Placement test

Have you learnt French before but are not sure of your level?
Take the
FREE Alliance Française placement test to ensure that you get started at the right level.

Thank you for your interest in learning French with the Alliance Française Christchurch!

To help you to identify your language proficiency and register for a French class that fits your needs, please take our online placement test below. Our expert teachers will get back to you as soon as possible with a tailored learning plan. 

How it works

Step 1: Take our online test

This placement test will enable us to have a better grasp and understanding of both your level and your needs and will allow us to recommend the best course for you.

Take the free online test here.

Step 2: Chat with an expert teacher

This short conversation in French will help our teacher assess your speaking skills and place you in the right level. This chat can take place over the phone or in person.
Call (03) 365 8370 or email to let us make your appointment !

Step 3: Register your class

After the evaluation is completed, the teacher will recommend a class and help you navigate your options.

Browse our course catalogue and register online or in person.

What does my level mean?

At the Alliance Française Christchurch, we use the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL) which is the most recognised guideline used to describe the achievements of foreign language learners.


For complete beginners and those with some basic knowledge.

Regular A1 courses or specialised classes throughout the year: Grammar, French Pronunciation, etc.
and DELF A1 Preparation


For those with basic French knowledge, who can communicate in a simple way.

Regular A2 courses or specialised classes and DELF A2 Preparation


For independent users who can maintain interactions.

Regular B1 courses, Conversation classes and DELF B1 Preparation 


For advanced speakers who can communicate spontaneously.

Regular B2 courses, Conversation classes and DELF B2 Preparation


For people who can speak fluently and spontaneously.

Regular C1 classes or specialised classes and DALF C1 Preparation

Become a member

Become a member of Alliance Française de Christchurch for exclusive offers and discounts.