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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

Promoting knowledge and appreciation of the French language and Francophone cultures in New Orleans since 1984.

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).

France at your doorstep

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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Storytime pour les enfants [virtuel]
Storytime pour les enfants [virtuel]

Kick off your child's virtual school week with some French stories. Join AFNO instructor Vanessa on our Facebook Live Storytime pour les enfants.

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Give NOLA Day
Give NOLA Day

If you would like to continue supporting French language education and cultural outreach in the New Orleans area, please remember us on June 2.
Schedule your donation now or join us on June 2 all day-long.

Ne lâchez pas le français à La Nouvelle-Orléans--Merci mille fois !

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Table Française virtuelle
Table Française virtuelle

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Looking to practice your French? Join communications and events coordinator, Joseph, on Tuesday, June 2 from 10 to 11am for a "Table Française!"

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We would like to welcome you to the AFNO blog— a new way for you tu read what is going on at your Alliance Française! The blog posts will vary in content and frequency, but they will always be available in both French and English. Right now, AFNO is transitioning to a compltetely online format, as is everyone. This means that our classes and events will all be held virtually which is something new and taking some adjustments, but it's also very exciting! 
Stay tuned for more information on how we are making this new transition possible.

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- Comment tu t'appelles ?

- Je m'appelle ...(your name).

- Tu vas bien ?

- Oui ça va!



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de La Nouvelle-Orléans

1519 Jackson Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130

Monday-Thursday: 10am-6pm
Friday: 10am-4pm


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