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Founded in 1890, the Alliance Française de Melbourne (AFM) is an Australian not-for-profit association dedicated to the promotion of the French language and culture. It is also the largest language school for French in Victoria with an average of 3,000 students per year.

COVID safety

Our COVID safety measures are constantly updated to ensure the safety our AFM community.

Children’s classes will return in-person at our St Kilda campus from 6 November. Parents of Pre-schoolers must be double-vaccinated.

Adults and Teens classes will remain online until the end of the year to allow enough time for all our students, staff and independent contractors to be double-vaccinated.

2022 French courses

Good news! We are back on-site in 2022 with classes in St Kilda (for children) and in CBD & South Yarra (for adults and teens). 

Enjoying online learning? Online classes will be also available! Receive the full experience and benefits of learning French from home. 

Learn French

Fancy learning French?

Here 5 reasons to start your French journey with AFM (number 5 will surprise you).

Our classes

Already know which class to take? Access our course selector & enrol here.

Not sure about your level in French? Book an oral assessment here.

Next sessions

  • Summer Intensive courses starting in 17 & 24 January, enrol now
  • Term 1 (10-week course) starting on w/c 31 Jan, enrol now


    “Everyone you speak to is friendly and helpful, from the staff members taking the bookings, to those assessing your level of skill, and of course, the teachers. AF est magnifique.”

      “The Alliance Française makes learning French fun and interesting. The teachers are enthusiastic and encouraging. The class is a high point of my week!”

      Live & Love French

      Live French (What's on)

      Discover our events to live your best French life, in Melbourne and online.

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      Acknowledgement of country

      We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which the Alliance Française de Melbourne is located, the Bunurong Boon Wurrung and Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung peoples of the Eastern Kulin Nation, and we recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay respect to their elders, past, present and emerging.


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