Welcome to Alliance Française Cambridge

We are an independent, non-profit, non-political, non-discriminatory organisation. Throughout the UK, a network of Alliances Françaises brings the very best of French language and culture to your doorstep. We aim to promote cultural and educational exchanges between France and the rest of the world.

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What’s happening

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Book Club

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Les Créations des Petits Loustics

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French After-School Club

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About Us

Welcome and bienvenue to the Alliance Française Cambridge!

As a charitable organisation, we are present in over 180 countries around the world, teaching and promoting French and francophone culture since 1883. We offer excellent courses for all sorts of people who need to learn or improve their French fast.

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.

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Reviews

June 2020

I am extremely impressed by the quality of the online teaching and with the promptness of the decision by the Alliance to use vide-conferencing — and to provide training for the profs. Melody is outstanding and has a very good on-screen presence.

Bob

May 2020

Merci beaucoup à toute l’équipe et à Mathilde. Charlie est vraiment content que les cours aient pu continuer en ligne.

Laurence

July 2020

Many thanks for teaching my son a new language and for the enthusiasm and warmth we see when he attends. The appreciation of travel, culture and people is hugely important to how we want to raise our son and you guys are outstanding role models for how my child perceives the wider world.

Simon

July 2020

My son really struggles to engage with school work.  Amelie has understood perfectly how to motivate him using topics and games that he enjoys, and now he tells me that he “can’t wait” for his next French lesson. Thank you Alliance Française.

Harriet

July 2020

I enjoyed the talk on Friday given by Nicolas.  All praise to him for delivering it in such good English.

Linda

July 2020

Je voulais juste dire que moi aussi j’ai aimé ces petits amuse-bouche de la littérature française donnés au cours du book club en ligne pendant le confinement. C’était d’autant plus agréable que je pouvais y accéder de ma ville à 40 km de Cambridge! Merci Gaël pour vos explications sur les auteurs et les textes.

Judith

July 2020

Merci d’avoir mis en place le Book Club en ligne.  Je trouve que nos séances ont été réussies même chez Zoom, tout le monde a eu l’occasion de participer, même plus peut-être que dans notre situation normale. Le choix de courts morceaux – contes, poèmes – a donné la possibilité de beaucoup de variété dans la même heure, la discussion n’a pas tari, et merci à Gaël de nous avoir fourni tant de mises en scène.

Sheila

October 2020

Classes continue to be excellent. They’re challenging but interesting, friendly and fun.

Stefan

October 2020

You have done me a great favour by putting me in such a good class with Amélie. It is a joy to have classes with her. She is kind, patient and engaged in the work.

Anne

October 2020

It was great! I’m certainly enjoying my online lessons. The teacher is very hepful and supportive, very professional as well.

Mayte

October 2020

Je suis super contente avec les clubs de lecture.  Félicitations à toute l’équipe – mais  surtout à Gaël …. !

Jane

October 2020

I like that the homeworks are quite flexible so you can do as much as you can or want, and Melody is very supportive. I like the layout that mixes the skills of team exercises and reading and practicing together.

Melissa

October 2020

I am enjoying the Tuesday morning class. The varied activities are welcome. There is a lot of opportunity to practise one’s French orally and also to work on one’s comprehension.

Vicki

October 2020

Merci à tous pour ce cours super agréable et intéressant, pour moi ça marche très bien sur Zoom. Valérie nous a proposé un cours qui s’adresse à nos intérêts et à ces points de grammaire qui continuent à nous donner des difficultés. Nous avons fait des choses différentes comme la création littéraire et la poésie, un vrai défi pour une anglophone.

Fiona

October 2020

The course A1 is brilliant. I really enjoyed it so far. I learnt a lot from it.

Lubos

October 2020

The instructor is a true delight – extremely kind, patient, encouraging, energetic, knowledgeable, cheerful, and clear.

Lori

October 2020

This is a very interesting, well structured and well balanced course. It exposes us to aspects of French culture and also it improves our knowledge of grammar and syntax. Valérie is very good. She is thorough, supportive and very friendly. The group is small and friendly. It is exactly the type of course I wanted to follow and I am lucky I found it. I will continue with it.

Eleni

February 2021

Friendly, welcoming ambiance. Absolutely the best teachers to learn French language!

Stephen

March 2021

It is a really great language school, the groups are the right size and the lessons are always well planned and full of various interesting activities. I would strongly recommend AF to anyone interested in learning or improving their French!

Josipa

March 2021

I have attended French classes here on and off for over 5 years and have only great things to say about the Alliance. It will suffice to say that if you live in or around Cambridge, this is the best place for French lessons if you truly want to progress towards fluency.

Leif

May 2021

Well done Alliance Francaise for helping us keep up our French and for providing interesting cultural activities to ensure we keep in touch and don’t stagnate as a result of restrictions caused by Covid. Thank you to all involved!

Tim & Judy

Facts

11 087
Hours of Teaching
34
Cultural Events Hosted
500
Current Students
300
Croissants eaten/year
£3080
Raised For Local Charities
142
Diplomas awarded