Alliance Française - learn, live and love the French language and culture

Welcome to Alliance Française Wellington, the official centre for French language and culture in Te Whanganui a Tara Wellington. Our aim is to develop the teaching and learning of French, and encourage communication between Francophones, Francophiles and all New Zealanders through a modern cultural and educational programme.

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Group classes

Start or continue your French language journey with group classes for adults, teens and children.

Private classes

Prefer one-to-one session? Or maybe with a friend? Learn French with our private class packages, in person or online.

Test your level

Unsure of your level? Take the free level assessment to ensure that you join the right class for your level and your needs.

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What's on // Nouveautés

Découvrez Bordeaux - French Workshop & Tasting

Découvrez Bordeaux - French Workshop & Tasting

Did you know that every second, 20 bottles of Bordeaux wine are sold around the world?

Sign up for the Bordeaux dedicated workshop to taste and discover the region, known for its delicious wines, its history and a rich culinary tradition.

This one-time event includes a presentation, by our partner Michael Hutton from eWine, on the region as well as a tasting of different local delicacies!

🗓️ Friday, 26 of July, from 6pm to 7.30pm
📍 Alliance Française Wellington (78 Victoria Street, Wellington)
🎟️ $30 for members & $35 for general admission

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Olympic Games Paris 2024 Opening ceremony

Olympic Games Paris 2024 Opening ceremony

Jul 27
9:00AM - 12:30PM
Alliance Française Wellington

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Voix de Femmes at Musical Punch Over Lunch

Voix de Femmes at Musical Punch Over Lunch

Voix de Femmes is performing at the Old St Paul’s lunchtime concert series, Musical Punch Over Lunch on 25th of July at 12.30pm, and you are all invited!

This is the perfect opportunity for you to step out of the everyday, take a breath and enjoy some truly captivating music. Bring your lunch, take a pew, and unwind in a stunning heritage building.

The performance will be up to 45 minutes in duration. Koha entry. Further details are available here:

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Explore // Découvrir

Member Benefits

Discover the benefits of membership at Alliance Française.


Access French news, comics, novels and more.

Our French Library

Explore and borrow books, magazines and more from our library.

Go further // Aller plus loin


Certify your level of French with our official examinations.


Improve your French daily with an email.

Join our Book Club

Discover, read and discuss French language novels. For those at an advanced level.

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Become a member of Alliance Française Wellington and get exclusive offers and discounts.

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