We've gotten a lot of great feedback from our French students over the years, telling us of their successes and how learning at the French Institute changed their lives and gave them opportunities. Here are just a few stories::

improved spanish skills

I lived in France for a year, three years ago. When I came back to Auckland I enrolled in your school. The approach to learning, with the accompanying library is excellent and provides a logical, structured and fun way to learn. Last spring, when I went back to France, my friends told me that my French was much improved. Thank you French Institute


volunteer helps in central america

I traveled to Africa to volunteer and make a difference. Learning to speak French has really helped me to enjoy my travels. As I now sponsor several African children through World Vision, your course has allowed me to effectively speak with them. Thank you very much


reconnected to my culture

I was born in New Zealand and grew up in our monolingual education system, I was not allowed by my teachers to speak anything other than English at home so I grew up only speaking English. After taking classes at the French Institute I was able to talk to my mother in French, visit our relatives in France and live there for some time.


better manage my seasonal workers

I bought this course because I work with many seasonal farm workers. Sometimes I could get away with giving instruction in English, but often I could see that they did not understand. After doing this course I can now give them special instructions, tell them where to go and everybody is on the same page with no misunderstandings. Best thing I have ever done!


english teacher working in peru

I decided to take some private classes to brush up on my high school French as I was applying to teach in France, in no time I gained the confidence to speak in French thanks to my amazing teacher. Thank you for the links to schools in France and to be an English teacher assistant. Merci!


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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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