Bienvenue, Welcome…

We really hope you will come and learn French with us.

We are a not for profit, volunteer based organisation offering adult classes for those interested in learning French and promoting French culture. We run classes for 4 terms each year roughly aligned with the NSW school terms.

As an adult education provider we aim to make learning French fun and enjoyable. Unlike school there are no fails or penalties and you can learn at a pace that suits you. There are no exams or passes or fails. You learn and progress at a level that suits you.  Unfortunately we are unable to cater for children younger than year 11 & 12 at high school.

Most new students start in term 1 at the beginning of the year however students with some previous French experience can start in terms 2-4. Generally we discourage students starting mid-term however you’re welcome to email or call us to discuss your particular needs. Students with little or no previous French experience are strongly recommended to start in the Beginners class at the start of term 1 as it can be very difficult to join this class in later terms.

Due to Covid-19 classes have been impacted.  Not all face to face classes are currently running and some classes have gone online please check our dates and times page for more information.

We also provide a number of non-class activities throughout the year such as our French Film Festival, Bastille Day Luncheon, regular coffee club meetings and trips to see live French theater.

Our French classes are at 4 levels from beginners to advanced. To find out more about the standards of each level click here.

It’s up to you as to which class you attend and you can move up or down a class level at any time if you find the class too easy or too challenging.

If you aren’t sure you want to commit to classes you’re welcome to attend your first class without obligation.  Just enrol (choose ‘Bank Transfer’ [EFT] option but don’t make the payment.)  Come along to the class and if you do decide to continue you can then make your payment otherwise it’s free.

Our classes are on Monday and Wednesday evenings and run for 2 hours except for Conversation class which runs for 1 hour.  For class dates and times click here.  Classes are held at the LiveBetter building (previously called Aged Concern) near McDonalds Albury.  Entry is at the side of the building (not the front).  To see a map click here.

Costs for your first term (8 classes) are around $160 for classes plus an annual membership of $25.  Some classes may also require a text book (around $60).  Following terms cost around $160.  We offer 10% discount on class fees for early enrolment and payment.  Concession holders and full time students receive an additional 20% discount.  See our terms and conditions for more information.

We accept payment by credit/debit card, EFT bank transfer or you can pay with cash or cheque in person at any Hume Bank branch.  Once enroled you just need to turn up to your first class.  For a list of our tuition and membership fees click here.

If you need more information just follow the menu links on the top of this page or select the ‘Contact Us‘.  We also have some FAQ’s for some of the most common questions.