New French cinema for kids

Alliance Française Dubai will offer free “Ciné Kids” for youngsters aged five to ten

New French cinema for kids

Learning a language early on is the easiest way for kids to master it. Since traditional lessons can get boring, Alliance Française Dubai has just introduced a learning tool that will help little ones learn while having fun too.

Especially designed for kids learning  French, the centre will be playing an  animated movie with English subtitles from October 2018 until May 2019, aiming  to  improve their listening comprehension.

Following the film screening, they’ll be invited to take part in educational activities such as “word-hunting” based on the theme of  the movie. 
Think of it as an  educational rendezvous, encouraging kids to develop an early love for learning new languages – French in particular. 

The free movies will also introduce kids to France’s  cinematographic culture. The first movie, which will be playing on Wednesday October 10, is Mum is in America, She Met Buffalo Bill, a 2013 animated film which tells the story of six-year-old John, whose teacher asks about his mum and dad, but she isn’t there. John then starts telling a story of his own imagination about where his mum is and what she’s doing in a tale of love, childhood, motherhood, family, longing and belonging.

Next up in November is Gus, Petit Oiseau, Grand Voyage, a 2014 animated film about Yellowbird, a teeny tiny orphaned bird which has never left the nest and has no family – yet desperately wants one.

Movies to be played later in the year include Les Contes de la Nuit, which weaves together six exotic fables and Ma vie de Courgette, an animated film about an orphan who seeks the meaning of trust.
Free. Oct 2018-May 2019, 4pm-6pm. Alliance Française Dubai Theatre, Oud Metha, Dubai (04 335 8712).

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