Let us accompany you on your French language journey. Discover the beauty and excitement of learning a new language and open yourself up to new possibilities!

HOW TO CHOOSE A COURSE? THERE ARE TWO WAYS!


  1. ARE YOU A COMPLETE BEGINNER?
    Choose directly the A1.1 course using our course selector.
  2. HAVE YOU STUDIED FRENCH BEFORE?
    Take a FREE placement test if you have done some French before but are not sure about your level. It will help us give you advice on the best match possible in terms of classes available for the session of your choice.

Take the written placement test HERE.

We will contact you soon for an oral interview. For more information about our classes, please email info@alliance.ph

Why Learn French?


5 reasons to learn French at AFM
  1. Variety of the classes: We offer a wide variety of classes and workshops to make sure we suit your preference and availability.
  2. Expertise of the instructors: Our teachers are all qualified in the field of Teaching French as a Foreign Language; AFM is also the centre for the DELF/DALF examinations, the official diplomas awarded by the French Ministry of Education
  3. Updated methods: To learn a language, one must speak it. AFM, therefore, uses the communicative way of teaching French to its students.
  4. Centre of French culture: Through the AFM Ciné Club, regular art exhibits, and other special events, AFM is the destination for French culture in Manila.
  5. Socializing: Meet and interact with people who share a common interest and make new friends en français!

2017 Calendar


Important information Classes are not held on public Holidays. In case of inclement weather, the AFM adheres to the city of Makati’s advisories. Schedules permitting, make-up classes will be arranged for both public holidays and class suspensions due to inclement weather.

COURSES:

SESSION 1

09 January – 05 March Enrollment starts 21 November 2016

Regular Sessions (8 weeks)
  • 09 January – 05 March
Intensive session (4 weeks)
  • 09 January – 02 February
  • 06 February – 02 March
SESSION 2

20 March – 21 May Enrollment starts 13 February

Regular Sessions (8 weeks)
  • 20 March – 21 May
Intensive session (4 weeks)
  • 20 March – 20 April
  • 24 April – 18 May
SUMMER SESSION

24 April – 19 May Enrollment starts March 20

SESSION 3

29 May – 23 July Enrollment starts 25 April

Regular Sessions (8 weeks)
  • 29 May – 23 July
Intensive session (4 weeks)
  • 29 May – 22 June
  • 26 June – 20 July
SESSION 4

7 August – 1 October Enrollment starts 3 July

Regular Sessions (8 weeks)
  • 7 August – 2 October
Intensive session (4 weeks)
  • 7 August – 31 August
  • 4 September – 28 September
SESSION 5

16 October – 10 December Enrollment starts 11 September

Regular Sessions (8 weeks)
  • 16 October – 10 December
Intensive session (4 weeks)
  • 16 October – 09 November
  • 13 November – 7 December

EXAMINATION SESSIONS:

  • DELF/DALF tout public:
    • MARCH 8-10 (Deadline of Registration Feb 18)
    • MAY 24-26 (Deadline of Registration May 6)
    • OCTOBER 04-06 (Deadline of Registration Sept 16)
  • DELF Junior:
    • JANUARY 20-21 (Deadline of Registration Jan 11)
    • JUNE 08-09 (Deadline of Registration May 27)
    • DELF prim:
      • JUNE 08-09 (Deadline of Registration May 27)
  • DAEFLE:
    • Test d’accès:
      • To be announced
    • Examens finaux:
      • To be announced
  • TEF/TEFAQ:
    • FEBRUARY 17 (Deadline Registration Jan 25)
    • APRIL 21 (Deadline Registration March 29)
    • JUNE 23 (Deadline Registration May 31)
    • SEPTEMBER 1 (Deadline Registration August 9)
    • NOVEMBER 10 (Deadline Registration October 18)


