Bienvenue ! Welcome!

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

Due to the current lockdown in Melbourne, we shall continue to deliver all AFM classes online. The in-person classes will resume when it will be safely possible.

Don't worry, you will be able to enjoy the full experience and benefits of learning French from home thanks to our online classes. Our qualified teachers will help you achieve your language goals in a friendly and social environment, just like sitting in a classroom!

We appreciate the immense support and patience of our AFM community in these challenging times. Merci & Prenez soin de vous !

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 now.

Next sessions:

  • Spring Holidays Intensive courses (1 week) start on 17 September
  • Term 4 (10 weeks ) start on w/c 4 October


    “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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      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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