The Alliance Française de Sydney (AFS) is an independent, not-for-profit language and cultural organisation promoting Franco-Australian exchange. With 120 years of experience in teaching French, the AFS offers a wide range of French courses and services for all levels and ages at its CBD and Chatswood locations.
With an ambitious mission to spread the French language and culture well beyond the borders of France, it is one of 834 Alliances Françaises in 135 countries all over the world and the most highly regarded school for learning French in Sydney.
Situated in the heart of Sydney in an attractive building designed by the famous architect Harry Seidler, the AFS offers French courses, holds cultural events and includes a media centre and a French café. Alliance Française de Sydney also offers French courses to North Sydneysiders with classes for kids at the Dougherty Community Centre in Chatswood.
The AFS is the only accredited examination centre in the state for diplomas issued by the French Ministry of Education: DELF, DALF, TCF, TCF Canada, TCF Quebec and DAEFLE.
Since 1989, Alliance Française de Sydney has organised the annual Alliance Française French Film Festival (AFFFF). This prestigious festival has become a very important event in Australia with an exponential increase in attendees every
In 2020, AFS embraced distance education and digital event programming and worked to develop new community engagement opportunities during a period of mandated social isolation.