Our Approach

With decades of experience and branches all over the world, the Alliance Française truly is the point of reference for learning French as a Foreign Language. We will accompany you on your way to achieving French language fluency!

We use the most modern and efficient methods on the market to accelerate your learning, making use of new technologies as well as a wide range of cultural activities to facilitate and enrich your learning experience. We also offer flexible options adapted to your needs and budget. Whether your motives are personal, vocational or part of a structured learning plan, the Alliance Française will help you find the appropriate programme. Furthermore, we can design and run a special in-house course for you, based on the following fundamental principles: mutually defined objectives, flexibility, French savoir-faire, and state-of-the-art teaching techniques.

The Alliance Française follows the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, which classifies language proficiency according to 6 levels, from beginner (A1) to bilingual (C2). Learn more about the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages


Why choose the Alliance Française?


For more than 60 years, we have been the reference centre for learning French. Benifitting from regular, comprehensive taining, our teachers are experienced and highly qualified to teach French as a Foreign Language.

The authentic experience

More than simply offering language courses, our aim is to provide an authentic and comprehensive learning and cultural experience. A wide range of social and cultural activities are proposed throughout the year, giving you the opportunity to interact with other students and French-speakers. We also subscribe to a variety of French magazines and periodicals, available to loan from our extensive multimedia resource centre.

International recognition

The Alliance Française is currently the only French language training centre in South Africa recognised by the French Department of Foreign Affairs. The quality of our curriculum, as well as our exams, is recognised world-wide.


From in-house groups to individual classes, we pride ourselves on being able to adapt to your needs. You can enroll for a class at any level (A1-C2), in accordance with our online placement test. In terms of class schedules, we offer courses from 7:00 am to 8:30 pm. Private classes can be offered at any time, according to the availability of our teachers.