Method and Objectives

The Alliance Française offers flexible training adapted to your needs and budget. Whether your motives are personal, vocational or part of a structured training plan, the Alliance Française will help you find the appropriate learning programme. We will be with you on your way to achieving French language fluency.

The Alliance Française has been in Bulawayo since the 1940’s, it is the reference centre for learning French as a Foreign Language.

We use the most modern and efficient methods on the market to boost your learning, making use of new technologies as well as a wide range of cultural and fun activities to facilitate and enrich your learning experience.

We can also design and run a special in-house courses for you, based on the following fundamental principles: mutually defined objectives, flexibility, French savoir-faire, state-of-the-art teaching techniques.

All the Alliance Française follow the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, which classifies the language proficiency in 6 levels, from beginner (A1) to advanced (C2). We teach from A1 to C1, which is from “Basic” User to “Independent” and “Proficient”, and you will find the same reference levels in all Alliance of the network, whether it be in Southern Africa, or over the world.

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Why choose Alliance Française?


For more than 70 years, we have been the reference centre for learning French. Benefiting from dedicated comprehensive training, our teachers are experienced and highly qualified.


More than simply offering language courses, our aim is to provide a real and comprehensive learning and cultural experience. This is attained via a wide range of social activities through our multimedia resource centre and through an exciting cultural programme offering a variety of events all through the year.


Alliance Française is the only French language training centre in South Africa recognised by the French Department of Foreign Affairs and French Ministry of Education. Our curriculum, as well as our exams, benefits from a worldwide recognition.


From in-house groups to on-site individual classes, we cater for any situation and always strive to adapt ourselves to your needs. You can enroll at any level.

In terms of class schedules, we offer courses from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm. Private classes can be offered at any time, according to the availability of our teachers.