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The Alliance Française de La Nouvelle Orléans, is one of the leading providers of French language and culture education in the New Orleans area. A member of the international network of Alliance Française chapters, located in over 100 different countries, the AFNO is a part of the largest network of French language and cultural centers in the world.

Our mission

Teaching French, celebrating French-speaking cultures and nourishing our Louisiana heritage and future.

We teach French

The Alliance Française de la Nouvelle Orléans follows the official program built by the Council of Europe called The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

"I love my AFNO membership because it gives me the opportunity to unabashedly engage with my love of French language and culture. Early in my language learning experience in college I struggled with confidence, but AFNO encourages you to simply try and to have fun! Put your best foot forward and reap the rewards. It is impressive how much you learn and improve when you're enjoying yourself! Merci beaucoup, AFNO !"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         - Jessica, AFNO member



L'Instant Francophone avec OW-NOLA
L'Instant Francophone avec OW-NOLA

Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 9:00 am

Join our friends at Orléans Wichita New Orleans on Zoom for their next Instant Francophone where participants will discuss updates on the different regions and speak French wherever they find themselves! 
Participation is free and open to all. Register via the link below.

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JPAS Performance of "God of Carnage"
JPAS Performance of "God of Carnage"

Sunday, October 3, 2021 at 2:00 pm
The Alliance Française is partnering with the Jefferson Performing Arts Society for their matinée screening of "God of Carnage." The AFNO Book Club will read "Dieu du carnage" in September and will hold a special discussion after the JPAS performance. AFNO members can purchase tickets for $25 (regular $35.) Please contact the AFNO for the discount code.

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Rendez-vous de l'Alliance avec Wendy Randall
Rendez-vous de l'Alliance avec Wendy Randall

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 6:30 pm
The Alliance Française hosts a monthly Rendez-vous series highlighting writers, academics, artists, activitsts, and community organizers involved in the local or international Francophone community. These events are free to all and are held either online or in person. 

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Why Learn




French is the native language of 200 million people and the second language of millions more.
Here are several more reasons to learn the language of Molière :

• Culture : French is the language of cooking, fashion, theater,  visual arts , dance, and architecture

• World language : there are more than 200 million French speakers on the five continents. French is the second most widely learned foreign language after English

• Travel : France is the world's number one tourist destination, attracting 70 million visitors a year.

• Jobs : a knowledge of french opens the doors of companies in france and other French-speaking parts of the world.  

• Higher learning : speaking French opens up opportunities at renowned french universities and business schools ranked among the top higher education institutions in Europe and the world.

• Love & reason : French is a beautiful, rich, melodious language, often called language of love. French is also an analytical language that structures thought and develops critical thinking.

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