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Do you love all things French? Join Marion for our special 'Taste of France' course starting in June, the perfect way to delve into the French culture and boost your language skills!  

Not available on Saturdays? Looking for a beginner course? Pas de panique, we have plenty of online options!

Browse our courses and treat yourself to a weekly French escape.


Live your best French life

Discover 7 ways to enjoy the French lifestyle around Bendigo in our dedicated blog article!



Discover 'Paris: Impressions of Life 1880-1925'

Art exhibition at Bendigo Art Gallery

From the renowned collection of the Musée Carnavalet – History of Paris, the iconic museum of the history of Paris
16 March - 14 July 2024.

A journey through the lively and picturesque streets of historic Paris, this exhibition reflects on an effervescent period of great social change, urban development and artistic innovation which shaped the French capitale. 


French Conversations session

Workshop by Alliance Française de Melbourne at Bendigo Art Gallery 

Come and sample a taste of the French language and learn more about Paris, the City of Light during a special 1.5-hour with our French tutor Marion. 

Saturday 25 May | 2 - 3.30 PM
Bookings on Bendigo Art Gallery website

French classes in Bendigo

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(A2) Intermediate

A Taste of France - Intermediate (A2)

8-week courses for adults

Do you love all things French?

Whether your interest in the French language and culture is for travel, work, or just because you love it, this 'Taste of France' course is the perfect way to delve into the French culture and boost your language skills!

Focusing on a different cultural theme each week, discussion topics will include: French lifestyle, traditions, travel destinations, arts, and gastronomy. As well as immersing yourself in the French culture, you will have the opportunity to improve your language skills and boost your confidence through practical exercises led by your expert native-speaking French tutor. This is the perfect course to learn in a relaxed, sociable environment and add a French touch to your week. On vous attend!

*Bonus Offer* - Enrolment in this course includes a free entry to the exhibition, Paris: Impressions of Life 1880-1925, at Bendigo Art Gallery.


No textbook required; all material will be provided.  

This course is suitable for students with an intermediate level of French, equivalent to Intermediate 1 to Intermediate 5. Not sure about your level? Book a free oral assessment or take an online placement test today
Pace: 2 hours per week over 8 weeks

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(A1) Beginner

Beginner 1

8-week courses for adults

Are you a complete beginner in French?

Bienvenue /Welcome! Join us to start your French learning journey and gain solid foundations in the French language and culture. During this course, you will master the basics of French grammar and vocabulary and begin to have simple conversations with your classmates. An exciting start lies ahead.


Among other topics, you will cover:

  •          Greetings and introductions
  •          Describing yourself
  •          Sharing information
  •          Expressing your likes and dislikes


This class is for complete beginners with no experience of French. If you already speak a little French, even if you learned a long time ago, please book a free level assessment or take an online placement test to find out which level is the most suitable for you.


Course Materials
Our course fees do not include textbooks. Follow the link to find the required course materials on the AFM Book list


Pace: 2 hours per week over 8 weeks

Beginner 1

9-week courses for adults

Are you a complete beginner in French?

Bienvenue /Welcome! Join us to start your French learning journey and gain solid foundations in the French language and culture. During this course, you will master the basics of French grammar and vocabulary and begin to have simple conversations with your classmates. An exciting start lies ahead.


Among other topics, you will cover:

  •          Greetings and introductions
  •          Describing yourself
  •          Sharing information
  •          Expressing your likes and dislikes


This class is for complete beginners with no experience of French. If you already speak a little French, even if you learned a long time ago, please book a free level assessment or take an online placement test to find out which level is the most suitable for you.


Course Materials
Our course fees do not include textbooks. Follow the link to find the required course materials on the AFM Book list


Pace: 2 hours per week over 9 weeks

Beginner 3

9-week courses for adults

You have a strong grasp of the foundations of French grammar, and a good range of vocabulary.

It's time to build on those skills and start using more descriptions in French, including: how we dress, tell a story, describe our habits etc.


