French Classes for Children

At Alliance Française Wellington, it's never too early to start learning French! Children are given the opportunity to be immersed in French through a variety of fun courses and activities from as early as the age of 2.

Please note that ages are indicative only. Children can also be placed in groups according to their level in French. If your child has prior knowledge of French, contact us for a level assessment.


Research shows that children between the ages of 1–10, who learn a second language in addition to their native tongue, have a higher success rate in future academia. Children in this age range have more ability and succedd in learning a second language, rather than those who start later in life.

At Alliance Française Wellington, we believe that the ability to speak a second (or even a third) language is one of the keys to success in our global world. Opening your children’s life to a second language will not only broaden understanding and acceptance of other cultures but also improve comprehension in English.

French is one of the most popular and widely spoken European languages in the world, and the renowned Alliance Française Wellington is the best place to immerse your child in an enjoyable, rich and varied French cultural and language program.

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Children classes (2-13 years old)

Introductory Class (6-12 years old)

Regular classes

During this class, students will quickly gain confidence while conversing with a friendly teacher and their classmates until the build up enough knowledge to join a non-beginner class later on.

Teachers use numerous games, songs and role plays which help encourage the discovery of the French language.

The following topics will be covered: basic greetings, introducing oneself (age, family, favourite food…).

It is class for complete beginners in French or who have a few notions in French.

Price: $165 + $10 student membership


Pace: 1 hour per week over 10 weeks (Children/Teens classes)

Juniors (10-11 years old)

Regular classes

During this class, students will quickly gain confidence while conversing with a friendly teacher and their classmates. French for Juniors seeks to install good attitudes towards learning a foreign language, and the French language soon “comes alive” as students progress.

Teachers use numerous games, songs and role plays which help encourage the discovery of the French language.
Great care is taken to meet the individual needs of students.

It is a class for non-beginners in French, please contact us if you are unsure of your level.

Price: $165 + $10 student membership


Pace: 1 hour per week over 10 weeks (Children/Teens classes)

Lascars (6-7 years old)

Regular classes
The French for Lascars class aims at providing children with new vocabulary topics such as the weather and time.
They will also learn slightly more advanced grammar and start linking words together.
Through songs, hand-outs and games, children will learn how to make small and precise paragraphs about the themes they have studied in class.

It is a class for non-beginners in French, please contact us if you are unsure of your level.

Price: $165 + $10 student membership


Pace: 1 hour per week over 10 weeks (Children/Teens classes)

Les Petits Musiciens (6-10 years old)

Regular classes
In this class children will learn musical theory and vocabulary, and will be introduced to the history of music.

This will be taught through reading notes and rhythms, musical recitation and interpretation, singing, and playing instruments.

Price: $165 + $10 student membership



Pace: 1 hour per week over 10 weeks (Children/Teens classes)

Loustics (5-6 years old)

Regular classes

During the French for Loustics class children learn vocabulary for colours, animals, food, family, and start creating basic sentences.
By the end of the class, your child will have learned how to describe their family and will be able to tell you about animals and food.

The teacher will stimulate the curiosity of your child by skilfully mixing songs, stories and games, with the goal of learning French words and sentences in an enjoyable manner.

Price: $165 + $10 student membership


Pace: 1 hour per week over 10 weeks (Children/Teens classes)

Petits Kiwis (8-9 years old)

Regular classes
We focus on French vocabulary and some set grammatical structures. We study different themes such as greetings, numbers, colours, animals, and actions.
We play a lot of games too such as Bingo and Simon Says – but all in French! We also listen to CDs, sing and perform.


It is a class for non-beginners in French, please contact us if you are unsure of your level.

Price: $165 + $10 student membership


Pace: 1 hour per week over 10 weeks (Children/Teens classes)

Toddlers (2-4 years old)

Regular classes

The French for Toddlers class aims to introduce basic French vocabulary early during a child’s growth.
The classes cover vocabulary for animals, colours, numbers (0 to 10) and fruit and vegetables.
These themes are taught through songs, games, and dances which are always a lot of fun!