Class Schedules and Rates


Class Rhythm / Number of hours Schedule(s) Tuition fee
General French 56h

Mon & Wed or Tues & Thurs; 9am – 12.30pm or 2 – 5.30pm

PHP 7200

32h

Mon & Wed or Tues & Thurs; 6.15 – 8.15pm

PHP 4944

24h

Saturdays or Sundays 9am – 12nn or 2-5pm

PHP 4944

Intensive 4 weeks 56h

Mon – Thurs (4x / week); 9am – 12.30pm or 2 – 5.30pm

PHP 7200

Professional French 32h

Mon & Wed or Tues & Thurs; 6.15 – 8.15pm *schedules can be modified upon request

PHP 5305

Teens classes 16h

Saturdays; 10am – 12nn *schedules can be modified upon request

PHP 3703

Kids classes 16h

Saturdays; 10am – 12nn *schedules can be modified upon request

PHP 3703

Talk in French 12h

Saturdays; 12.10 – 1.40pm *schedules can be modified upon request

PHP 3703

News in French 16h

Saturdays; 10am – 12nn *schedules can be modified upon request

PHP 3703

Sing in French 16h

Fridays; 10am – 12nn *schedules can be modified upon request

PHP 3703

Grammaire + 16h

Fridays; 2-4pm *schedules can be modified upon request

PHP 3703


Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)


Our syllabus is based on the Common European Framework (CEF) which is the European guideline used internationally to describe the level of fluency by a foreign language learner.

CEFR Level

User

AFM Courses

Description

Hours of learning*

A1

Breakthrough
(Basic)

9 sublevels

Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

100h

A2

Waystage
(Elementary)

8 sublevels

Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need

240h

B1

Threshold
(Intermediate)

9 sublevels

Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst traveling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans. 400h

B2

Vantage
(Upper intermediate)

8 sublevels

Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialization. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options. 600h

C1

Proficiency
(Expertise)

C1

Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning. Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices. 800h

C2

Mastery

/

Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. Can summarize information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations 1000h

* Minimum number of hours of training to be able to attend a certification corresponding to that level. For more information : http://www.coe.int/t/dg4/linguistic/cadre1_en.asp

Student Membership


Everyone can be a member of Alliance Française de Manille! Apply now and be part of the ever-expanding Francophile community in the capital!

Why become a member?


Enjoy various advantages that only a member can have! Get discounts, special invitations and be able to borrow documents from the Aurelio Montinola, Jr. Library for one year!

Student Membership


Php 1020
  • Borrowing privileges at the Library
  • 10% discount on language classes & at the Le Coude Rouge restaurant

How to become a member?


  • Download the form here, fill it up then pay at the Reception Area of Alliance Française de Manille.
OR

In both cases, bring one 1x1 or 2x2 photo during your first visit to Alliance Francaise. A membership card will be issued to the member.

Terms and Conditions


Mode of Payment


Full payment shall be made upon enrollment either in cash or personal check. Check payments should be made payable to the order of Alliance Française of Manila, Inc.

General Class Policies


Alliance Française de Manille (AFM) reserves the right to cancel or dissolve a class if the number of students fails to reach the required minimum number. In such an event, AFM encourages enrolled students to join another class of the same level and availability. However, if a student cannot do so, AFM shall refund his/her full tuition fee. In case of cancellation of a class, a make-up class shall be scheduled. AFM reserves the right to change the assigned teacher during an ongoing session (if necessary). Every enrolled student is required to obtain the official teaching materials used by AFM. Evaluations are administered at the end of each level of the Common European Framework for Languages (CEFL) to determine the student’s qualification to continue onto the next level.

Transfer


Student shall be permitted to transfer to another schedule by submitting a written notice:

  • Regular Classes: within the first two weeks of the session calendar
  • Intensive Classes: within the first two meetings of the classes
  • Please note that AFM cannot always guarantee the availability of slots. For any transfer, an administration fee of three hundred pesos (P300.00) is automatically charged to the student.
  • For classes of lesser tuition fee, amount difference will not be refunded.
  • For classes of higher tuition fee, amount difference will be shouldered by the student.
  • Transfers are subject to conditions.

Credit Note


AFM shall grant a credit note to a student who has enrolled to a specific session calendar but wishes to defer or cancel his/her enrollment subject to the following terms:

  1. 100% if one submits a written notice ten (10) days prior to the start of the session calendar;
  2. 75% if one submits a written notice five (5) days prior to the start of the session calendar;
  3. 50% if one submits a written notice two (2) days prior to the start of the session calendar;
  4. 25% if one submits a written notice less than one (1) day before the start of the session and within the first two weeks of the session calendar.
  5. No credit shall be issued after the second week of the session calendar.