 Among other grammar topics, this class will cover: 

  •          Conjugating key verbs
  •          Speaking about the past
  •          Questions
  •          Obligation and possibility using the verbs devoir and pouvoir

 

Beginner 3 is for students who have completed Beginner 2, or who have been assessed at this level prior to enrolling. Unsure about your level? Book a free level assessment or take an online placement test today.


Course Materials

Our course fees do not include textbooks. You will find the course materials for your class on the AFM Book list


Pace: 2 hours per week over 9 weeks

Beginner 4

8-week courses for adults

You’ve mastered the basics and are making good progress in French!

In this course, you will expand your vocabulary by talking about family, health, housing, and giving your opinion on a range of topics.


By the end of this course, your skills will include:

  •          Making comparisons
  •          Correctly placing adjectives
  •          Using pronouns
  •          Giving instructions
  •          Speaking in the past tense

 

Beginner 4 is for students who have completed Beginner 3, or who have been assessed at this level prior to enrolling. Unsure about your level? Book a free level assessment or take an online placement test today.


Course Materials

Our course fees do not include textbooks. You will find the course materials for your class on the AFM Book list


Pace: 2 hours per week over 8 weeks

Beginner 5

8-week courses for adults

 As you approach the end of our Beginner program, your French is moving to the next level.

In this session, you will consolidate your knowledge and see how far you have come. As your language skills and confidence develop, so too will your pronunciation and understanding of the French language and culture. Keep going, next stop, Intermediate 1!

Among other topics, this course will focus on:

  •          Revising verb tenses
  •          Pronouns
  •          Discussing quantity using the pronoun en
  •          Asking for information and understanding announcements
  •          Organising and celebrating events 


Beginner 5
is for students who have completed Beginner 4, or who have been assessed at this level prior to enrolling. Unsure about your level? Book a free level assessment or take an online placement test today.


Course Materials

Our course fees do not include textbooks. You will find the course materials for your class on the AFM Book list


Pace: 2 hours per week over 8 weeks

French For Travellers (Beginner) - Special Event: Olympic Games

4-week courses for adults

Get set for Paris 2024! Dive into the French language and culture with this short course focusing on the Olympic Games. Whether you are travelling to Paris, are an avid sports fan, or just want to add a touch of French to your Olympic experience, this is perfect class for you. Join us to learn some essential French phrases and discover how The Games will play out against the backdrop of some of Paris’s most iconic historical and cultural sites.


During this highly interactive course, we will focus on a different theme each week:

  • Welcome to Paris
  • Do you speak “Paris”?
  • Let’s talk about sports!
  • Focus on the Olympic spirit (including: values, historical moments, and how to cheer on your team in French) 


This class is suitable for students from Beginner 2 to Beginner 5, or who have been assessed at this level. 

All material provided - no textbooks required.

If you already speak a little French, even if you learned a long time ago, please book a free level assessment or take an online placement test to find out which level is the most suitable for you.


Pace: 2 hours per day over 4 weeks
(A2) Intermediate

French For Travellers (Intermediate) - Special Event: Olympic Games

4-week courses for adults

Get set for Paris 2024! Dive into the French language and culture with this short course focusing on the Olympic Games. Whether you are travelling to Paris, are an avid sports fan, or just want to add a touch of French to your Olympic experience, this is perfect class for you. Join us to brush up your French and discover how The Games will play out against the backdrop of some of Paris’s most iconic historical and cultural sites.


During this highly interactive course, we will focus on a different theme each week:

  • Welcome to Paris
  • Do you speak “Paris”?
  • Let’s talk about sports!
  • Focus on the Olympic spirit (including: values, historical moments, and how to cheer on your team in French) 


This class is suitable for students from Intermediate 2 to Intermediate 5, or who have been assessed at this level. 

All material provided - no textbooks required.

If you already speak a little French, even if you learned a long time ago, please book a free level assessment or take an online placement test to find out which level is the most suitable for you.


