President's Report

Membership: At the end of June 2016, we had 92 financial memberships, with 77 different people participating in our classes at various times during the year.

French Classes: In 2014 and 2015 we have offered the same classes: 5 separate, 2-hour, evening classes – Beginners (A1), Continuing Beginners (A2), two Intermediate (B1), Advanced (B2)- plus a 1-hour conversation class.  

We continue to conduct classes at Age Concern, where we have the flexibility to offer different levels of classes at the one time, thereby allowing students to select the level appropriate to them. Age Concern has also generously provided space for us to have our library on permanent display and storage for our extensive collection of DVDs, leading to increased access by students.

DELF exams: In November 2015, fifteen candidates sat for DELF qualifications at the following levels: 6 at A1, 5 at A2, 1 at B1 and 3 at B2 (compared to 12 in 2011 and 6 in 2012, 4 in 2013, 5 in 2014). We’re proud of the fact that we’re one of only two centres outside the capital cities which offer DELF/DALF exams, and see this as an important activity of our Alliance.

During the 2015/2016 year the Committee have undertaken a review of policies and processes. This has led to the development of curriculum documents and a new satisfaction survey for evaluating our courses, streamlining of registration and payment processes, strengthening of safety procedures, improvement of communication tools including the upgrade of the website and Facebook page.

During November 2015 current students and those who had left during the year were invited to fill in a survey  to evaluate the quality of teaching, curriculum and level of participation in classes and other events organised by AF Albury Wodonga. The results gave us an insight into student needs and our performance and were used to inform development of our program.

The great majority of the feedback was very positive and we have taken onboard constructive criticism and suggestions. As a summary, 79% of participants were extremely satisfied or very satisfied with AF Albury Wodonga.