Can’t enough of Jean-Luc Godard or Albert Camus? Why not join one of these French classes in Hong Kong so you can read the original text and ditch the subtitles on your fave Parisian movies!?
Do you enjoy reading Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre (and debating why they are completely different existentialists)? Or maybe you’re more of a Michel Foucault reader? Are you mesmerised by Blue is the Warmest Colour as well as other French New Wave and LGBTQ movies? Do you love shopping at French cheese shops or eating out at French restaurants in Hong Kong? If you’ve ticked all the boxes, then you’re probably a fan of French culture, and if you’d like to get fluent in this romantic language, here’s our guide to the best French classes in Hong Kong.
French classes in Hong Kong that will help you get by from Normandy to Nice
1. Alliance Française de Hong Kong
Dedicated to promoting French language and culture since 1953, Alliance Française offers a variety of French classes in Hong Kong taught by qualified native French teachers for teenagers, adults and children. Students will have access to its French multimedia library (la Médiathèque) and digital French Library (Culturethèque). The non-profit-making organisation also partners with Hong Kong French Film Festival and Le French May to deliver mesmerising French programmes to local audience all year around.
Alliance Française de Hong Kong, G/F-3/F, 52 Jordan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, p. 2730 3257九龍佐敦佐敦道52號地下至3樓
2. Hong Kong Institute of Languages
Whether you’re here for interest or in hopes of sharpening your global business acumen, Hong Kong Institute of Languages will offer some of the best learning experience for you. Since its establishment in 1985, the institution has been providing French classes in Hong Kong for adults, teenagers and children from 1.5 year old. Plus, there is also a corporate training arm – HKIL Training Solutions – to meet companies’ needs. All beginners are welcome!
Hong Kong Institute of Languages, 6/F Wellington Plaza, 56-58 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2877 6160, 中環威靈頓街56-58號威寧大廈6樓
3. French Touch Hong Kong
Known for its French playgroup and lessons for babies and toddlers (adults and companies are also welcome), French Touch Hong Kong puts not more than six students in each course to ensure the quality of teaching. Conducted by certified French native teachers, the team focus on enhancing students’ conversational skills and cultural insights. Private classes are also available.
French Touch Hong Kong, Unit 2401, 24/F Kwai Hung Holdings Center, 89 King’s Road, Fortress Hill, Hong Kong, p. 6443 7818, 北角英皇道89號桂洪集團中心24樓2401室
4. French Tutors Hong Kong
Result-oriented and striving to get good grades? French Tutors Hong Kong offers small group and private French classes in Hong Kong for those who want to achieve top results. Committed to providing high quality, exam-oriented and interactive lessons, more than 90 per cent of their students have achieved top 10 per cent grades in their French examinations! You can even take their private lessons at your designated place (if not one of their offices in Tsim Sha Tsui, Causeway Bay and Central), how convenient!
French Tutors Hong Kong, Unit 1305, 13/F Railway Plaza, 39 Chatham Road South, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 3611 5904, 九龍尖沙咀漆咸道39號鐵路大廈13樓1305室
5. Interactive French
Featuring three kinds of learning modes – Regular Courses, Private Lessons, French for Exams – Interactive French aims to educate you on French culture, improve your language skills and help you reach your full potential in exams. All courses are taught by experienced native French speakers. Focusing on maximising student talking time and student-teacher interaction, you’re in good hands.
Interactive French, 7/F Pow Wah Commercial Centre, 226 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 灣仔軒尼詩道226號寶華商業中心7樓
6. Use the app Duolingo
If you’ve learnt French in high school or college for a couple of years and somehow forgotten all of it, give Duolingo a try. It’ll totally jog your memories! Perfect for honing your listening and reading skills, this free language-learning app offers different levels and sessions for beginners. Spend 15 minutes on the app while you’re commuting every day, you’ll pick up the basics of French in no time.
Learn more about Duolingo and check out our other favourite Hong Kong apps.