French-up your life in East Auckland!

“There are so many reasons to learn French,” said Alliance Française director José Marie Cortès at the end of his speech earlier this year, as he welcomed people to the Alliance Française French Film Festival— just one of the many French events in the Alliance Française cultural calendar.

José Marie Cortès and Deputy Director Marion Garnier

“It’s always fascinating to see the range of people who come to our classes,” Cortès explains.

“We’ve taught rugby players, actors, singers, students heading off on exchanges and business people who have clients in French speaking parts of the world.”

“We’ve had a father of the bride determined to deliver his speech in French for his daughter’s wedding to a French man; children of French expats keen to keep up their language; Kiwis who learnt French years ago at school and want to revive it; those who love travelling to France, and all those who have a passion for a specific aspect of French culture – the food, wine, cinema or the language itself!”

With a vibrant young teaching team, a friendly-French immersion teaching style and classes in the modern surrounds of Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts in Pakuranga, there are indeed many reasons to learn French with Alliance Française Auckland.

Come and meet us! Alliance Française Open Day, July 22, 10am-12pm, Te Tuhi, Pakuranga.

Meet the teachers, find out how we teach French, take a level assessment, and take part in a fun mini French class. Adult mini classes 10-10.30am and 11-11.30am.

Children’s mini classes 10.30-11am, 11.30am-12pm.

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