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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 restrictions

Following the announcements regarding Metropolitan Melbourne easing out of lockdowns over the coming weeks, please find an update regarding our classes:

  • Children’s classes will return in-person at our St Kilda campus from Saturday 6 November. Please note that both parents of Pre-schoolers need to have presented their double-vaccination certificates to AFM at least one week before in-person classes commence
  • 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, for the safety of all the AFM community

Don't worry, you will be able to enjoy the full experience and benefits of learning French from home thanks to our online classes.

Thank you so much for your support and patience in these challenging times.

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Our classes

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

NEW: new class for complete beginners (A1.1) starting on Saturday 16 October! Last chance to enrol!

COMING SOON: Express courses starting on w/c 8 November. 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!”

      Testimonials from students enrolled in Term 2 2021

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      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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