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The Alliance Française uses 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.

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. 

Our 2018 Schedule is now available here!


General French

Our general French courses are carefully structured in order to develop competency in the four key learning areas: speaking, reading, writing and listening. Following the Common European Framework of Reference for languages, the total duration of each course for adults is 42 hours and new sessions are proposed throughout the year. 

  • For adults

We offer a full range of classes from complete beginners to advanced level. These classes can be taken at an intensive or extensive pace. While the content of the two streams remains unchanged, students are able to choose the pace that best suits their schedule. The intensive course runs over 7 weeks and consists of two three-hour classes per week. The extensive course runs over 14 weeks and consists of either two one-and-a-half-hour classes per week on weekdays or one three-hour class on a Saturday morning. The total cost for any of these classes is R3 400 and course textbooks are available at our reception.

  • For teenagers (13 to 15 years old)

The teens classes are available for complete beginners to more advanced level. Teens will learn French through group work and engaging activites related to their spheres of interest. These classes take place on Friday afternoons and cost R1 300 per term. Course textbooks are available at our reception.

  • For children (7 to 12 years old)

From complete beginners to more advanced level, children will learn French through fun and interactive activites. Classes are designed to encourage learning by means of singing, drawing, playing games and doing creative tasks. These classes take place on Friday afternoons and cost R1 300 per term. Course textbooks are available at our reception.

We also run a French Club on Fridays for francophone children. This class is aimed at children who have learnt French but, living in South Africa, are no longer exposed to the language on a regular basis. The goal of this course is to create a fun environment in which children can maintain contact with the French language.

  •  For toddlers (4 to 6 years old)

The very little ones will learn to introduce themselves, count, sing, play and have fun in French. The classes take place on Friday afternoons and cost R 850 per term. 


Conversation classes and workshops

If you already know the basics of the French language and would like to focus more on conversational skills, then our conversation workshops are for you! Dealing with themes from social, political and everyday life matters to French cinema and culture, you'll soon be chatting up a storm in French.

  • Beginners conversation classes (level A1)
  • Intermediate conversation classes (level A2) 
  • Advanced conversation classes (level B1) 
  • Advanced++ conversation classes (level B2 and higher)
  • Adventure Clubs for kids (complete beginners) take place on a monthly basis. Check out the Adventure Clubs App for details and reservations.


To view the full range of courses on offer, download our 2018 course programme.


To register for any of our group courses, download and complete either the Adults' registration form or Children's registration form and send it, along with your proof of payment, to


For more information or for advice on which course to register for, kindly contact course coordinator Tanya Robinson at or 060 581 1030.

Private classes

Private tuition is perfect for those who need flexibility in their schedule or those who have very specific goals to achieve in a limited period of time. These classes cost R320 per hour for individuals and are arranged according to your availability and needs. We require a minimum of 6 hours to be purchase and discounts of 5% and 10% are offered for purchases of 20 and 40 hours respectively. Furthermore, a decreasing pricing structure is applied according to the number of students attending the private tuition session (no more than three students allowed).

Download a Private Lesson registration form or contact or 021 423 5699 for more information.


Business French

With its long legacy in teaching French as a Foreign Language, the Alliance Française du Cap offers professional training designed to meet the specific requirements of your business. Together, we will define clear objectives, prioritise flexibity and offer real French Savoir-Faire. Many national and international organisations such as ENGEN, OLD MUTUAL, TOTAL GAZ and ESKOM, among others, have already trusted us for their language training. 

Classes will take place at your business premises and students will also have the unique opportunity to obtain a professional certification internationally recognised and delivered by the French Minister of Education and the Chamber of Commerce of Paris. 

From complete beginners to advanced level, this course will:

  • give your business a competitive edge in French, Francophone and Canadian markets
  • enhance your business and travel experience in Francophone areas
  • help improve communication with French clients and colleagues
  • foster a sense of team-building within your company


For a training proposal that will take your specific needs into consideration, kindly contact Tanya Robinson at or 060 581 1030.