Espace Jean-Pierre de Launoit, Resource Centre: the cdr
Throughout your course with us, benefit from an area dedicated to the learning of French and the discovery of French and francophone culture: the cdr! Resources available for consultation in the cdr have been specially chosen for students and teachers of French as a foreign language.
The resources have been displayed in different zones:
- je bouquine > Read novels, comics, books about art, food, culture...
- je regarde > Watch films in French with French or English subtitles.
- je découvre > Discover Brussels, Belgium and the Francophone cultures.
- je m'informe > Follow the news and read the Francophone, Belgian & international press.
- je navigue > Surf the web with computers, tablets or the free wifi connection.
- j'apprends > Learn French with exercise books, dictionaries, grammar books, etc.
- la sélection > The selection is a choice of key resources selected by our teaching and documentary team for each learning level of French. You just need to pick a book matching your level!
Les parcours pédagogiques
Activities called "Les parcours pédagogiques" are organised at the cdr in the framework of your course to give you tips to make the most of your French learning. During a course, explore Magritte's world, meet an author or investigate on Belgian customs.
Don't forget to sign up to Culturethèque (“CultureLibrary”), the digital library offered when you enrol a course with us! It can be accessed via a computer or a mobile telephone anywhere in Belgium. Using this portal, you can consult e-books, audio books in simple French, press titles and comic books, etc.. Find out more on www.culturetheque.com
Culturethèque is a platform developed by the Institut Français, operator of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development. It is supported by the French Embassy in Belgium.
Every month, our media librarian Nicolas shares his favourite thing to be found at the cdr! Read his previous columns:
Looking for a resource? Consult our online catalogue!
Conditions for access
Access to the cdr and enrolment with Culturethèque are free and exclusively reserved for students, teachers and Teacher Training pupils of the Alliance française de Bruxelles-Europe.
Conditions for loan of documents
To borrow documents, you simply need to register with our library and provide a deposit of €30 (in cash), valid for the entire duration of your course. This deposit will be returned to you when you leave the Alliance française de Bruxelles-Europe. Caution: latest press issues and learning/teaching documents are not available for loan.
Duration of loan
Multimedia documents: 1 week maximum
Books and audio books: 3 weeks maximum
For more information, please see rules of the Resource Centre.
Our librarian is at your disposal to help you in your research and answer your requests for information. Do not hesitate to ask for advice!
Phone: +32 (0)2.788.21.46