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.

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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.

L'Alliance Française de Christchurch recrute des professeurs !

We are seeking native French speakers who are qualified teachers of French as a foreign language or hold a university degree. Candidates with successful experiences teaching adults and/or children will be highly valued. The positions are on a casual basis (Monday to Saturday, with varying hours) and involves teaching children and adults ranging from beginner to advanced level during school terms. The applicants will be motivated with a keen interest in encouraging and inspiring students to be curious about the cultures of France and other French speaking countries. Please note that all applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa (including WHV) and the ability to start ASAP. Covid vaccination mandatory as well.

Send your application with your resume and a short, concise cover letter to the following email address

Click here to see the job description

What's On

French Film Festival

The French Film Festival Aotearoa is back in Christchurch on 23 June 2022! This year's line-up includes a fantastic selection of hilarious new comedies, strong dramas, romance and much more.

📅 23 June - 10 July 2022
📍 Academy Gold cinema / Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū / Deluxe Cinemas / Lumieres Cinemas

Book your tickets here.

Download the full programme here.

Fête de la musique & Apéro-quiz

🎵 Venez célébrer la fête de la musique avec un apéro-quiz et concert franco-brésilien! 🎵

Every year since 1982, French people gather in the streets of the country to enjoy free concerts and celebrate the arrival of summer.
This year again we want to share this event, an important part of the French culture, with you.

For this special occasion, we will welcome Marianne and her partner Julien who will be performing some traditional Brazilian music. Perfect to warm up our coldest nights!

📅 Friday 17th June
⏰ From 5pm
📍 At our premises, 275 Cashel Street, Christchurch Central

$18 Non member
$10 AFC Member
$5 Child

It is essential to register as we have limited places:


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

July 6th August 3rd 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 30 July
⏰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:




In a fun atmosphere, practice thinking and diving deep into your brain to pull out French words for SCRABBLE.

📅 Join us every third Wednesday
📍at Alliance Française, 275 Cashel St.
👉 AFC Members attend for free; a suggested Koha donation for others.

2022 Dates

 August 17th / September 21st /October 19th /November 16th
Please note that there is no scrabble in January, April, July and December.


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 cultur

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