Welcome to Allef

ALLEF is a voluntary organisation facilitating language and cultural exchange programmes for primary school children between the UK, France and Germany

The Association for Learning Languages ALLEF provides linguistic and cultural exchanges for children aged 8 to 11 from the UK to France or Germany.

The programme provides a fantastic opportunity for children to develop excellent language skills and have a life-changing experience. Many of our graduates have gone on to study, live or work abroad, as well as develop fluency in one or more languages.

Everyone who voluntarily gives up their time to help promote the work of ALLEF has had their own children on exchange visits for six months, as well as received one, two, three, four or in some cases even more foreign children into their home for a six month period.

Families choose to get involved with ALLEF for a number of reasons including:

  • The family regularly take holidays abroad to France or Germany
  • The family is multicultural and the children living in England cannot communicate with their extended family
  • The children have shown an aptitude for languages from an early age
  • The family may have been based abroad through a work or military posting, or might be so in the future

Whatever the reason, we’re glad you found us. ALLEF is a not-for-profit organisation run exclusively by volunteers dedicated to creating enjoyable, exciting and educational six month exchanges to France and Germany. Our lengthy application process and rigorous vetting procedures ensure that the exchanges are safe, secure and on the whole hugely successful in starting a lifelong interest in the language and culture of France and Germany, as well as lifelong friendships.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Please Note: The closing dates for application forms to be submitted are:

31st January for Spring interviews

31st July for Autumn interviews

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