. Such development will be the bearer of innovation and creativity, but also of major challenges, economic, diplomatic and geopolitical.

Facts and figures (2016)

  • The Alliance Française- 133 years
  • 500,000 students – 10,000 in Paris
  • 2 million people attending each year at events
  • Friends 2.8 million on Facebook throughout the network of French Alliances
  • 208,000 subscribers on Twitter
  • 6th most spoken language
  • 3rd most learned language after English and Chinese
  • 3rd most used language on the Internet
  • 180 million Internet users worldwide are French
  • 8% of world GDP
  • 12% of world exports
  • 6% of the world’s energy resources
  • 14% of incoming foreign direct investment
  • 20% of world trade