Alliance Francaise Dublin French Classes for Kids and Teens (and Parents!)

Alliance Francaise Dublin French Classes for Children Teens and Adults

Are you looking for French classes for your child or teen? The award-winning Alliance Française Dublin has over 50 years’ experience in teaching French and belongs to a large world-wide network, established since 1883 to promote French language and culture in 133 countries. 

Alliance Francaise Winter Programme 2018


Monday November 19th to Saturday January 26th – The award-winning Alliance Française Dublin (AFD) has over 50 years’ experience in teaching French. There are award winning programmes for tots to teens from age 12 months to 12 years, 13 years to 17 years (leaving cert) and also for adults.

New Winter Term

  • Toddlers 12 months to 4 years – The award-winning A Petits Pas (APP) offers an innovative programme for toddlers and their parents. Classes are limited to 8 children and divided into 4 different age groups: 12-24 months (APP1), 2 years (APP2), 3 years(APP3), 4 years (APP4), plus a  bilingual groups (Mini Bilingues).
  • Children 4 years to 12 years – Through lively and stimulating activities, children of primary school age build up a broad and lasting knowledge of the French language.
  • Teens 13 years to 17 years – These courses are designed as a compliment to classes attended at secondary school. They provide a diversification and broadening of the language in an interactive way. Teachers focus on interests and topics relevant to the participants as well as the requirements of the syllabus.
  • Adults 18+  – Full 8 week programmes for adults at different level from general to diploma.

Free placement test available on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday evening from 5pm-7pm. Check out the full programme here.

*New Term: September 17th 2018*

Alliance Francaise Open Day September 2018

New Autumn Term French classes for Toddlers, Children, Teenagers & Adults of all abilities start on September 17th 2018 at Alliance Française Dublin.

You are invited to a Free Family Open Day on September 8th 2018 from 11am to 5pm. Along with entertainment and shows for toddlers up to teens, you can participate in sample classes and workshops and enjoy free drinks & snacks.

You can also go along for a free placement test every Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday between 5 & 7pm. No booking and no obligation to purchase a course.

So if you’ve been thinking about a French course for your wee one, child, teen or even yourself, you can go along and try them out.

Kids French Classes Dublin

The Alliance Française’s award-winning programmes for Toddlers and Children are available for every age, from 12 months to 12 years old, and levels, from complete beginners to bilingual, throughout the year: 16 week terms, one-off workshops, holiday camps, summer activities and more!

The cutting-edge programme for toddlers and parents “A Petits Pas” has received the prestigious European Language Label. The Award, coordinated by the European Commission and Léargas, rewards outstanding improvement in the quality of language teaching and learning.

Teens French Classes Dublin

Teenagers aren’t left out either with French Courses in Dublin designed to complement classes attended at secondary school, one-off workshops, holiday camps, summer activities, debating competitions in French and, of course, specialised preparation for students in Junior & Leaving Certificates. In contrast to most institutes in Dublin, the Alliance Française take no more than 16 students per group to ensure the best learning experience for all.

All the classes are harmonised with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages so that children have the option of taking the exams of the DELF (Diplôme d’Études en Langue Française) Primaires & Juniors the official diploma valid for life and internationally recognised.

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The Alliance Française Dublin employs and trains the best native French teachers in Ireland, all qualified and experienced in classes with minors for which they are Garda-vetted. They focus on interests and topics relevant to the participants’ age while following the requirements of the syllabus.

The Alliance Française is also open to the public where the young ones can immerse themselves in the French language and culture whether it’s simply having a snack in our French café/restaurant La Cocotte or using the newly refurbished facilities of the French Library, a state-of-the-art, multiform space with physical and digital collections and a dedicated “Children’s Corner”.

French Classes In Your Child’s School

Alliance Française Dublin is uniquely placed to provide Primary and Secondary Schools with French language training and activities. One or several of our qualified French native-speaking teachers can lead courses, fun activities or cultural workshops and/or presentations during school hours or after-school. Contact your child’s School PTA or us directly to set up these activities that will give a head start to your child in his/her future education.

From Home

Alliance Francaise Culturetheque

Discover the revolutionary digital platform Culturethèque, easily accessible on your computer, tablet or smart phone, that offers over 150,000 online documents including French books, newspapers, magazines, graphic novels, music recordings, audiobooks, films, documentaries, games, learning modules and much more! Dedicated sections for children and teenagers are now available too! This service is exclusive to the Alliance Française Dublin in Ireland.

For more information on any of the courses above you can contact the Alliance Française directly:

Alliance Française Dublin, 1 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

(+353) 1 676 1732 / [email protected] /

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