The Alliance Française Dunedin is a centre for French language and French culture. Although some of our events are in French, most are bilingual. Members do not have to be fluent in French to take advantage of our various activities.

Most of our events are held at our clubrooms at 15 Bond Street, behind the Exchange post office. Everyone is welcome… come and practice your French!

Our regular meetings (and opening hours) are:

  • Soirée Crêpes – Pancakes night: 2nd Thursday of the month from 6.30pm – 2ème jeudi du mois à partir de 18h30
  • Le p’tit déj – French Brunch: 1st Saturday of the month from 10.30am – 1er samedi du mois à partir de 10h30
  • Soirée Cinéma  Movie night: 4th Friday of the month from 6pm – 4ème vendredi du mois à partir de 18h00

From time to time, we do change the day of those events not to clash with some other events, so please contact us beforehand or check our FB page to be sure we’ll be there.

For more information, email info@afdunedin.org.nz.

For information about our French classes, check out our Classes page here.

Upcoming events

    • 29 Jan 2022
    • 10:00 - 13:00
    • 15 Bond Street, Dunedin (2nd Floor)
    Register

    Join us for our annual

    Open Day

    from 10am to 1pm on Saturday 29th January 2022 at 15 Bond Street!

    There will be a colouring competition for the children, coffee for the adults, and croissants for all. Come meet us, see what we do, meet the teachers, sign-up for classes, become a member or renew your membership.

    Croissant - Wikiwand


    Please Note: Vaccine Passes are required for everyone ages 12 years and over for AF Dunedin events and classes under the current COVID Protection Framework settings. Numbers will be limited to ensure safe distancing so registration is essential.

    • 5 Feb 2022
    • 3 Dec 2022
    • 11 sessions
    • AF Dunedin, 15 Bond Street, Dunedin (2nd Floor)

    *Due to our policies (please refer to our 'Policy Page' for more information) the change in levels to RED means food will not be supplied at Alliance Française de Dunedin events*


    Le p’tit déj – French Brunch

    1st Saturday of the month from 10:30am – 1er samedi du mois à partir de 10h30

    Come along to practice your French or catch up with friends and have a coffee after your trip to the Farmers' Market or your gym session.

    Cost: $5 or free if you bring along some brunch food to share.


    • 10 Feb 2022
    • 8 Dec 2022
    • 11 sessions
    • AF Dunedin, 15 Bond Street, Dunedin (2nd Floor)

    *Due to our policies (please refer to our 'Policy Page' for more information) the change in levels to RED means food will not be supplied at Alliance Française de Dunedin events*


    Soirée Crêpes – Pancakes night: 

    2nd Thursday of the month from 6.30pm – 2ème jeudi du mois à partir de 18h30

    Please join us every second Thursday of the month to enjoy French crepes and good company.

    $4 for members/$6 for non-members. Please pay at the door. [BYO drinks.]


    • 14 Feb 2022
    • 4 Apr 2022
    • 8 sessions
    • AF Dunedin, 15 Bond Street, Dunedin (2nd Floor)
    Register

    Ideal for people who wish to learn and improve their skills in the long term. Classes offer a complete programme following a textbook that includes oral and written comprehension, speaking exercises and some grammar.

    For those with basic French knowledge, who can communicate in a simple way, and exchange information.

    Classes on Mondays 17:05 - 18:05

    Teacher: Francois, email: info@afdunedin.org.nz

    For more information on DELF, please see: http://www.ciep.fr/en/delf-tout-public/detailed-information-the-examinations

    • 14 Feb 2022
    • 4 Apr 2022
    • 8 sessions
    • AF Dunedin, 15 Bond Street, Dunedin (2nd Floor)
    Register

    Ideal for people who wish to learn and improve their skills in the long term. Classes offer a complete programme following a textbook that includes oral and written comprehension, speaking exercises and some grammar.

    In this class, students learn the vocabulary and language structures required to communicate in French in the classroom with the teacher and other students on familiar topics (such as greet, introduce themselves and someone else, give and ask for personal details and express likes and dislikes).

    Classes on Monday at 18h10 - 19h10

    Teacher: Francois, email: info@afdunedin.org.nz

    For more information on DELF, please see: http://www.ciep.fr/en/delf-tout-public/detailed-information-the-examinations

    • 14 Feb 2022
    • 4 Apr 2022
    • 8 sessions
    • AF Dunedin, 15 Bond Street, Dunedin (2nd Floor)
    Register

    This class starts at the very beginning, suitable for those who have not studied French before.

    Ideal for people who wish to learn and improve their skills in the long term. Classes offer a complete programme following a textbook that includes oral and written comprehension, speaking exercises and some grammar.

    In this class, students learn basic vocabulary and language structures so they can begin to communicate in French in the classroom with the teacher and other students.

    If you have studied some French before, you may be best suited to the standard Beginner (A1) class. The teacher can assess your level and let you know which class would best suit your needs.

