WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY ABOUT US
Could you abandon your cosy life in New Zealand to jump into a life changing adventure and move to France? These two families did it, with a little help from the Alliance. And we are so proud of them! Check their stories here:
We highly value your opinion! These are our members' testimonials:
"Emily has really enjoyed Children's French Holiday Programmes in the past and has been asking to do it again so thank you so much for running such excellent holiday programmes." -Amy O.
"Thank you to Aude and Marion for providing us with some amazing lessons! We have been told that you can't hear our Kiwi accent and that we must have had good teachers! We are loving France." -Andrea Nonu
"A few additional words in French and some interesting guessing games with folk as to what each other was attempting to convey. Fortunately my son Daryl has a reasonable grasp and helped now and then.
Much appreciated the trip and stay (short as it was) and our thanks and gratitude to yourselves and Aircalin who served us well (food and attention) throughout the flights." -Vaughan C. on the trip to Nouméa he won at the Bastille Day raffle
"Once you have invested time, effort, and money in getting to know some French, you just have to practice it! Why let it rust and perish because you don’t use it! I can’t think of a better way to polish and preserve than to take some one-on-one tuition with a teacher at the Alliance Francaise. I’ve been doing just that – and it’s been wonderful."
-Roger Ridley-Smith (yes, I’m 84 years of age.)
"As a kiwi I applaud the hand you extend to us. We went to the the opening night of the French film festival and as always appreciated the warm hospitality. The Embassy Theater was a great venue and the film had many of us laughing and crying. A wonderful start to Alliance Francaise Film Festival!!!" -Justin L.
"Thank you for being so organised and putting up the dates for the school holiday programme in advance. It is much appreciated! So mummies can organise their diaries. It's what I love to see!" -Catherine Y.
"The Alliance classes are excellent, informative and fun." -Catherine F.
"I have had such a lot of fun this term! I have never found language learning easy, but the immersion class and the fun activities have given me confidence that I can do this! Thank you so much." -Barbara B.
"The classes with my teacher have been great, she always makes the lessons fun and interesting, and we learn a lot too - she's a brilliant teacher, thanks!" -Elisha C.
"I have thoroughly enjoyed this year of learning French." -Kathryn S.
"Merci beaucoup à ma professeure, sa classe est excellente. Elle est très claire et patiente." -Dylan C.
"Sincères remerciements pour tout ce que vous avez fait pour m' aider à apprendre la langue française. Vous me manquerez tous beaucoup - les trois derniers mois ont été vraiment uniques. Tu as une équipe fantastique..." -Shaun F., New Zealand Defence Force
“Our goal is to promote our French heritage so we are proud of our long-term relationship with Alliance Française who help us bring French language and culture to our NZ office. The lessons are invaluable; teachers are enthusiastic and encouraging and most importantly we have fun.
We also sponsor the French Film Festival which is a great opportunity to support the fantastic work Alliance Française do in introducing Kiwis to the wonders of French cinema.” -Gina, BNP Paribas
"Our thanks and appreciation to all the teachers for organizing such a fun,
interesting and educational holiday programme. My daughter would come home and start practicing new words and she would always come home on a 'high'. I was just saying to some other parents that not only are they learning a new language, but a cooking skill as well as doing creative activities. 3 in 1 compact day! It is hard pressed to find a programme which incorporates so many learning activities in a fun way."
"Thank you once again for the incredible effort the teachers made in making the programme so incredibly fun for our little girl. I would highly recommend it to anyone (as I have done already!)." -Catherine Y. on our Holiday Programme
"Thank you very much for your great work in Wellington, you really are a great organisation with an excellent profile." -G.Stevens
Please note that you are more than welcome to contact us should you wish to add a testimonial or discuss any matter regarding your classes or membership.