Our Approach

With decades of experience and branches all over the world, the Alliance Française truly is the point of reference for learning French as a Foreign Language. We will accompany you on your way to achieving French language fluency!

We use the most modern and efficient methods on the market to accelerate your learning, making use of new technologies as well as a wide range of cultural activities to facilitate and enrich your learning experience. We also offer flexible options adapted to your needs and budget. Whether your motives are personal, vocational or part of a structured learning plan, the Alliance Française will help you find the appropriate programme. Furthermore, we can design and run a special in-house course for you, based on the following fundamental principles: mutually defined objectives, flexibility, French savoir-faire, and state-of-the-art teaching techniques.

Our academic calendar is divided into 3 sessions per year for adults – January to April, May to August and September to December – and 4 terms per year for children according to the South African schooling system. New classes start at the beginning of each of these three periods with some shorter courses (intensives and conversation classes) offering a mid-session intake as well. 

Competency Levels

The result of over twenty years of research, the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, teaching, assessment (CEFR) is exactly what its title says it is: a framework of reference. It was designed to provide a transparent, coherent and comprehensive basis for the elaboration of language syllabuses and curriculum guidelines, the design of teaching and learning materials, and the assessment of foreign language proficiency. It is used in Europe but also on other continents and is now available in 40 languages. 

The CEFR categorises foreign language proficiency according to six main levels: A1 and A2, B1 and B2, C1 and C2. At the Alliance Française, these six main levels are then further divided into sub-levels and our courses are structured accordingly.

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