About Us

The Alliance Française is a worldwide, non-profit network of associations dedicated to promote French language and culture abroad. The first Alliance was founded in Paris in 1883. There are now 1081 Alliances Françaises in 135 countries including 11 in New Zealand, teaching 400,000 students of French at all levels.

The Alliance Française Dunedin

The Alliance Française Dunedin is a centre for French language and French culture. Although some of our events are in French, most are bilingual. Members do not have to be fluent in French to take advantage of our various activities.

Alliance française de Dunedin is an accredited centre for DELF/DALF examinations. Please contact us if you have any queries.

What do we offer?

French classes from toddlers to adults:

French classes are offered for all levels and ages (from 1 y.o onwards) all year round. The classes give the opportunity to learn and practise a contemporary and useful French in a small group or on a one on one basis. These classes usually take place in our premises but can be held as well outside the Alliance.

Regular social events:

Regular events are organised and we promote French language and culture through conferences, talks, meetings with artists, concerts, dinners, breakfasts “à la Française”, quiz evenings……

Special events:

Bastille Day. Children/Family-friendly events including Junior Cinema, Kids’ Christmas party, Easter Egg Hunt, petanque…

French movie:

French movies galore with French documentary season, the regular screening at the AF clubrooms and the Library lending movies to members.

Newsletter:

Our bilingual newsletter includes a programme of forthcoming activities; regular columns on books, films and articles on French activities in Dunedin.