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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 : Yohan Giaume "Whisper of a Shadow"
Rendez-Vous de l'Alliance : Yohan Giaume "Whisper of a Shadow"

Continuing our Rendez-vous de l'Alliance series in April are musicians, Yohan Guiaume, Evan Christopher, and Marcello Piras.

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Ciné-club en plein air : Les chevaliers blancs
Ciné-club en plein air : Les chevaliers blancs

The next Ciné-Club en plein air will be April 16 at 7:00 pm. The event will take place in the AFNO backyard, and space is limited in order to maintaint proper social distancing, 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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Speak Dating with AF Halifax & AF Louisvile
Speak Dating with AF Halifax & AF Louisvile

The Alliance Française of Louisville is organizing a Speak Dating in partnership with the Alliance Française of New Orleans and Halifax in Canada.
An original and fun activity to speak French:
You chat in French with other people and switch to a different participant every 7 minutes.

Open to all French levels

You will receive the zoom link the day before the activity

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Bordeaux Wine Tasting
Bordeaux Wine Tasting

Join the Alliance Française of New Orleans and the French American Chamber of Commerce- Gulf Coast Chapter for a tasting of wines from throughout the Bordeaux region of France. Six wines will be served accompanied by light hors-d'oeuvres. AFNO and FACC members receive reduced entry. This event is in partnership with the Degas House and Café Degas.

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Rendez-vous de l'Alliance - Sylvain Lavoie du Centre de la Francophonie des Amériques
Rendez-vous de l'Alliance - Sylvain Lavoie du Centre de la Francophonie des Amériques

Pour le Rendez-vous de l'Alliance du mois de mai, nous accueillons Sylvain Lavoie, PDG du Centre de la Francophonie des Amériques. 

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Book Club: Le Charme des après-midi sans fin
Book Club: Le Charme des après-midi sans fin

La réunion du club de lecture pour mai 2021 sera la première en présentiel en plus qu'un an ! Nous nous réunons dans le jardin de l'Alliance sauf si le temps est mauvais. 

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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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- 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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