The Alliance Française Worldwide Network

Founded in 1943 the Alliance Française of Canberra is one of 950 Alliances in more than 138 countries throughout the world. This network guarantees a totally reliable and professional approach. Last year, over 850 students chose to study French with us in Canberra.

An International Cultural Network

The Alliance Française was created in 1883 by intellectuals and scientists such as Louis Pasteur, Jules Verne and Ferdinand de Lesseps. The international network of Alliances Françaises currently consists of 950 committees established in 138 countries. The quality of instruction adapted to different publics and the ability to welcome all nationalities enables the Alliances Françaises to support and develop the teaching of French throughout the world to more than 450 000 students every year.

A not-for-profit organisation

The Alliances Françaises are not profit making societies registered with local authorities. They are admnistered by Committees composed of people from the economic, business and cultural spheres.

Its statutes are recognised by the Fondation Alliance Française.

Education of exceptional quality

The Alliances Françaises offer courses for adults, adolescents and children. The Alliances’ teachers have university qualifications, specialising in teaching French as a foreign language. The courses cover vocabulary, grammar and more in the standard French language, and go from a beginner to advanced level

Many Alliances Françaises are examination centres for the DELF (Diplôme Elémentaire de Langue Française) and the DALF (Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française)

The Alliances Françaises offer a wide range of courses and workshops such as French for travellers,  conversation classes or breakfast.

An organisation proudly supporting cultural projects

The Alliance Française favours and supports tours by artists around the world; with the aim of developing links and exchanges between different cultures. With the support of the Institut Français and the French Embassy, the Alliance Française organises cultural projects in all of the countries where it is present.

Many Alliances Françaises are also art galleries, where both French and other artists can exhibit. In each country where it is present, the Alliance Française takes special interest in supporting local artists.

Alliance Française in Australia

The first Alliance Française in Australia was founded in Melbourne in 1890. The Alliance Française network in Australia is made up of 31 individual branches.

The network of Alliances Françaises in Australia

These six capital Alliances are managed by French expatriates seconded from the Ministère de l'Europe et des Affaires Etrangères (French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs).







There are also 24 regional Alliances administered by committees made up of volunteers. The majority of them are located along the eastern and southern coasts, except for AF Darwin in the Northern Territory.

Become a member

Become a member of Alliance Française de Canberra for exclusive offers and discounts.