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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



Rendez-vous de l'Alliance with Catharine S. Brosman
Rendez-vous de l'Alliance with Catharine S. Brosman

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at 6:30 pm
For our February Rendez-vous de l’Alliance, we’re welcoming author and scholar, Catharine Savage Brosman who will present "Fictional Evocations of Creole New Orleans, Old and New." This event is completely free and open to the public and will be in English

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Louisiana Créole Table
Louisiana Créole Table

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 at 5:30 pm
Join us for this free social and conversation hour where you'll be able to practice your Louisiana Créole. Starting January 25 and continuing every 2nd and 4th Wednesday.

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Advanced Book Club
Advanced Book Club

Thursday, February 9, 2023 at 1:00 pm
The monthly advanced Book Club meets the second Thursday of the month to discuss different French books. For February 2023, we will read Valentine Gody's novel Kinderzimmer. Click below to purchase the book or to learn more about our monthly Book Club.

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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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- Tu vas bien ?

- Oui ça va!



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New Orleans, LA 70130

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Friday: 10am-4pm


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