About the Alliance Française

The mission of the Alliance Française is to promote the French language and francophone cultures and to foster exchanges between French speakers and local communities. Founded in Paris in 1883, the Alliance Française currently boasts more than 800 chapters in 130 countries, with over half a million students worldwide. The U.S. network  counts over 100 Alliances and more than 24,000 students. Most chapters offer French classes for adults and children, with a focus on understanding and speaking the language in a relaxed setting. Special events will immerse you in the French culture and introduce you to native speakers and francophiles just like you. Discover the French in you at your local Alliance Française!

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