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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



Soirée Jeux - Game night en français
Soirée Jeux - Game night en français

Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 7:00 pm
Join us on August 5 at 7:00 pm for a Soirée jeux (game night en français!) We'll be playing pétanque and molky in the backyard if weather permits and French board games. Come practice your French, socialize, and play a few games. This event is free, but we ask that you please register in advance in order for us to have an idea of how many will be attending. Merci!

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Club de lecture d'août
Club de lecture d'août

Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 1:00 pm
The monthly advanced Book Club meets the second Thursday of the month to discuss different French books. For August 2021, we will read Jean-Christophe Rufin's novel Le grand coeur. Click below to purchase the book or to learn more about the Book Club.

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Ciné-Club : African Mia
Ciné-Club : African Mia

Friday, August 20, 2021 at 7:00 pm
Ciné-Club screening of Africa Mia will be August 20 at 7:00 pm. The event will take place at the AFNO and space is limited, so register in advance!
*AFNO members receive free admittance but still require tickets. The price should automatically be waived if you are logged into your AFNO account. Please contat Joseph at with any questions.*
Film will have English subtitles.

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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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