An administration fee of three hundred pesos (P300.00) is automatically deducted from the credit note. The full amount of the credit note can be used only once as deferment payment within a six (6) month period.

Credit notes are neither transferable nor refundable. They cannot be used to purchase books nor be credited for private tutorial classes.

Class Suspension (due to weather)


Given the difficulty of foreseeing the extent and consequences of the rainy season, The AFM Language Center has decided to issue the following automatic class suspension policy in case of typhoons and/or bad weather conditions. Please take note that classes are automatically cancelled when:

  1. In case of typhoons, PAGASA issues storm signal N⁰2 in Metro Manila.
  2. In the event that the City of Makati issues an official announcement for the suspension of classes in ALL LEVELS.

Immigration to Quebec


The Alliance française de Manille strengthens ties with Canada


In March 2014, the Alliance française de Manille signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the Quebec Ministry of Immigration and Cultural Communities in order to become a recognized Quebec affiliate, better equipped to accompany you in your journey to Quebec. In recognition of the increasing number of students learning French with the objective of studying or working in Canada, mostly in the province of Quebec these past few months, the AFM has regrouped important information vital to your preparation. We hope that these elements at your disposal will guide you in taking the necessary steps essential to your linguistic and cultural formation, making the transition from the Philippines to Canada as smooth and simple as possible.

Canada and the Philippines


Canada’s bilateral relations with the Philippines are strong and friendly, marked by close cooperation in a variety of domains such as government, civil society and international organizations. Through multiculturalism, Canada recognizes the cultural heritage and the potential of all Canadians, encouraging them to integrate into Canadian society and take an active part in its social, cultural, economic and political affairs. Motivated by this knowledge and undoubtedly attracted by what Canada can offer in terms of educational and professional opportunities, many Filipinos have made the decision to move and settle there. As of 2012, there are approximately 800,000 Filipino migrants in Canada. Filipinos account for the majority of incoming immigrants to Canada, and this number continues to grow each year.

Speaking of multiculturality, a large and very multicultural part of Canada with many different spoken languages is Quebec, whose immigration program is proactive and very much in favor of health professionals, making it an attractive goal for Filipino immigration applicants. French being one of Canada’s official languages, your French language proficiency could help your earn points and speed up your immigration process. Validate your French language skills through official examinations recognized by Quebec’s MICC (Ministry of Immigration and Cultural Communities)! The Alliance française de Manille organizes regular TEFAQ (Test d’Evaluation en Français adapté au Québec) and DELF (Diplôme d’Etudes en Langue Française) exam sessions for you to obtain official certifications of your French language acquisition.


HOW ELSE CAN THE ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE DE MANILLE ACCOMPANY YOUR JOURNEY TO QUEBEC? How can the agreement between the AFM and the MICC (Quebec Ministry of Cultural Communities) help you in your application for Quebec immigration?

If you study at the AFM, you can be eligible for tuition reimbursement upon your arrival in Quebec! Since April 1, 2009, the Quebec Ministry of Immigration and Cultural Communities has been reimbursing up to 1,500 Canadian dollars to immigrants who have taken French language classes abroad after October 22, 2008 in affiliated institutions (including the Alliance française de Manille), and who are in possession of a CSQ (Quebec Selection Certificate).

What is a CSQ?


http://www.immigration-quebec.gouv.qc.ca/en/immigrate-settle/students/stay-quebec/application-csq/index.html The sum you can claim (maximum of 1,500 CAN$) will correspond to the amount paid in the country wherein the classes where taken by presenting official proof originating from the accredited institution. The conversion in Canadian dollars shall be computed on the date the Ministry receives your form requesting for reimbursement.

Fill out your Reimbursement Request Form.


The reimbursement request form is composed of a section to be filled up by the student and another one to be filled up by the accredited institution for French classes. Before exiting your country of origin, make sure you obtain all necessary information from the institution with an authorized signature and its official seal. NB: Take care to keep this document in your possession as the Ministry will only accept the original copies (form and accompanying documents). Important: You should already be in possession of your CSQ (Quebec Selection Certificate) before beginning the French course. For more information: http://www.immigration-quebec.gouv.qc.ca/en/french-language/country-departure/reimbursement-courses.html