Alliance Française Christchurch

French up your life!


The Alliance Française Christchurch provides a wide range of courses at different levels. If you want to learn french in a fun environment, join our sessions !

Note: All our classes are now available online via Zoom and on-site, please contact us for more info:

About us:

Alliance Française is a worldwide network of non-profit associations dedicated to the promotion of the French language and the culure of the Francophone countries around the world. Founded in 1959, Alliance Française Christchurch prides itself on a tradition of excellence in French language tuition and promotion of cultural activities.

We are a not-for-profit charitable society dedicated to providing high quality French tuition to children, youth and adults, and organising a wide range of French themed cultural events and activities in Christchurch and the greater Christchurch region. 

To all our dear students and members, we would like to thank you for you loyalty and support over the years. Regardless of how long you have been part of the AFC family, we truly appreciate you!

Children's Holiday Programme

Spring: 4-15 October

Suitable for children aged 5-12 years and with all levels of French ability - from complete beginners to bilingual. From 9am to 3pm - early drop-off (from 8.30am) and late pick up available.
$50 per day - 10% Discount available for "La Découverte" students, AF students or if you enrolled for 5 days over the holidays period.

Week 1: La danse dans tous ses états

Explore these beautiful disciplines (ballet, salsa, zumba and more) through different craft activities and games!


Week 2: La fête d'Halloween dans le monde

Explore how different cultures observe this emblematic celebration through various craft activities and games! 


Both Film screening are FREE for our students and children

and if you enrol or are enrolled in the programme this year!

If your child wishes to attend the programme at our premises, please send an email to with the Children-Holiday-Programme-Form completed and with the chosen days. Merci !

Concours : quelle mascotte pour l’Alliance française de Christchurch ?


Ouvert à toutes les catégories d’âge ! Profitez du confinement pour laisser libre cours à votre imagination. 

Etape 1 : imaginer – Choisissez l’animal à représenter. Attention, le kiwi ne sera pas retenu,
car c’est la mascotte de l’Alliance française de Wellington. 

Etape 2 : créer – Utilisez du papier blanc au format A4.
Stylo noir, crayons de couleurs, feutres, pastels, peinture, collage acceptés. 

Etape 3 : envoyer – Faites parvenir votre dessin original avant le 31 octobre 2021. 
Une exposition de tous les visuels sera organisée à l’Alliance et différents prix seront remis à cette occasion ! 

Amusez-vous bien et bonne chance ! 🙂 

Voir l'intégralité des conditions générales en anglais

We are following the Government's social distancing and hygiene guidelines:
Capacity limits will be in place to ensure people can stay at a safe distance from each other in classes. We are adopting the same physical distancing rules as in schools. We are to keep at least 1 metre apart in the classroom. For visitors (people we don’t know) physical distancing is 2 metres under the new alert level.

We kindly ask our students, members and visitors to:

- Comply with contact tracing requirements by using the QR codes in place at reception and in each classroom. 
- Wear a mask at all times when you are at the Alliance.
Exemptions for wearing a mask include children under the age of 12
and people with a medical condition that prevents them from wearing a mask safely or comfortably.
- Regularly wash your hands and use the hand sanitisers provided at reception and in each classroom.
- Please stay at home if you or your child are unwell.  

We continue to take new enrolments and if you would like to start lessons online or at AFC please contact us. If you are a current student and would like to continue learning online, we can accommodate you!

As we move cautiously back up through the alert levels and eagerly anticipate a return to a life without restrictions, I would like to take the opportunity to thank our amazing teachers and students for yet again digging deep and being resilient.

We look forward to welcoming you back to AFC!

Merci beaucoup for your continued support

Secrets de chef avec Annabel

Save the date for your very first workshop with Annabel: 
NEW DATE: Friday, October 15th at 5pm

Discover the French region of Normandy
through a fantastic cooking demonstration.

Enjoy and relax while the Chef shows you how she makes a delicious Tarte Normande from scratch, and at the end you will get to enjoy this French dessert! The Chef will also share her cooking secrets to help make your baking even more delicious!


Date: Friday 15th October 5-7.30pm
Price: $40 for members, $50 for non-members
Duration: 90 minutes

There will be an Apéritif dinatoire of cheese and wine on the night for you to enjoy during this demonstration! Maximum of 15 people so get in quick!


Continue your journey

Classes for all levels

Start or continue your language journey with classes for adults, teens and children.


Develop your skills. Learn French through fun activities and special workshops!

What level am I?

Take an online self-assessment or contact us to work out your level.

Explore // Découvrir

Cultural Events

Experience French culture and make new friends, all while practicing your French skills!


French language diplomas, preparation and exams. Get international recognition of your French ability.


Take your knowledge of French culture to the next level by becoming a member!

Our Library

Enjoy our collection. French books, CD's, DVD's, magazines and more.


Our French After School Care program aims at providing extra opportunities to practice French for children!

French Services

Alliance Française de Christchurch have a range of services to help with your French learning and your exploration of the French culture.

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Bringing French into your home

To all our dear student, we would like to thank you for your loyalty and support over the years. Regardless of how long you have been part of the AFC family, we truly appreciate you! As a not-for-profit charitable society we are mindful of our prices, however in order to cover our costs, you will see a price increase in some of our tuition fees in 2021. We have been committed to bringing you the best french classes in Christchurch and will keep doing so!

In solidarity, L'équipe de AF

Ambassade de France Fondation Alliance Française Alliance Française Nouvelle-Zélande Institut Français French Film Festival Pub Charity Southern Trust Ambassade de France

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