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Learn & SPEAK French


According to the CECR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages), Alliance française offers you a 6-level progression, from A1 to C2 ; at the end of each level, you will be able to sit for the DELF (Diplôme d’Etudes de Langue Française) or the DALF (Diplôme Approfondi de  Langue Française).


These diplomas are recognized all over the world for a job, a migration or a higher studies project. For those who do not wish to take these exams, we shall issue an attestation based on attendance and performance in periodic class tests, allowing you to go to the next level.

CECR LEVEL Speaking &Listening Reading Writing
A1 Basic user Understand basic instructions or take part in a factual conversation on a practical topic Understand basic notices, instructions or information Complete basic forms and write notes, including time, date and place
A2 Basic user Express simple opinions or requirements in a familiar context Understand straightforward information within a known area, such as on products,  signs and simple textbooks or report on familiar matters Complete forms and write short simple letters or postcards related to personal information
B1 Independent user Express opinions on abstract or cultural matters in a limited way or offer advice within a known area, and understand instructions or public announcements Understand routine  information and articles and the general meaning of non routine information within a familiar area Write letters or make notes on familiar or predictable matters
B2 Independent user Follow or give a talk on familiar topics or keep a conversation on a fairly wide range of topics Scan texts for relevant information and understand detailed instruction or advice Make notes while someone is talking or write a letter including non standard requests
C1 Proficient user Contribute effectively to meetings and seminars within one’s own area of work or keep up a casual conversation with a good degree of fluency, coping with abstract expressions Read quickly enough to cope with an academic course, to read the media for information or to understand non-standard correspondence Prepare / draft professional correspondence, take reasonably accurate notes in meetings or write an essay which shows an ability to communicate
C2 Proficient user Advice on or talk about sensitive issues, understanding colloquial references and dealing confidently with hostile questions Understand documents, correspondence and reports, including the finer point of complex texts. Write letters on any subject and take down full notes of meetings or seminars with good expression and accuracy



DELF/DALF Schedule

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Our method ? Let’s communicate !

These classes, all based on a communicative approach to learning French as a foreign language, are aimed towards the general public as well as learners with specific needs (tourism, diplomacy, business, preparation to O and A levels of the Sri Lanka Public Education system and others), of all ages wishing to master French language and culture: children, teen-agers and adults. They allow you to pass the International Examinations in French DELF and DALF at any time you choose and you will receive a national certification at the end of each level considered.

Other Costs for All Courses

Registration, Student Membership        :Subscription : Rs 1000.00

Purchase of methods         : Books and 1 CD, valid during 2 or 3 full sessions or 1 full level : from Rs 3,000.00  to Rs 5,000.00 according to the chosen class and required level

Placement test        : Those who have started studying French elsewhere, a placement test will be given : Rs 1000.00

Type of classes at Alliance Française in COLOMBO

For Children


  •             Getting started with French        (6 to 9 )

  • 11 hours, 11 weeks
  • 1 x 1 hour (See Schedule)
  • Rs 5,000.00

For Pre Teens


  •             Getting into French (10 TO 14)

  • 33 hours, 11 weeks
  • Regular classes – 2 x 1h30  (See Schedule)
  • *exceptional classes 1h30 x 2  (See schedule)
  • Rs 12,200.00

For Students


  •             G.C.E Adv LEVEL

  • 33 hours, 11 weeks
  • 1 x 3 hours (See Schedule)
  • Rs 13,200.00
  •             G.C.E Ord LEVEL

  • 22 hours, 11 weeks
  • 1 x 2 hours (See schedule)
  • Rs 7,500.00

For Adults


  •               EXTENSIVE

  • Beginners
  • Pre-Intermediate
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • 55 hours/*38.5 hours, 11 weeks
  • Regular Classes 2 x 2 1/2 hours (See Schedule)
  • *exceptional classes – 1 x 3h30
  • Rs 15,000.00 (5h)
  • Rs 13,500.00 (3.5h)
  • Post O/L Classes :- Rs 15,000.00


  •             Preparation for DALF C1

  • 55 hours , 11 weeks
  • 2 x 2 1/2 hours ( See Schedule)
  • Rs 15,000.00

A la carte

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French with Specific Objectives

  • Français du tourisme et /ou de l’hôtellerie- French for Tourism and /or Hotel Trade
  • Français de la diplomatie- French for Diplomacy
  • Français des affaires- French for Business

30 hours , 15 weeks or 60 hours 30 weeks 2 hours per week Rs 95,000.00 / Rs 185,000.00 for a group of 12 persons maximum

  •             Conversation classes

  • Classes for students having reached B1 level and who wish to practice in French with a native speaker. Groups between 8 and 12 persons.
  • 11 weeks
  • 1x 1.5 hours
  • Rs 6,200.00


  •             Individual

  • Classes aimed towards 1 or 2 individuals with personal objectives.
  • Rs 2,400 / per hour / per student


  •             Others

  • French as a Speciality language : according to the needs as they are formulated by the client

4500.00 Rs/hour for a group of 12 persons maximum.

The schedule of the classes for the new term should be updated long with the International Exam (DELF/DALF)Schedule and its rates.

Study in France visit EDEX 2015

Jointly with Alliance Française, Campus France is participating at the EDEX 2015, the national Higher Education Careers Expo which will be held on 23rd, 24th and 25th January at the BMICH in Colombo.

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The Campus France stall can be found at



CAMPUS FRANCE is the French national agency for the promotion of higher education, internatoional student services and student mobility in France. In Sri Lanka, it can be reached at the Campus France Information Desk in Alliance Française de Kotte (AFKo).

The AFKo is the only official French language and cultural institute in Colombo, part of the international network of the Alliance Française foundation.

During the expo, a lucky draw -open to all- will be organized which will allow the winners to enjoy a free French course offered by Alliance Française de Kotte in Colombo.

You can also get information on how the Alliance Française can help you with your projects to study in France, in French or in English (750 programs at Master’s level fully taught in English).


You are welcome to consult our documentation on guidelines and procedure to study in France here.