Pace: 2 hours per day over 4 weeks

Intermediate 1

8-week courses for adults

You’ve mastered the basics, it’s time to take your French to the next level.

In this class, you will begin to use more complex grammar structures allowing you to add more depth and detail to your conversations and writing in French.
 

Alongside the cultural themes of social media, education, and the world of work, grammar topics will include:

  •          The imperative
  •          Direct and indirect pronouns
  •          Making comparisons
  •          The passage of time
  •          Obligation: il faut, devoir, etc


Intermediate 1
is for students who have completed Beginner 5, or who have been assessed at this level prior to enrolling. Unsure about your level? Book a free level assessment or take an online placement test today.

Course Materials

Our course fees do not include textbooks. You will find the course materials for your class on the AFM Book List


Pace: 2 hours per week over 8 weeks

Intermediate 3

9-week courses for adults

As you become more proficient in the French language, your ability to express yourself is improving steadily.

During this course, you will expand your vocabulary by telling a story, talking about change, giving and receiving news, and recommendations, and expressing a wish.

Grammar points will include:

         The past tenses

         Cause and effect

         Discussing quantity

         Giving instructions

         The conditional tense
 

Intermediate 3 is for students who have completed Intermediate 2, or who have been assessed at this level prior to enrolling. Unsure about your level? Book a free level assessment or take an online placement test today.


Course Materials

Our course fees do not include textbooks. You will find the course materials for your class on the AFM Book List.   


Pace: 2 hours per week over 9 weeks

Intermediate 4

9-week courses for adults

In this course, we will work on expressing opinions, and giving explanations and advice.


The cultural focus of this course will be anglicisms and the French language.

Building on your knowledge of French grammar, topics in this session will include:

         Revising the past, present and future tenses

         Present subjunctive

         Distinguishing indefinite adjectives from indefinite pronouns

         Conjugating verbs porter, jouer, and prendre

 

Intermediate 4 is for students who have completed Intermediate 3, or who have been assessed at this level prior to enrolling. Unsure about your level? Book a free level assessment or take an online placement test today.
 

Course Materials
Our course fees do not include textbooks. You will find the course materials for your class on the AFM Book List.   


Pace: 2 hours per week over 9 weeks
(B1) Independent

DELF Training - Tout Public - B1 /B2

8-week courses for adults

Are you considering sitting the DELF B1 or B2 (adults) exam this year? If so, this course is for you. 

Join us for this DELF B1/ B2 exam preparation course, which will help improve your written and spoken French in time for the DELF exams. This course is designed for students who have completed our B1 or B2-level classes (Independent 4 and /or Grammar & Conversation B1+ or B2 classes) or who have been assessed prior to enrolling.  

During this course, you will become familiar with the format of the DELF exam and how you can excel in the tests. Using past exam papers, practical exercises, and advice from our expert tutors, you will practise the 4 skills of the language: listening, reading, writing, and speaking.

Required course material:  

B1 candidates
DELF 100% Réussite B1 Nouvelles Epreuves, ed. 2021 - ISBN:9782278102532 - Publisher: Didier

B2 candidates
DELF 100% Réussite B2 Nouvelles Epreuves. 2nd ed, 2022. - ISBN: 9782278102549 - Publisher: Didier


Our course fees do not include books. The textbook can be purchased from our partner, Intext Book Company

Intext pricing includes a generous 20% DISCOUNT on the RRP for AFM textbooks.

Intext offers FREE postage to AFM students. Enter the code AF-MELB at the checkout to receive this benefit


Unsure about your level? Book a free level assessment or take an online placement test today.


Pace: 2 hours per week over 8 weeks

Grammar & Conversation Independent B1+

9-week courses for adults

Are you aiming to improve your fluency in spoken French and keep your grammar in ship shape? This course will help you do both!

With a focus on speaking skills, we will help boost your confidence and fluency by engaging in conversations and debates on a range of cultural topics and current affairs. Not forgetting the importance of grammar in achieving an advanced level of French, we will also revise and consolidate the main grammar points covered in B1. Reinforce your comprehension and expression through listening, speaking, reading and writing activities.

