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Learn French

Do you want to learn French? – Alliance Française Christchurch is THE place to be!

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If you want to learn or practice French, The Alliance Française Christchurch is the place you're looking for. We provide the widest range of courses to suit all levels and needs. You will benefit from qualified native French teachers, small group classes and a convivial FRENCH atmosphere, unique in Christchurch! The Alliance is also the only official centre for all international French tests & diplomas in the South Island.

Not sure whether you should learn French yet ? Check this out!


        French for Adults                                     High School Students                              French for Children



Private Tuition                                               Diplomas                                         Why learn French?

  1. Fill out our enrolment form here
  2. If you have studied French before, book a free assessment to define your current level. We will confirm your enrolment, class, date, time and fees

If you already know some French, but have not studied with the Alliance Française Christchurch before then please book a  FREE level assessment.

The level assessment is highly recommended. It is the best way to identify your current level and find the right class for you!

Depending on your level of knowledge the assessment takes 20 to 30 minutes to complete. Your reading and writing skills will be assessed as you fill in a few general questions before speaking with one of our teachers. The assessment will also give you the chance to discover more about the Alliance and our activities. We will explain the class and course options open to you to help you realise your ambitions.

Alternatively you take our ONLINE PLACEMENT TEST, follow the steps and we willgive you a ring later

  • 2017 TERM DATES

We offer courses over 4 terms a year

Term 1 courses: 10 weeks ► 07th of February - 13th of April
Term 2 courses: 10 weeks 01th of May - 07th of July
Term 3 courses: 10 weeks ► 24th of July - 29th of September
Term 4 courses:  9weeks    ► 16th of October - 15th of December