Terms and conditions

The following terms and conditions apply to use of the Alliance Française Christchurch website; and services offered by the Alliance Française Christchurch (also referred to as "the Alliance").

Conditions of enrolment

You do not have to hold a current Alliance Française Christchurch membership for enrolment in any courses. Payment of the Alliance Française membership fee entitles you to a wide variety of services for a year from the date of purchase. The Alliance membership is not refundable.

The Alliance Française reserves the right to divide, combine or cancel any class, should it be deemed necessary.

Payment and fees

Group lessons:

  • Fees are due before the start of the term. You will be charged an additional 10 per cent if you have not paid within the first 2 weeks of the term.
  • If a course does not reach a minimum number of 4 students or is for some other unavoidable reason cancelled by the Alliance, the fee will be refunded in full.

Private lessons:

  • Each lesson must be arranged and paid for in advance. You and the teacher must agree upon a specific date and time via e-mail.
  • You can choose to pay by internet banking or in person by cash, cheque or credit card.

Withdrawal / Cancellation policy

Group lessons:

  • If you wish to withdraw, please inform us by email more than a week before the course is due to start.
  • If you wish to withdraw within three weeks (i.e. within the first three classes) after the beginning of the course, you will be entitled to a 50% refund of course fees, provided that we are advised immediately.
  • The Alliance Française applies a strict no refund policy for any student who withdraws more than three weeks after the beginning of the course.

Private lessons:

  • Cancellation of any lesson must occur more than 24 hours prior to the scheduled lesson time. Failure to notify Alliance Française Christchurch of a lesson cancellation prior to 24 hours before the scheduled lesson time will result in a full fee being charged for the lesson. All notification must be done by email and sent to both the Alliance Française Christchurch Administration (enquiries@afchristchurch.org.nz) and the teacher.
  • If you arrive more than 15 minutes after the scheduled start of the lesson it will be considered an untimely cancellation and no refund will be given.
  • All lessons purchased from Alliance Française Christchurch are valid during the calendar year of the purchase.

Credit / Discount

Under exceptional circumstances, credit may be considered.

  • For urgent medical reasons affecting you or your close family members (a medical certificate may be required).
  • Credit will only be issued if we have been informed beforehand in writing and will be valid for the term specified on the letter of credit.
  • Classes paid for with a credit note cannot be re-credited.
  • Returning students who cannot commit to the entire course may be allowed to join at a discounted rate if they are going to miss 2 or more consecutive classes. The discount will be of 10% for 2 missed classes, 15% for 3 missed classes, or 20% for 4 or more missed classes. Request for discounted enrolments must be made in writing to the following email address: enquiries@afchristchurch.org.nz. No other discount applies.


Alliance Française Christchurch makes every effort to ensure that course information supplied is correct at all times. It reserves the right to change fees and tutors when necessary. All attempts will be made to notify enrolled students of changes.
Students may need to purchase textbooks or materials at an additional cost, unless otherwise specified.

Privacy Statement

Protecting your privacy and personal information is important to Alliance Française Christchurch. It is, however, important for Alliance Française Christchurch to collect certain personal information from you so that we can offer you effective and efficient service.

We will only collect information from you with your knowledge and consent; only use personal information provided by you for the purpose/s for which it was collected; we will not disclose your personal information to a third party without your prior consent; we will ensure that your personal information is not disclosed to other institutions except if required by law or other regulation; and we will remove your personal information from our system when it is no longer required.

You can gain access to the personal information we have about you, and provide any necessary corrections by emailing enquiries@afchristchurch.org.nz.

Data security

The security of your data is taken very seriously. All credit card information is passed through to the eWAY payment gateway for card processing.  eWAY is PCI/DSS 3.0 certified. Credit card numbers and CVV codes are not stored. All customer information is transmitted via SSL. In addition, the hosting environment implements a wide array of additional security measures to protect your data.

General Disclaimer

Alliance Française Christchurch makes every effort to ensure that the information on this website is correct at all times. We reserve the right to amend these terms and conditions at any future date and any changes will be posted on this page.
Last updated: 2 December 2020

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