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!

Special Petit Matin Croissant in November


Join us for our delicious monthly Petit Matin Croissant at Alliance Francaise Christchurch, 275 Cashel street!
Includes coffee, tea, lots of croissants, baguette (from Le Panier), orange juice 

Date: Saturday 27 November (9.30-11.30am)
For this particular event only: $15 general, $10 AFC members and students, $5 children.

IMPORTANT: Due to alert level 2 restrictions, it is essential to tell us if you will be attending.
The Petit Matin Croissant will be held outside if the weather is nice and in the library if not to ensure for enough distance between everyone. 

I will attend and pay on-site in cash I will attend and pay on-site in cash

  $15 Adult $15 Adult $10 AFC Member $10 AFC Member $5 Child $5 Child

Important: event postponed

Apéro-Quiz on Drinks

Friday 18 February 2022, from 5.30pm Bilingual French/English Quiz on Drinks! 


    Due to  the limited amount of registrations and the absence of Beaujolais Nouveau this year (too costly to import with the COVID situation), this Apéro-Quiz (meant to be during our Open House) had to be postponed.

    While playing the quiz, you will enjoy delicious nibbles as well as the incontournable glass of wine!

    Where: 275 Cashel Street, City Centre
    When: Friday in March from 5.30pm (date TBC)

    Loup-garous, contes en français

    If you are interested in playing Loup-garou and/or listening to stories, kindly register below!

    From 2  to 3pm

    I will attend! I will attend!

    We are really grateful to our partners for their  support and the prizes given for the raffle!

    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

    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.

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    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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