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Parlez-vous Français?

Would you like to be able to communicate with a French speaking partner or family member? Do you want to build a foundation before you travel to France? Or maybe you learnt some French at school and you would like to give it another go ? Everybody has their own good reasons to learn French, but if you're still hesitating, here is some information that you might find useful.

French for kids

French for teens

French for adults

Why learning French with us?

A tradition of excellence

Founded in 1959, Alliance Française Christchurch is a charity that belongs to the world's largest network of French language schools and cultural centres. We have strong ties with Christchurch community and a tradition of excellence in our presentation of language and cultural activities.

We are the experts at teaching French

As the official centre for French language and culture, we take teaching seriously. Our loyal teachers are all native French speaker & highly qualified university graduates. We make sure to only hire candidates who hold Masters in Teaching French as a Foreign Laguage or Masters in Languages. Our staff also receive regular onsite training and follows up-to-date methods.


Students' satisfaction

" A fantastic and fun environment to learn French. These guys offer so many fabulous ways to immerse oneself in the language from yoga to dance to drama and naturally traditional evening and day classes. There is also many opportunities to try French cuisine and wines and their croissant morning breakfasts every month bring a charming group of Francophiles together."

Thomas Edward King



We bring French culture to you

More than just classes or private lessons, we organise regular quality cultural events and make a point of bringing culture into your classroom. Literature, wine tastings, talks, film, patisserie workshops, specialist workshops, games, art exhibition and children activites too. 

Do not miss our events such as “Les Petits Matins Croissants” with a lovely breakfast, and "Le French Guest" with a different French guest each month.

We have a prime location & modern premises

We are located on Cashel Street, Central Christchurch for ease of access and have a free onsite car park. Our modern, fully-equipped &  comfortable classrooms will ensure that you have a pleasant experience. 


A great diversity of resources

You will benefit from a great choice of books, magazines & DVDs available in our library, our online library Culturethèque, and free access/discounted rates to our cultural and social events.

Become a member

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