Adult Courses

Founded in 1951, the Alliance Française de Harare, part of a world-wide network of not for profit organisations, offers a wide range of French courses to suit all levels and needs.

NEW: Download the 2019 calendar for ADULT SESSIONS

Our communication-oriented approach enables you to express yourself in French from your very first lesson. Our courses cover all four core areas of language development: speaking, reading comprehension, writing and listening.

All our tutors are qualified and trained teachers. You will interact, communicate and work in small groups using the most advanced audiovisual methods and equipments.

The classes cover all levels of French, from complete beginner (level A1) to independent (level B2), following the official curriculum of "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages". We can also prepare you to take official French governement language proficiency examinations should you like to have an internationally recognised certification. 


There are 4 levels to complete the full curriculum:


  • LEVEL A1/A2 (notions): completed in 3 sessions of 30 hours each / 90 hours
  • LEVEL A2/B1 (notions): completed in 3 sessions of 30 hours each / 90 hours
  • LEVEL B1 (Full): completed in 4 sessions of 30 hours each / 120 hours
  • LEVEL B2 (Full): completed in 5 sessions of 30 hours each / 150 hours

Please note: LEVEL C1 is on demand only. Click here for more info on our level structure

We offer 4 different formats for this curriculum: intensive, accelerated, extensive and semi-intensive

INTENSIVE: Classes of 2h are held 3 x a week on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday

Times: choose between:

  • Morning classes: 8.30 to 10.30 or 10.45 to 12.45
  • Evening class: 17.30 to 19.30

One session is covered in 30 hours over 4 to 6 weeks

ACCELERATED: Classes of 2h30 are held 4 x a week from Monday to Thursday

Times: choose between:

  • 8.00 to 10.30
  • 14.00 to 16.30

One session is covered in 30 hours over 3 weeks

EXTENSIVE: Classes of 2h30 are held on Saturdays


  • from 8.30 to 11.00

One session is covered in 30 hours over 12 weeks

SEMI-INTENSIVE: Classes of 2h30 are held on Wednesday and Saturday


  • Wednesday: 17.00 - 19.30
  • Saturday: 1.30 - 4.00

One session is covered in 30 hours over 6 weeks

Click here to download the 2019 Calendar

NEW: Special French course for Au Pair candidates to France

Are you a boy or a girl between 18 and 27 years-old?
Would like to travel to France during a gap year, be hosted in a French family
and discover a rich and vibrant culture while becoming fluent in French and
getting pocket money?
Get your A2 level (required for application) in a short time and prepare yourself
for an amazing adventure in France with the help of Alliance française!


For more information, please download and read the following documents: