Children courses general info

Our curriculum is unique, our method respects children’s learning
according to their age, level, interests and motivations.

> For 3 to 5-year olds: 

Studies show that children as young as 3 should be exposed to a foreign language as their natural abilities help them master languages rapidly and easily while boosting intellectual ability. So at Alliance francaise we have put together classes specifically designed for the youngest: our Maternelles program is aimed at children aged 3 to 5. 

Based on the French kindergarten program, it provides a fun initiation to everyday French themes through stories, songs, handicrafts, games and dancing. Children in the Maternelles classes both enjoy a playful, vibrant atmosphere as well as easily pick up French language and culture.

On a typical day, the class begins with free play. The teacher then introduces the theme of the day through a story, songs and other captivating ways. Using arts-and-crafts projects, the teacher introduces new vocabulary that will be reinforced daily through games and various fun activities. Snack time provides the children with a moment to relax, to play outside (weather permitting!) and to learn basic interactions in French. While the class is conducted entirely in French, the teachers also try their best to cater to the specific needs and abilities of each child.

Offered from 10am to 12pm every day of the week, our Maternelles program attracts dozens of children who attend their class once per week for each term. Interested to enrol your child too? E-mail reception to add your name to the waiting list.

> For children in Prep at school: a class for children who are starting to learn how to write and read!

For children who are learning to write and read, we run unique classes adapted to their abilities: our Preps program gently helps children to start to discover the French alphabet, through reading and writing some words in French! A class to discover a foreign language at the right pace.

> For 7 to 10-year olds

Children are placed in groups according to their level in French. from Children 1 (complete beginners) to Children 4, everyone is catered for. Prior enrolling, a meeting must be organised with a teacher to assess the child's level in French and to meet the team and be more familiar with the classroom.

> 2 types of courses available:

Not sure or need more info? E-mail  Janina. Merci !

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St Kilda branch:
51 Grey Street, ST KILDA
Tel : 03 9525 3463
Fax : 03 9525 5064

Postal Address:
PO Box 2042,

St Kilda branch opening hours:
Mon - Fri: 9am to 7pm (switchboard/reception: 9.30am to 6.30pm)
Sat: 9am to 6pm (switchboard/reception: 9am to 5.30pm).

How to find us:
Trams: 16, 96, Fitzroy Street
3, 5, 64, 67 St Kilda Junction (3, 64, 67 Alma Road)
Car park available
Wheelchair access

City branch:


Level 13, 55 Swanston St, MELBOURNE
Tel : 03 9525 3463
Fax : 03 9525 5064

City branch opening hours:
Mon - Thurs 9am to 1pm & 2pm to 6.30pm
Fri - Sat: 9am to 12pm & 1pm to 6pm

How to find us:
Trams: 1, 3, 3a, 5, 6, 8, 11, 16, 42, 48, 64, 67, 72, 109
& 112 running down Swanston St (stop: Collins St/Swanston St)
Trains: Flinders St Station is 1 block away