Alliance Française Christchurch

French up your life!


 Your French journey starts here!

Classes for all levels

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

What level am I?

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


Discover new ways to immerse yourself in the French culture with our regular events.

What's On

🎬 Ciné-Mômes: Festival du film d'animation 🎬

During the school holidays, your children can enjoy the Animated Film Festival at Alliance Française Christchurch. An excellent opportunity to be entertained and stay in touch with French during the spring holidays!

📽 Chien Pourri, la vie à Paris! (to be confirmed)
📽 Calamity

📆 Friday 7th October & Friday 14th of October
⏰ At 2.30 pm
📍 At the Alliance Française Christchurch, 275 Cashel Street
⭐Entry fee: $5 per child, free for parents. Free for pupils who attend our CHP or classes.

To RSVP, click HERE!

Discover Frantastique and their fun online French lessons!

In partnership with Gymglish, we would like to introduce you to Frantastique, the complement for your French revision.

Improve your French daily with an email! Available on your PC, tablet and smartphone, you can practise your French outside of class at the Alliance Française de Christchurch anywhere, anytime.

Every day, you'll receive a tailor-made French lesson: exercises, texts and dialogues adapted to your needs, capabilities and goals! Once it's completed, you'll immediately receive personalised corrections and explanations.

Try it for free!

New Caledonia Short Film Festival

Come watch a selection of Short Films from New-Caledonia!

The New Caledonia Film Festival is back in Christchurch on 25 September (sunday)!

📆 Sunday 25 September 
⏰ From 4 pm 
📍   The event will take place at Lumière Cinemas, 26 Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8013. 
🎫 $15 for AF members
🎫 $20 for non members
Includes nibbles with a complimentary glass of wine and screening.
Book your tickets early as there will only be a limited number of seats available.

Paris s'éveille

Radio Programme dedicated to all things French!

Learn about French language and culture, be updated on current events, and discover what’s happening in Christchurch. There will also be regular interviews with notable French visitors and nationals, along with a touch of musique française.

📅 Tune in the first Thursday of the month
⏰ At 7pm
🙋 The hosts of this programme are Antonio Viselli and Eric Mouhica.
👍 Like Paris s'éveille on Facebook
🔈 Listen to their podcast

Le French Guest

Le French Guest

Meet new people and practice your French in a very relaxed atmosphere. You can bring your lunch, enjoy some tea or coffee provided by us or just tag along to meet a different guest every month. Our guests always have fascinating life & travel stories to share! On vous attend!

📅 Every first Wednesday of the month 
Please note that there is no French Guest in October.
⏰ Between 12 & 1pm
📍 At our premises, 275 Cashel Street, Christchurch Central
👉 Koha donation welcome

Upcoming Dates

September 7th November 2nd December 7th

Les Petits Matins Croissants

Don't want to wake up on a Saturday morning? Here is a good reason to leave your bed, come and enjoy a "délicieux" croissant and baguette with us at AFC, 275 Cashel street

📅 Every last Saturday of the month > next date 24 September
⏰From 9.30 to 11.30am

 $12 Non Members
 $8 AFC Members and Students
 $5 Children

👍 Coffee (a lot!), tea (beaucoup!), croissant/baguette, orange juice included

It is essential to register since we have limited places:



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.


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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 cultur

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