We recommend spending one year in Conversation & Grammar B1+ before moving to a B2 class. 

All material provided - no textbooks required.

This course is for students who have completed our Independent 4 class, or who have been assessed at this level. Not sure of your level? Take a free level assessment or online placement test today. .


Pace: 2 hours per week over 9 weeks
(B2) Advanced

DELF Training - Tout Public - B1 /B2

8-week courses for adults

Are you considering sitting the DELF B1 or B2 (adults) exam this year? If so, this course is for you. 

Join us for this DELF B1/ B2 exam preparation course, which will help improve your written and spoken French in time for the DELF exams. This course is designed for students who have completed our B1 or B2-level classes (Independent 4 and /or Grammar & Conversation B1+ or B2 classes) or who have been assessed prior to enrolling.  

During this course, you will become familiar with the format of the DELF exam and how you can excel in the tests. Using past exam papers, practical exercises, and advice from our expert tutors, you will practise the 4 skills of the language: listening, reading, writing, and speaking.

Required course material:  

B1 candidates
DELF 100% Réussite B1 Nouvelles Epreuves, ed. 2021 - ISBN:9782278102532 - Publisher: Didier

B2 candidates
DELF 100% Réussite B2 Nouvelles Epreuves. 2nd ed, 2022. - ISBN: 9782278102549 - Publisher: Didier


Our course fees do not include books. The textbook can be purchased from our partner, Intext Book Company

Intext pricing includes a generous 20% DISCOUNT on the RRP for AFM textbooks.

Intext offers FREE postage to AFM students. Enter the code AF-MELB at the checkout to receive this benefit


Unsure about your level? Book a free level assessment or take an online placement test today.


Pace: 2 hours per week over 8 weeks

Grammar & Conversation Advanced (B2)

9-week courses for adults

Are you aiming to improve your fluency in spoken French and keep your grammar in ship shape? This course will help you do both!

With a focus on speaking skills, we will help boost your confidence and fluency by engaging in conversations and debates on a range of cultural topics and current affairs. Not forgetting the importance of grammar in maintaining an advanced level of French, we will focus on B2-level language structures. Join us to reinforce your comprehension and expression through listening, speaking, reading and writing activities.

All material provided - no textbooks required.

We recommend spending one year in Conversation & Grammar B2 before moving to a B2/C1 class. 

This course is for students who have completed four terms in Conversation & Grammar B1+, or who have been assessed at this level. Not sure of your level? Take a free level assessment or online placement test today. 


Pace: 2 hours per week over 9 weeks

Grammar & Conversation Advanced/Expert (B2/C1)

9-week courses for adults

Join us for this conversation class to discuss all things French culture!

During this course you will improve your fluency and enhance your knowledge of the French culture. Working with your native-speaking French tutor, you and your classmates will maintain your advanced level of French through discussions and debates on a range of cultural topics and current affairs. With subjects varying from, gastronomy and art to popular culture, the media, and technology or travel, there is something for everyone. Venez bavarder ... and immerse yourself in the French culture right here in Melbourne!.


This class is suitable for students with a B2/C1 level of French. Not sure of your level? Book a free level assessment or take an online placement test today


Pace: 2 hours per week over 9 weeks
(C1) Expert

Grammar & Conversation Advanced/Expert (B2/C1)

9-week courses for adults

Join us for this conversation class to discuss all things French culture!

During this course you will improve your fluency and enhance your knowledge of the French culture. Working with your native-speaking French tutor, you and your classmates will maintain your advanced level of French through discussions and debates on a range of cultural topics and current affairs. With subjects varying from, gastronomy and art to popular culture, the media, and technology or travel, there is something for everyone. Venez bavarder ... and immerse yourself in the French culture right here in Melbourne!.


This class is suitable for students with a B2/C1 level of French. Not sure of your level? Book a free level assessment or take an online placement test today


Pace: 2 hours per week over 9 weeks

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