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.

As an adult education provider we aim to make learning French fun and enjoyable. Unlike school there are no exams, passes, fails or penalties. 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 after term 1 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 later in the year.

We also provide a number of non-class activities throughout the year such as our French Film Festival, Bastille Day and Christmas Luncheon, regular coffee club meetings and other French themed events.

Our French classes are at 4 levels from beginners to advanced including a Travellers French class for beginners. 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 free without obligation.  Just let us know prior so we can advise our teachers that you’re coming along, and of course if you do decide to join us you’ll need to become an AF member and complete your enrolment.

Our classes are either on Monday and Wednesday evenings and run between 1-2 hours depending on the class.  We teach for 4 terms a year generally aligned with the NSW school year and a term is usually 8 weeks (classes).  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 a term (8 classes) are around $180 for 2 hour classes (less for others) plus an annual membership of $25.  Most classes may also require a text book (around $75).  We offer early bird and class discounts for some concession holders and full time students.  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.

Last updated 24th January 2024