FRENCH INSTITUTE AUCKLAND, palmerston north & wellington

We have been offering the highest-quality French Immersion teaching instruction for almost 10 years. With 100s students a year, we are one of the largest language school in New Zealand dedicated to the instruction of French.

  • Instructors: Native French speakers, experienced and fully qualified to teach French as a foreign language (FLE). All French teachers hold University degrees in Education.
  • CEFR: We follow the highly regarded  Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and offer preparation courses for French Exams used for Residence and Citizenship for moving to France and Canada.
  • Method: Developing communication skills through the latest communicative and task based approaches in French teaching and by incorporating the use of video, audio, and printed materials, carefully selected to best fit New Zealand students' needs.
  • Courses: A wide variety of courses at all levels (A1 - C2) and interests for adults, teenagers, children and toddlers are scheduled at various convenient times.
  • Class Sizes: Classes have a maximum of around 10 students to ensure a personalised and student-centred experience.
  • Prices: $150 for 8 week courses, thats only $19 a class. Our prices are the best on offer for Immersion French courses with experienced French teachers and in small class sizes.
  • Course Levels: We teach French to students of all ages, levels (A1-C2) and ability.
  • Specialist courses: We offer corporate classes and specialty courses tailored to your particular needs and outcomes.
  • Technique: Our teaching conforms to the guidelines of the Common European Framework of References for languages.


The French Institute is a member of the following associations:

  • NZALT - New Zealand Association of Language Teachers)
  • Linguistics Society of New Zealand
  • NZAFT – The New Zealand Association of French Teachers



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


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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.


Auckland and Wellington schools

The French Institute has French schools and classes in Auckland and Wellington.


French Immersion classes

We use the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and classes are taught in French.



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


About Us

French Institute is an immersion French Language School in Auckland, Palmerston North and Wellington. Learn French in our small interactive immersion classes with expert and passionate native speaker French teachers fromFfrance. We offer a wide range of French lessons for beginner (A1) to advanced (C2) levels following the industry standard Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and preparing you for French language exams (DELF) and travel to France while using the latest teaching methodologies.
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French Institute
Level 10, 155 Queen St (Acrossia House)
Auckland 1010

Phone: 021-461-551

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