    CLasses on Mondays 19:15 - 20:15

    Teacher: Francois, email: info@afdunedin.org.nz

    For more information on DELF, please see: http://www.ciep.fr/en/delf-tout-public/detailed-information-the-examinations

    • 16 Feb 2022
    • 6 Apr 2022
    • 8 sessions
    • AF Dunedin, 15 Bond Street, Dunedin (2nd Floor)
    Register

    Ideal for people who wish to learn and improve their skills in the long term. Classes offer a complete programme following a textbook that includes oral and written comprehension, speaking exercises and some grammar.

    At this level, students will learn vocabulary and structures to understand and respond in most situations that come up when travelling and communicating about familiar subjects in work and leisure activities.

    Classes on Wednesdays at 17:15 - 18:15

    Teacher: François - email: info@afdunedin.org.nz

    For more information on DELF, please see: http://www.ciep.fr/en/delf-tout-public/detailed-information-the-examinations

    • 17 Feb 2022
    • 7 Apr 2022
    • 8 sessions
    • AF Dunedin, 15 Bond Street, Dunedin (2nd Floor)
    Register

    Ideal for people who wish to learn and improve their skills in the long term. Classes offer a complete programme following a textbook that includes oral and written comprehension, speaking exercises and some grammar.

    This is a class for more advanced students who will learn to communicate with a degree of spontaneity and fluency on a number of subjects.

    Classes on Thurdays 5-6pm

    Teacher: Sandra - email: info@afdunedin.org.nz

    For more information on DELF, please see: http://www.ciep.fr/en/delf-tout-public/detailed-information-the-examinations

    • 25 Feb 2022
    • 18:00
    • 27 Feb 2022
    • 15:30
    • Quarantine Island, Otago Harbour
    • 16
    Register
    Friday 25th February - Sunday 27th February 2022

    Leaving Portobello: Friday 25 Feb, 6pm
    Returning Portobello: Sunday 27 Feb, 3.30pm

    The best way to learn a language is to go to a French speaking country and be fully immersed in the language, so Quarantine Island is becoming French for a weekend! Come experience a bit of French culture and enjoy a weekend away in a friendly, supportive and totally French speaking environment. Suitable for French speakers and French learners of all ages and abilities.

    Pricing includes chartered boat to and from the Island, accommodation (dormitory style or in tents), food and activities.
    BYO Beverages and a plate to share for the potluck dinner on Friday night.

    Cost:
    Adult $100
    Child (5-14yrs) $50
    Child (under 5yrs) $30
    Family (1 adult & up to 3 children or 2 adults & up to 2 children) $220

    Please note: children must be accompanied by an adult. This is a members-only event - become a member if you want to come!

    Registrations close 20 February or earlier if all spaces have been filled.

