Virtual classes with Zoom

Regarding the Covid-19 situation and the Government decision to remain self-isolated, your courses became distance classes with your teachers from Wednesday 25 March 2020 until further notice.

Your teachers will send you the link to Zoom, an easy-to-use video conference application available on desktop, tablet and mobile phones. We recommend downloading the free Zoom software here for the best experience. Therefore, you will be able to communicate with your teacher and progress your learning in French while being at home in a safe environment.

For your writing skills, your teacher will keep using and liaising with you via Padlet to send you resources to use, exercises to do but also for a better communication between you and our team.

In order to be entirely ready and so your classes can stay as efficient as they are usually, you will need the following equipment:

  • A computer, a tablet or a mobile with the application Zoom
  • A good internet connexion
  • A microphone
  • A webcam

"The first class was really good. Alexandre was good at explaining all the technology and the class ran smoothly.
The breakout rooms are really effective. Happy that we can continue to have classes."
Nathalie (A2.2)

"My son's virtual class (10-13 yo) was great thank you so much!" Anne

"I was really impressed - both by the level of preparation that went into readying distance classes - and the lesson itself.
Geraldine is an amazing teacher, whether in-person or online!"
Ben (B1.7)

"Dans un monde qui semble avoir oublié comment traiter les gens, c'est une chose rare et belle de se sentir si bien entretenu [...].
La touche personnelle m'impressionne toujours plus que toute autre chose. 
Aussi les instructions de zoom étaient claires et faciles à utiliser et, comme d'habitude, Alex avait tout sous contrôle. Bravo mes amis."

Carolyn (A2.1)

Online ressources

In the meantime, we advise you to use the following online resources to keep in touch with the French culture and to complete your online classes.

Culturethèque (available for AF students and members only) where you will find many ressources in French available for everyone (children, adults), proposes by the French Institute

#Culturecheznous created by the French Ministry of Culture. It has diverse many diverse online ressources for everyone (children, adults)

IF Cinema to watch many videos in French

TV5 Monde which is a French television network, broadcasting several channels of French language programming

Opéra National de Paris which offers a replay of the classic operas

Intensive classes

We are thrilled that we can continue to support our students' learning and enjoyment of the French language by offering all our intensive courses in a distance format. Progress faster while staying home and reach one level in only 2 weeks!
Our distance classes will be available from 14th to 23th April 2020 with daily courses Monday to Friday.

Enrol now for the intensive classes and get a 10% discount >>

Term 2 enrolments are now open!

The term will run from 27th April to 4th July. We are prepared to hold distance courses for all Term 2 classes if we would need to stay longer at home. This is your chance to start or continue learning French with native-speaker teachers!

Enrol now for term 2 and get a 10% early bird discount >>

We keep in touch

The entire Alliance Française Auckland team will be available by email, phone and on social media as part of collective teleworking.

You are warmly invited to consult regularly our website and our social media to stay informed in real time of the situation and to discover more online ressources while staying home.

We appreciate your understanding and comprehension for those adverse external conditions. Please feel free to email us if you have any question or concern.

Merci et prenez soin de vous !

The Committee’s Members and the Alliance Française Auckland Team