Alliance Française de Zurich “AFZ” – Who are we?

Alliances Françaises: a worldwide network!

  • 1883 – Foundation of the first Alliance Française in Paris under the aegis of Paul Cambon and Pierre Foncin, with the support of personalities such as Jules Verne, Louis Pasteur, Ferdinand de Lesseps, Armand Colin and Ernest Renan
  • A unique network in the world with more than 832 Alliances Françaises in 132 countries (in 2018)
  • The world’s leading French language school with over 498,000 learners (state in 2018)
  • The mission: to promote the French language and culture as well as the development of intercultural exchanges
  • Non-political and non-religious association
  • Non-profit organization

Alliance Française de Zurich: our history for 130 years!

  • Founded in 1889, we are one of the oldest Alliances in the world. We celebrated our 130 year anniversary in 2019!
  • Our association is a non-profit organization under Swiss law
  • Our mission: the promotion of the French language and culture
  • We welcome all those who love the French language and culture, regardless of nationality, religion or political opinion
  • Our school has been offering French courses in Zurich for over 60 years!

Why choose AFZ?

  • we have decades of experience in teaching French: French courses have been our specialty for over 60 years!
  • thousands of students have successfully learned French thanks to our professionalism
  • we are your contact in Zurich for French courses
  • our teachers are all native French speakers, experienced, highly motivated and flexible
  • we offer a personalized learning environment
  • Our small group courses offer optimal learning conditions.
  • we offer courses adapted to your needs
  • our experience and expertise are recognized by:
    • Many well-known companies and institutions as well as small and medium-sized companies (banks, insurance companies, media, consumer goods, public authorities, transport) have trusted us for years.
    • thousands of students who choose us for our excellent reputation