Past events

20 Jan 2022 Galette des rois 2022
23 Oct 2021 Preparation DELF
13 Oct 2021 Enfants Animés Holiday Programme - octobre 2021
26 Sep 2021 New Caledonia - Film Festival 6.30pm
26 Sep 2021 New Caledonia - Film Festival 4.30pm
20 Jul 2021 Atelier marionnettes enfants - juillet 2021
16 Jul 2021 Bastille Day Dinner at the Dunedin Club 2021
3 Jul 2021 FFF - Soiree Pyjama pour enfants
24 Jun 2021 French Film Festival Opening Night Post-Film Nibbles
10 Jun 2021 Cardrona Distillery Degustation at the Dunedin Club
1 May 2021 Operation Tarte Tatin
11 Mar 2021 Soirée Crêpes – Pancakes night
26 Feb 2021 Quarantine Island Immersion Weekend 2021
18 Feb 2021 French Language Class - Adult Upper Intermediate (DELF B2) - 2021
17 Feb 2021 French Language Class - Adult Intermediate (DELF B1) - 2021
15 Feb 2021 French Language Class - Adult Absolute Beginner (DELF A1.1) - 2021
15 Feb 2021 French Language Class - Adult Beginner (DELF A1) - 2021
15 Feb 2021 French Language Class - Adult Elementary (DELF A2) - 2021
30 Jan 2021 2021 Open Day and Class Registration
25 Jan 2021 Atelier marionnettes enfants
21 Jan 2021 Galette des rois
22 Oct 2020 French Language Class - Adult Upper Intermediate (DELF B2) - Term 4
21 Oct 2020 French Language Class - Adult Intermediate (DELF B1) - Term 4
19 Oct 2020 French Language Class - Adult Elementary (DELF A2) - Term 4
19 Oct 2020 French Language Class - Adult Beginner (DELF A1) - Term 4
8 Oct 2020 Soirée Crêpes - Breton theme!
13 Sep 2020 Rustic Breton Baking Experience
6 Sep 2020 Patinage sur Glace avec Rachael
30 Jul 2020 French Language Class - Adult Upper Intermediate (DELF B2) - Term 3
29 Jul 2020 French Language Class - Adult Intermediate (DELF B1) - Term 3
28 Jul 2020 French Language Class - Adult Elementary (DELF A2) - Term 3
27 Jul 2020 French Language Class - Adult Beginner (DELF A1) - Term 3
15 Jul 2020 Bastille Day Dinner at the Dunedin Club
11 Jun 2020 French Language Class - Adult Upper Intermediate (DELF B2) - Covid Block 3
10 Jun 2020 French Language Class - Adult Intermediate (DELF B1) - Covid Block 3
9 Jun 2020 French Language Class - Adult Elementary (DELF A2) - Covid Block 3
8 Jun 2020 French Language Class - Adult Beginner (DELF A1) - Covid Block 3
7 May 2020 French Language Class - Adult Upper Intermediate (DELF B2) - Covid Block 2
6 May 2020 French Language Class - Adult Intermediate (DELF B1) - Covid Block 2
5 May 2020 French Language Class - Adult Elementary (DELF A2) - Covid Block 2
4 May 2020 French Language Class - Adult Beginner (DELF A1) - Covid Block 2
9 Apr 2020 French Language Class - Adult Upper Intermediate (DELF B2) - Covid Block 1
8 Apr 2020 French Language Class - Adult Intermediate (DELF B1) - Covid Block 1
7 Apr 2020 French Language Class - Adult Elementary (DELF A2) - Covid Block 1
6 Apr 2020 French Language Class - Adult Beginner (DELF A1) - Covid Block 1
7 Mar 2020 Board game evening @ AF
28 Feb 2020 Quarantine Island Immersion Weekend
15 Feb 2020 Le p’tit déj – French Brunch:
13 Feb 2020 Soirée Crêpes – Pancakes night:
13 Feb 2020 French Language Class - Adult Upper Intermediate (DELF B2) - Term 1
12 Feb 2020 French Language Class - Adult Intermediate (DELF B1) - Term 1
11 Feb 2020 French Language Class - Adult Elementary (DELF A2) - Term 1
10 Feb 2020 French Language Class - Adult Beginner (DELF A1) - Term 1
1 Feb 2020 2020 Open Day and Class Registration
19 Nov 2019 Ambassador Dinner at Etrusco's
18 Oct 2019 DELF Exam Preparation Class
14 Oct 2019 Adult Advanced DELF/DALF (Level B1) evening class - Term 4
14 Oct 2019 Adult Intermediate DELF/DALF (Level A2) evening class - Term 4
14 Oct 2019 Adult Beginner DELF/DALF (Level A1) evening class - Term 4
28 Sep 2019 Board Game day / Aprem jeux @ TDWTT
24 Aug 2019 Escape game : Versailles
22 Aug 2019 AF lunch at Manaaki - 22 August 2019
24 Jul 2019 Adult Advanced DELF/DALF (Level B1) evening class - Term 3
23 Jul 2019 Adult Intermediate DELF/DALF (Level A2) evening class - Term 3
22 Jul 2019 Adult Beginner DELF/DALF (Level A1) evening class - Term 3
13 Jul 2019 Bastille Day Raclette Night
10 May 2019 AF lunch at Manaaki - 10 May 2019
1 May 2019 Adult Advanced DELF/DALF (Level B1) evening class - Term 2
30 Apr 2019 Adult Intermediate DELF/DALF (Level A2) evening class - Term 2
29 Apr 2019 Adult Beginner DELF/DALF (Level A1) evening class - Term 2
12 Apr 2019 AF lunch at Manaaki
10 Apr 2019 2019 Randell Cottage Writer-in-Residence lecture
6 Apr 2019 Petit Dej + theatre workshop!
22 Mar 2019 Wine Tasting & Wine Calling Film Screening (FFF)
21 Mar 2019 Gout de France at Prohibition Smokehouse
15 Mar 2019 Dumped /Larguees film event - Ladies' Night Out (FFF)
15 Mar 2019 Asterix - film screening and colouring competition (FFF)
14 Mar 2019 French Film Festival - Opening Night Gala
14 Mar 2019 Film Festival discount at Dog with Two Tails Cafe! (FFF)
8 Mar 2019 Book Club / Club de Lecture
14 Feb 2019 Soiree Crepes
13 Feb 2019 Adult Advanced DELF/DALF (Level B1) evening class
12 Feb 2019 Adult Intermediate DELF/DALF (Level A2) evening class
11 Feb 2019 Adult Beginner DELF/DALF (Level A1) evening class
8 Feb 2019 Quarantine Island Immersion Weekend
26 Jan 2019 2019 Open Day and Class Registration
19 Jan 2019 French Brunch / P'tit Dej

Alliance Francaise Dunedin is a non-profit organizationCharity Registration Number: CC46230. 15 Bond Street, Dunedin, Otago.

For deliveries: C/O Humphrey Catchpole; 84 Manor Place, Dunedin Central 9016

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