Media Library

At the media library all our members can choose between more than 700 French films on DVD, most of them are subtitled in English. These include classics, comedies, dramas and action.

For Francophone or French speakers there is a library containing about 500 novels by well-known authors. There is also a wide selection of French books at different levels for students learning the French language in the Learner’s corner.

The Alliance also subscribes to 6 different French magazines which appeal to a diversity of tastes. The magazine Bien Dire specifically caters for learners of French and includes articles which can be read by beginners to advanced students of French. Some of the other titles which the Alliance subscribes to are Elle (fashion), Elle à table(cooking), Côté Sud (décor), Marie Claire (Fashion), Ca m’intéresse (news, scientific articles), etc.

Children can relax and read a wide selection of books in the children’s corner which is colorfully decorated. They can draw, write and play.

Not to mention a free acces to Culturetheque, our Medialibrary online, for more information you can click here

Learn French in Port Elizabeth ! It’s time, register now for the 3rd session 2019 !

To register, by email to or by phone 041 585 7889

The Alliance Française of Port Elizabeth uses the most modern and efficient methods on the market to boost your learning, making use of new technologies as well as a wide range of cultural and fun activities to facilitate and enrich your learning experience.

Adult Courses

The regular course offers the best option for a smooth and gradual learning process, ensuring a well balanced approach between communication skills, cultural elements and grammar and vocabulary.

Kids and Teenagers Courses

Our French courses for kids and for teenagers are the best option for children to learn French in an entertaining way, using a dynamic method which focuses on oral communication, games and songs. Children can enter this course from a very early age. We adapt our courses according to the child.

What are you waiting for? Become multilingual in 2019!

To register, please send an email to  or by phone 041 585 7889

Deadline of the registration : Friday 28 June 2019

Beginning of the 3rd term’s classes : Monday 8 July 2019

Our story

The Alliance Française of Port Elizabeth was founded in 1960. It was first situated in Bird Street, in the city centre of the Heritage site before moving to the historical site of Richmond Hill in 1990, where it now owns a beautiful Victorian House.

The Alliance Française of Port Elizabeth is the fourth largest in the South African network established in 1936.

We are ideally situated, right in the heart of the city, in an upmarket area full of cafés, restaurants and small designer shops.

It has three modern classrooms equipped with interactive whiteboards, a multimedia centre and library and a gallery for exhibitions.

Because we believe that learning a language is inherent to experiencing its culture, we organize weekly events in various fields allowing students and members of the public to engage in cross cultural dialogue.

Exhibition “Ancient fables for the modern mind ”

The Alliance Française of Port Elizabeth is very delighted to welcome the promising young artists of the YAP Collectivel for an innovative, talented and colorful exhibition.

YAP (young artists platform) is an art collective based in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Our aim is to create a platform for local, young and upcoming artists to showcase their work to the public eye.

THEME OF THE EXHIBITION: Ancient fables for the modern mind

The Alliance Française and the YAP collective invite you to come taking a closer look at ancient folklores and ancestral traditions within South African cultures in opposition to /conversation with modernity and futurism.

Free entrance from Monday 3rd of June to Friday 21st of June 2019 – Opening hours : 9am to 6pm