French Courses

If you want to learn or practice French in Palmerston North, do not hesitate further, Alliance Française Palmerston North is the right place for you.

Located on the first floor of Square Edge, the premises offer a pleasant and spacious environment for a wide range of French courses for all ages, levels and needs. Whether you are starting French or are already proficient, you will always find a class to suit your schedule. Classes are held during the daytime and in the evening, as well as on week-ends.

Our dynamic classes are taught in small groups by experienced and qualified native French-speaking teachers. They focus mainly on communication so that our students learn to interact as confidently as possible with French speakers.

Our classrooms are all equipped with interactive whiteboards to enhance our students’ learning. 

Alliance Française Palmerston North offers a large range of French language and cultural activities allowing you to practise your French and immerse yourself in the cultures of France and French-speaking countries. You also have access to a French community library where you can borrow French books, DVDs and CDs.

Alliance Française Palmerston North is also an official examination centre for international French tests & diplomas, and all our courses follow the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Explore our French Classes

Hybrid and Online Classes

Want to learn French but can't make it to class in person? All of our classes are now hybrid*!


Learn and practise French in a friendly and convivial atmosphere. From beginner to advanced, we have the appropriate class to match your level and your goals.

Children And Teenagers

Encourage your children’s natural ability for languages. These classes provide a structured routine that is both dynamic and interactive.

High School Students

A range of courses dedicated to 13-18 year old students who study French at school and wish to BOOST their learning in order to achieve best results.


Native French teachers from the Alliance Française Palmerston North can come to your school during the day or for after school French lessons.

Private Tuition

If our group classes do not suit you, we also offer private and semi-private classes (up to 4 students).

Corporate Tuition

We can organise French language tuition at your office or any other location of your choice, tailored to your needs and schedule, for groups or individuals.

Classes for Francophones

We offer free literacy classes* to French-speaking refugees and migrants. 

*Membership required.

School Holiday Programmes

We run special programmes for children and teenagers during school holidays.

NCEA Preparation Workshops

These workshops aim to provide practical tools and strategies to help unpack more difficult sentences and improve comprehension skills for both spoken and written texts.

DELF/DALF Preparation Workshops

DELF/DALF preparation workshops help you prepare for the different parts of the examinations and are available for all levels.

Adults Intensive Holiday Course

We run intensive holiday courses for adults during the school holidays and is designed to make you learn the basics faster.

Special Workshops

We offer special workshops for adults during the school holidays, designed to support ongoing learning and help you upgrade your skills to take your French to the next level!

French for Travellers

If you are planning a trip to a French-speaking country and want to make a difference with some knowledge of the local language, why not try this class?

Conversation Groups

Learn and practise your French in a relaxed and convivial atmosphere with our conversation groups.

Term Dates and Schedule of Classes

We offer term courses, holiday courses and special one-off workshops.

Course Prices

View our course pricing for all types of classes, workshops and private tuition.

Join Us

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