On the 21st of July 1883, Jules Verne, Louis Pasteur and other illustrious visionaries from all walks of life, designed the structure for the Alliance Française as it is: a network of local associations created upon the initiative of the local community to encourage the exchanges of cultural and linguistic values.
With approximately 1,000 centres worldwide today, the Alliance Française still contributes to the gathering of thousands of women and men who hold those values and wish to offer a cultural alternative to globalization.
In New Zealand, our 10 Alliance Française centres keep building bridges between the local people and the French-speaking communities. They all offer social as well as cultural activities with 7 of them (in Auckland, Dunedin, Hamilton, Nelson, Palmerston North and Wellington) also providing French language classes.
But we offer much more than language courses. People who come to our classes are fuelled by a passion for mutual enrichment and are eager to share and thrive in our cultural differences.
It is as true today in New Zealand as it was in July 1883 in Paris.
Alliance Française contact details:
Auckland (North Shore)
Ph: (09) 410 66 82
Ph: (03) 686 2196