Classes starting 22nd of July

Secure your spot and start your
French learning journey with us today !

Sign up now!

why learn french with us?

  • The home of French in Manchester, offering French classes, official French exams, French-language cultural events, and a French-language library.
  • A locally-registered and locally-run charity.
  • A community of French speakers and Francophiles which has been part of Manchester for over 40 years. 
  • Specialists in teaching French
  • French native-speaker teachers with degree-level teaching qualifications
  • Classes taught through French, immersive French-language institution. 
  • Contemporary, communicative teaching methodology with up-to-date manuals and materials.
  • Online Student Portal with class materials and virtual noticeboard. 
  • Classes at a wide range of levels, following the Common European Framework of Reference

What's included with your french class?



"Excellent value for money. Teacher providing excellent variety of themes, lively presentation and very structured programme. Couldn’t ask for more!"

- March 2023

"I have an outstanding teacher, friendly, approachable and very knowledgeable. Every session was valuable. AF have been very welcoming, and I am happy with the broad range of activities, the technology platform and everything about it. I feel part of a community."

- November 2023

"I find learning French with a native speaker to have been much better than the teachers I had at school."

- January 2024

I'm most grateful to my teacher for all of the time and preparation she invested in these personal tuition sessions. I appreciated how much work was done to shape the period of instruction, so it incorporated materials I'm working with, and touched on topics I'm interested in. I learned a great deal during this period!

- July 2024

— What's on —

Olympics Exhibition

Olympics Exhibition

+ Read more
Tout le bleu du ciel
   | Book Club (face to face)

Tout le bleu du ciel

+ Read more
My Best Friend

My Best Friend

+ Read more


Manchester's largest and best French-language library, with French books and French DVDs for learners, improvers and native speakers; adults and children!


— Sign up for our Newsletter —

Online & onsite french classes

Whether you prefer to learn from the comfort of home or like the buzz of meeting with your class in person, there is an option for you: our French classes are available both online and in person. Check our upcoming courses to find out more.

Book a Level Consultation Book a Level Consultation

— Our partners —


125 Portland Street
Manchester M1 4QD

Phone: 0161 236 7117
Email us

Office & Library Opening Hours
9:30am-12am & 1pm-7pm
Fri: 9:30am-1pm
Sat. & Sun.: Closed

Design by Monsieur Graphic. Powered by Oncord.