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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.

Most of our events are held at our clubrooms at 15 Bond Street, behind the Exchange post office. Everyone is welcome… come and practice your French!

Our regular meetings (and opening hours) are:

  • Soirée Crêpes – Pancakes night: 2nd Thursday of the month from 6.30pm – 2ème jeudi du mois à partir de 18h30
  • Le p’tit déj – French Brunch: 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month from 10:30am – 1er et 3ème samedi du mois à partir de 10h30
  • Soirée Cinéma  Movie night: 4th Friday of the month from 6pm – 4ème vendredi du mois à partir de 18h00

From time to time, we do change the day of those events not to clash with some other events, so please contact us beforehand or check our FB page to be sure we’ll be there.For more information, email info@afdunedin.org.nz.

  • 17 Aug 2021 10:26 | Anonymous

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    Languages and Cultures French Programme Teaching Fellow Dr Christiane Leurquin has become the first Pacific person to receive the Fédération des Alliances Françaises de Nouvelle-Zélande’s John Dunmore Medal, for distinguished contribution to knowledge of the French language and culture in the Pacific, most notably New Caledonia.

    [Article published by Otago University]

  • 25 May 2021 17:33 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Come to the Dunedin Club with us on the 10th June for a fancy evening of spirit tasting with Theo Arndt from Cardrona Distillery. You'll be welcomed with a French Martini and Theo will share a range of drinks with you throughout the evening meal. More details and registration info here.

  • 4 May 2021 10:53 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Enrolments are open for our Term 2 classes, which start the week of the 10th May!

    We have classes for all ages and abilities, so check out our pages for Adult Classes and Childrens Classes for details and links to register.

    Not sure which class is right for you, or can't figure out the registration? Email us and we will help you out!

  • 23 Mar 2021 16:19 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A partir du mois d'avril, venez chaque mois regarder un film français, ou en français, à l'Alliance!

    La prochaine séance est le 23 avril à 18 heures, servie avec du popcorn! Vous pouvez apporter à manger et à boire si vous le désirez.

    From April 2021, you have another opportunity to brush up your French, meet our members, have a laugh or just relax with this new monthly event.

    Next movie night will be on 23 April @ 6pm. There will be popcorn and tea/coffee. BYO food and drinks.

    More information to come.


  • 20 Oct 2020 10:28 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Bonjour! The Adult Intermediate and Upper Intermediate (DELF B1 & B2) classes will resume next week - October 28/29th.

    Our teacher is currently in managed isolation following his return from France.

  • 2 May 2020 09:34 | Anonymous

    Hi everyone,

    We hope that everyone is safe at while enjoying the ease on lockdown.

    The new 4-week block of French classes is starting on Monday, 4th of May.

    Information and registration is available on the following pages:

    - Adult classes 

    - Kids classes

    Bon week-end!

  • 8 Apr 2020 16:50 | Anonymous

    Even though everyone staying at home, it doesn't mean we can't enjoy good crêpes. So tomorrow, head to your kitchen, gather some ingredients and make some delicious crêpes! Here's the original recipe from Vito :

    100 g farine/flour
    1 œuf/egg
    15 mls (1 Tbsp) huile ou beurre / vegetable oil or butter
    200 mls lait/milk
    ¼ tsp sel/salt
    ½ tsp sucre/sugar

    In a blender, whizz all together for 30 seconds.
    Rest for 30 minutes before using.

    Makes about 5 crepes, so multiply as needed.

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    For those who prefer cooking videos, you can check this video out to learn how to make crêpes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bX6ghyT6Ig0

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    Take photos and share them here so we can keep the crêpe spirit alive during the lockdown!

  • 2 Apr 2020 16:24 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Bonjour a tous,

    We know some of you are bored at home or perhaps you need a break from your families every so often, so we are now offering AF classes in 4-week block classes for the duration of Alert Level 4.

    You can enrol for Kids Classes here and Adult classes here.

    All classes will be taught via Zoom, so you don't need to go anywhere. All you need is an internet connection!

    Covid-19 Ecole a la maison MS et GS - Home | Facebook

  • 24 Mar 2020 11:55 | Anonymous

    As you all know, non-essential businesses are getting shut down during the quarantine.

    We're sad to announce that as a result, Alliance Française will be closed until further notice.


    However, we will try to share with everyone some ressources so you can spend your time at home learning more about French language and culture, and have a few moments away from the current situation.

    Stay tuned as we're working to get this initiative ready.


    Stay safe and STAY HOME, this is the best you can do to protect your and others life, and to reduce the time needed to a regular situation.


  • 11 Mar 2020 10:58 | Anonymous

    There will be no Crêpes evening tomorrow, instead it will be the opening night gala of the amazing French Film Festival at Reading Cinema!
    Come hungry for the delicious nibble and great wine by Southern Clams.

    Reading Cinema, Thu 12 Mar, Gala from 6.30pm, film starts at 8.00pm. Tickets $35 general public, $25 AF members.

    Tickets can be purchased directly from the Reading Cinemas Dunedin website: readingcinemas.co.nz/locations/theatre/dunedin


    More info on the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/757756921416596/

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