Our story

The Alliance Française was established in Paris in 1883 by eminent figures of the arts, the sciences, and politics to ensure the influence of the French language and culture around the world.

The Alliance Française of Potchefstroom was created in 1971 and is a French language and cultural organisation in Pothefstroom. We cooperates with the French department of the North-West University (Potch campus), the larger Alliance Française group and the French Embassy.

We currently teach French courses for adults, teenagers and kids, as well as online courses during the Covid-19 lockdown.

We also organise cultural events to create an environment for French speakers to meet – such as French coffee events, film nights, concerts , exhibitions and other activities in cooperation with the NWU Potch French committee.