About us

Bonjour et bienvenue!

The Alliance Française is a charitable organisation present in over 140 countries round the world, teaching French to the highest level and promoting French and francophone culture.

In 2012 we celebrated 30 years in Cambridge; our plan is to make the next 30 years better still. We offer first-rate teaching and a varied and extensive array of social and cultural events linked to France and to French-speaking countries. Our teachers are French nationals whose continuing training ensures that they remain at the top of their field. Our cultural activities (films, concerts, wine-tastings, gallery visits, book clubs …) bring together French and non-French speakers. We also cater for the growing number of French-speaking families with bilingual classes and GCSE and A level programmes.

From the moment you step through our door, you will feel that you are in a little corner of France!

We are continually forging links with local businesses big and small as well as with educational establishments including the Cambridge University Modern and Medieval languages department, Anglia Ruskin University, schools and colleges. We are always interested in hearing from new potential partners. The AF is a member of the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce and of the Cambridge BID Project ‘Our City, Our Opportunity’, Visit Cambridge. 

We are part of the amazing Cambridge community, our team bake, walk and run during the year to raise money for those most in need.

We are a dedicated team working together with energy and enthusiasm to create this little French haven on Hills Road. We aim to offer something for everyone. Come and see for yourself!

Registered Charity number: 1099000

Our courses

The Alliance Française has an excellent reputation for high quality teaching of French with its team of enthusiastic and experienced native-speaker teachers.

We teach French at all levels from beginners to advance. There are classes in the daytime and classes in the evenings.

We also offer one-to-one and two-to-one tuition all year round, and workshops.

See what we offer for Adults and Children and Teenagers.

Our cultural activities

We offer a broad range of cultural activities where people can practise their French and discover French culture in a relaxed and convivial atmosphere.

From our flourishing bookgroup to our Café Français, we provide many different opportunities for you to engage in French conversation while enjoying good company!

Find our upcoming events in Culture & Events and past events in Past Events.

Our Trustees

We are part of a worldwide Alliance Française Network

The Alliance Française Cambridge is proud to belong to the Alliance Française Foundation, which celebrated its 130th anniversary in July 2013. Today the Foundation is a worldwide cultural network that enjoys an excellent international reputation, having 1040 establishments in 136 countries across 5 continents.

Click on that link to discover the UK network of the Alliance Française

More information about the Foundation may be found on its website.

Internships

Are you a French or English student who would like to do a 6-month+ voluntary internship at the Alliance Française de Cambridge? We can’t pay you, but we guarantee you a stimulating and enjoyable experience as part of our team! Send your CV and a covering letter to: info.alliance.cam@gmail.com

* Our internships are not paid