The presence of a parent or carer is required during the class as their presence can help introducing French communication in the parent-child relationship.

Price: $150 + $10 student membership


Pace: 45 minutes per week over 10 weeks (Toddlers)
French at school

French at Capital Montessori School

French at School

Native  French teachers from the Alliance Française Wellington can come to your school during the day or for after school French lessons. All our teachers are qualified in teaching FLE (French as a second language) and/or trained as primary school teachers in France. 

Courses include interactive ways of learning French such as singing and playing and follow a programme.


Pace: 45 minutes per week over 10 weeks (Offsite)

French at Ngaio School

French at School

Native  French teachers from the Alliance Française Wellington can come to your school during the day or for after school French lessons.
All our teachers are qualified in teaching FLE (French as a second language) and/or trained as primary school teachers in France. 

Courses include interactive ways of learning French such as singing and playing and follow a programme.


Pace: 45 minutes per week over 10 weeks (Offsite)

French at Seatoun School

French at School

Native  French teachers from the Alliance Française Wellington can come to your school during the day or for after school French lessons.
All our teachers are qualified in teaching FLE (French as a second language) and/or trained as primary school teachers in France. 

Courses include interactive ways of learning French such as singing and playing and follow a programme.


Pace: 45 minutes per week over 10 weeks (Offsite)

Seatoun School Bilingue

French at School

Native  French teachers from the Alliance Française Wellington can come to your school during the day or for after school French lessons.
All our teachers are qualified in teaching FLE (French as a second language) and/or trained as primary school teachers in France. 

Courses include interactive ways of learning French such as singing and playing and follow a programme.


Pace: 45 minutes per week over 10 weeks (Offsite)
​Bilingual classes (2-13 years old)

La Grande École (8-10 years old)

Regular classes

For children from 8 years old onward who speak French fluently, but who need to improve their oral French, their reading and their spelling.

It is the ideal class for children who have begun their schooling in a French speaking country or who have a parent who speaks French.

During the classes the children progress in their knowledge of French by writing and reading.

Price: $165 + $10 student membership


Pace: 1 hour per week over 10 weeks (Children/Teens classes)

La Moyenne École 1 (6-8 years old)

Regular classes

La Moyenne École is for children from 6 to 8 years old who speak French fluently but need to continue and improve their French skills.
This is a suitable class for children who have begun their schooling in a French-speaking country or who have a parent who speaks French.

Children continue to develop their reading, writing and oral skills in the French language following a programme that closely resembles what is used in French primary schools.

Price: $165 + $10 student membership


Pace: 1 hour per week over 10 weeks (Children/Teens classes)

La Petite Ecole (5-6 years old)

Regular classes

This class is for bilingual children and focuses on oral communication as well as the expansion of their vocabulary range.
We invite children to narrate stories, describe pictures and work on learning new and more precise words.

Price: $165 + $10 student membership


Pace: 1 hour per week over 10 weeks (Children/Teens classes)

La Toute Petite Ecole (4-6 years old)

Regular classes

This class is for bilingual children and focuses on oral communication as well as the expansion of their vocabulary range.
We invite children to narrate stories, describe pictures and work on learning new and more precise words.

Price: $165 + $10 student membership


Pace: 1 hour per week over 10 weeks (Children/Teens classes)

Le Collège+ (11-13 years old)

Regular classes

Has your child attended a French school? Do you want them to be able to maintain the level they have already reached?

Le Collège and Le Collège + are for bilingual children: New Zealanders who have been to school in French-speaking countries, or French children who live in New Zealand. Children who join the class are already able to read, write sentences and paragraphs in French, and are fluent in their speaking skills.

Le Collège focuses on developing their writing skills (reading, writing, spelling, grammar, vocabulary, etc.) and their knowledge on other subjects in French such as history and geography.

Price: $165 + $10 student membership


Pace: 1 hour per week over 10 weeks (Children/Teens classes)

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