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Frequently Asked Questions


Do I have to have studied French before enrolling as a student at Alliance Française de York?

No, we have courses to suit all levels of French speaker, from the total beginner to the nearly fluent.

Do I have to be a member to enrol on a class?

No, although we do have a special membership for our students which gives them full membership advantages. See the Membership page for more details.


Do members have to be enrolled on a class?



When can I expect to converse fluently in French?

There is no set time period to learn any language fluently. Students in all courses at the Alliance Française de York are encouraged to speak French from day one. It is recommended that you study at least 120 hours of French to be able to join in with unprepared conversations on topics covering everyday life (e.g. family, hobbies, work, travel).


What if I cannot speak French?

You can still enjoy many of our cultural & social events, where speaking French is not a requirement. See our What's On? page for details. 


Do you offer children’s classes?

We can offer children’s classes on request. We also assist with tuition for GCSE and A level students. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.


I would like to work as an intern at the Alliance Française de York. How can I do this?

Please send your CV and covering letter by email to

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