Alliance Française de Canberra

The French specialists in Canberra since 1944, Alliance Française offer private or small group classes for all ages and levels.


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French for beginners

If you've never learned French before, you’ve come to the right place! On this page you’ll fine all our courses for beginners. Choose the right option for you depending on your objectives, time schedule and needs!

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What's on - Cultural events

Family movie night - 08/07

Family Movie Night - Poly
8th of July 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Join us for an evening of French cinema at the Alliance Française! Discover or rediscover with your family the film "Poly" by Nicolas Vanier. 

"Cécile, 10 years old, moves to the south of France with her mother, Louise. Integrating with the other children in the village is not easy. When a circus moves in next door, Cecile discovers that Poly, the star pony, is being mistreated. She decides to protect him and to organize his escape! Pursued by Brancalou, the worrying director of the circus, and the mysterious Victor, Cecile and Poly embark on a journey full of twists and turns, a voyage of initiation and a beautiful story of friendship..."

"Cécile, 10 ans, déménage dans le sud de la France avec sa mère, Louise. L’intégration avec les autres enfants du village n’est pas facile. Lorsqu’un cirque de passage s’installe à côté, Cécile découvre que Poly le poney vedette est maltraité. Elle décide de le protéger et d’organiser son évasion ! Poursuivis par Brancalou, l’inquiétant directeur du cirque, et le mystérieux Victor, Cécile et Poly s’embarquent dans une cavale pleine de rebondissements, un voyage initiatique et une belle histoire d’amitié…"

Champagne Bastille Brunch

Celebrate France's national day at the Alliance Française!

Get with us on Saturday 16th of July from 10am to 12pm.

Enjoy an exquisite brunch, champagne, cheese, salmon, croque-monsieur, viennoiseries and much more, while listening to French live music!

Come and test your knowledge on France with our special France Trivia

The Dining Club

Become a member of the Dining Club and enjoy exclusive French dining experiences in Canberra!  Join us for 4 dates, 4 restaurants and a number of social events during the year! These meals are especially created for the group: aperitifs, matching wines, courses...  The first meal will be held May 6th in Deakin, hosted and prepared by Ondine restaurant. Stay tuned to know the details about the other dates!

$100/year (non AF members)
$85 (AF members)

 + $125/ meal

Fake News exhibition

From 2 to 30 September, the Alliance Francaise of Canberra will present 'Fake News', an exhibition produced by Poster for Tomorrow, with the support of the Institut Francais and the French Embassy in Australia. 

'Fake News' is an exhibition that reflects on the power of spreading fake and misleading information. With the ever growing use of social media, we are now constantly given global news and information - how do we detect which are true and which are not? Traditional media now have to face a constant flood of information online, from various sources. This exhibition reflects on the impact this has on public opinion, how these Fake News are used by various personalities and politicians. 

At the Alliance Francaise, we want to include young French learners and students in a debate on Fake News, and have them reflect on the impact of misleading information. We want them to fully understand the impact of Fake News, know how to identify them and analyse them in the future. 

On this occasion we have organized a contest for 15 to 18 years old where they will have to create a fake news - making them experts at identifying them. Great prizes to be won (polaroid, speaker, earpods)!

Winter Show

Wednesday 29th of June - 4:00pm-5:30pm
The children will perform in french. An afternoon tea will then follow for the children and their parents or caregivers. 

RSVP online or to our front office by the 26th of june 2022, please enter the names of all the attendees. 


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Our Library

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Linguistic Stays

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Acknowledgement of country

We acknowledge the traditional owners of the country on which the Alliance Française de Canberra stands, the Ngunnawal people, and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay respect to elders, past, present and emerging.


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