AFM Update: COVID-19

Published 18 March 2020

Bonjour à tous,

As you are already aware, Victoria declared a state of emergency in response to the current COVID-19 outbreak on Monday 16th March.

The health and safety of our customers and staff is our primary concern. With this in mind, the Alliance Française de Melbourne Executive and Building Committee decided on 16th March that:

What does this mean for me?

Students enrolled in Term 1 courses

Classes this week (until Saturday 21st March) are running as usual. For next week, the final week of Term 1:

Adults & Teenagers – Your teacher will upload learning material for the final week, including extra ideas for activities/content that you can use during the break, to your class Padlet. On the Padlet, you can comment, ask questions and continue the conversation with your teacher and other students! 

Children – Some engaging learning materials will be sent to you by email, with instructions for you to assist your child with the activities. Our Children’s Course Coordinator will be in contact with you with further information soon. 

Students enrolled in Autumn Intensive classes, VCE Immersion Day or Express A session in Term 2

Credits will be organised for your cancelled course(s) and you will be contacted soon by Reception with more information.

Private tuition students

Private tuition will continue as scheduled for this week. From next week onwards, you can continue your private tuition lessons as scheduled, if you are happy to have your lessons online (via Zoom or another similar platform) – you can discuss this with your teacher. You will be contacted soon by our team to confirm how you would like to proceed.

What does this mean for Term 2 (starting Monday 20 April)?

We are prepared to hold online lessons for all Term 2 classes if required, until we are once again able to hold our classes on-site. We will keep you updated on this as we approach the beginning of Term 2. Online lessons may seem daunting to some of you at this stage, but please be reassured that your teacher(s) and our team will be here to support you with this new and exciting way of having lessons!

Please keep in mind that the Alliance Française de Melbourne is an independent, not-for-profit organisation – the best way that you can support us and your teachers is by re-enrolling for Term 2.

We appreciate your understanding and patience at this unprecedented time. The health, safety and wellbeing of our students and staff is our priority, but it is also important to us that you can continue your enjoyment and learning of the French language. Now is the perfect time to think, escape and dream… En français!

Merci beaucoup for your continued support,

Alliance Française de Melbourne

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