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Parlez-vous Francais ?

Beginner, intermediate, fluent ... test your skills ! 

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


If you are a complete beginner, skip this test and register for any A0 French class.


Step 1: Take our online test 

Step 2: Chat with our expert teacher
This short conversation in French will help our teacher assess your speaking skills and place you in the right level. The chat can take place over the phone or in person.

Step 3: Register for 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.


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 achievements of learners of foreign languages.


For complete beginners and those with some basic knowledge.

Regular A1 courses or specialised classes throughout the year : French for Travellers, French Pronunciation and DELF A1 Preparation


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

Regular A2 courses or specialised classes : Conversation First Steps, French through Music, Revision & Conversation and DELF A2 Preparation


For independent users who can maintain interactions

Regular B1 courses or specialised classes :  French Theatre, Arts & Culture, French Grammar & Conversation, Current Affairs and DELF B1 Preparation 


For advanced speakers who can communicate spontaneously

Regular B2 courses or specialised classes : Regions of France, Advanced Conversation, French Cinema, Literature & Writing, French & Francophone History and DELF B2 Preparation


For people who can speak fluently and spontaneously

Regular C1 classes or specialised classes : Current Affairs, French Cinema, Introduction to Philosophy, Arts & Culture, Sciences & Technology, Comment & Debate and DALF C1 Preparation