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    Learn to speak French faster in our small French courses with expert native teachers, online library and free language course books in Auckland


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    Learn French quicker from our expert native French teachers from France with degrees in Education.


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    Fun and interactive language classes with expert native French teachers in Auckland


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    Book and pay online for our French courses in Auckland - $150, less than $19 per class, includes expert teachers, free course books and online library.


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    Free with every course, learn to speak French faster with our online French library with hundreds of electronic texts to read and also listen to thousands of French audios to master and practice your pronunciation...


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    Over 30 reasons why you should start learning French today with the French Institute in Auckland


french Working Holidays for New Zealanders

French working holiday visas are a type of residence permit allowing travellers to undertake employment (and sometimes study) in the country issuing the visa that allows them to work and to supplement their travel funds. For many young people, holding a working holiday visa enables them to experience living in a foreign country without undergoing the usual costly expenses of finding work sponsorship in advance or going on expensive university exchange programmes. Most working holiday visas are offered under reciprocal agreements between certain countries to encourage travel and cultural exchange between their citizens.

There are often several restrictions on this type of visa:

  • Many are intended for young travellers and, as such, have an age restriction (usually from 18 to 30 or 35).
  • There are usually limits on the type of employment taken or the length of time the traveller can be employed.
  • The visa holder is expected to have sufficient funds to live on while employment is sought.
  • The visa holder should have some kind of health or travel insurance for the duration of the stay unless the country will cover.

French countries


Citizens of New Zealand aged 18–30 may be eligible for a 1-year Belgian working holiday visa in the Belgium Federal Public. As Belgium is a Schengen Agreement signatory the 2 year Belgian working holiday visa serves as a Type D national visa which permits the holder to stay and work in the Kingdom of Belgium during the visa's period of validity, as well as travelling in the rest of the Schengen Area for up to 90 days in a 180-day period (i.e. a maximum of 180 days in the 25 other Schengen countries during the visa's 1 year validity)

Link: https://australia.diplomatie.belgium.be/en/travel-to-belgium/visa/working-holiday-visa-new-zealanders


Citizens of New Zealand are eligible for a Canadian working holiday visa, so long as they fulfill certain criteria which are specific to each country, such as being 18-35 years old etc.

Link: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/work-canada/iec.html



Citizens of New Zealand aged 18–30 can apply for a one-year Frenchworking holiday visa in the France. As France is a Schengen Agreement signatory, the 1 year French working holiday visa serves as a visa which permits the holder to stay and work in France during the visa's period of validity, as well as travelling in the rest of the Schengen Area for up to 90 days in a 180-day period (i.e. a maximum of 180 days in the 25 other Schengen countries during the visa's 1 year validity).

Link: https://nz.ambafrance.org/Working-holiday-visa-2223.aspx


Source: Wikipedia.

what job can i do when there?

Past French Institute students have worked in the France, Belguim and Canada as:

  • English teachers and tutors
  • Aupairs and Nannies
  • Hotel staff
  • Call centre staff
  • Bartenders and baristas
  • English speaking Tour guides
  • Super yachts Staff as deck hands and stewards
  • and also voulunteered in communities ...

recommended study

The French Institute recommends that you complete at least a Beginners French Course and ideally go on to the Improvers French Course before embarking on our 1 year French world adventure.

request a certificate

To make finding work or study easier you should request upon completion of a French course your Certificate of Completion to add to your CV as proof of French proficiency and study...

French Library

Learn to speak French faster with our online French library with thousands of electronic texts, travel guides and audios. View on your tablet and phone and take your French learning with you wherever you go...


Best French Teachers

We have some of the best French teachers, all our teachers are expert qualified native speakers with University degrees and experienced.



All our language courses come with a free course book that is used in class to get you speaking French faster.



Classes are limited to around 10 students, guarantees the teacher's attention. Research shows small classes are the best for learning.



Learn French faster with our online library with thousands of electronic texts and audios that you can play on your tablet, phone or laptop.


French Activities & Events

The French Institute organises activities and Events in Auckland.


Central Auckland Location

The French Institute has a central location with modern classrooms


Extra help Available

If you are struggling and need a little assistance then email to arrange a little time before or after your regular class with a teacher.



Certificates are available on request to show that you have completed a French course at the French Institute.


About Us

French Institute is Auckland's premier French Language School. Learn French in our small interactive classes with expert native speaker French teachers from France. We offer a wide range of French lessons for beginner to advanced levels. We provide a free course book with each course and there are no hidden contracts or membership fees
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French Institute
Level 9, 155 Queen St (Acrossia House)
Auckland 1010

Phone: 021-461-551
Email: info@frenchinstitute.co.nz

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