Our mission is to promote knowledge and appreciation of the French language and Francophone cultures, and to encourage friendship and collaboration with the French-speaking world.
The Alliance Française of New Orleans is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization founded in 1984 and incorporated in the State of Louisiana.
–French language courses for adults, children, and businesses looking to support the desire or need for language study
–Language certifications including the DELF/DALF for adults and teens, and the DAEFLE for Teachers of French.
–Cultural activities for adults and children that present a comprehensive look at francophone culture in the 21st century
-A library and other resources online for both native speakers and French students.
Whether you are a native or fluent French speaker, a student of the language, or an interested non-French speaker, you are welcome to participate in the wide range of activities organized throughout the year!
History of Alliance Française Network:
The Alliance Française of New Orleans, though governed by a local nonprofit board, is a member of the international network of Alliance Française. Founded in 1883 by a group of eminent thinkers, including the scientist Louis Pasteur, the diplomat Ferdinand de Lesseps, the writers Jules Verne and Ernest Renan, and the publisher Armand Colin, the Alliance Française is the largest network of French language and cultural centers in the world.
The Alliances across the world are dedicated to promoting French language and francophone culture in order to foster relationships between people of all nationalities, ethnicities, and races.
There are over 800 Alliance chapters in the world. More than 136 countries have at least one city with an Alliance Française, and there are over 100 chapters in the United States.