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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).

"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



Volunteer Interest Meeting
Volunteer Interest Meeting

Calling all helpers!
Interested in helping the Alliance Française of New Orleans? Join us online January 28 at 5:00 pm to learn more about the different volunteer opportunities that await you at the Alliance Française and how you can join the largest francophone and Francophile community in New Orleans! 

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Nuit des Idées/Night of Ideas
Nuit des Idées/Night of Ideas

Night of Ideas is an all-night virtual marathon of creative performances and talks featuring top intellectuals and artists from the U.S., France, and around the world. Stay tuned for program updates!

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La Chandeleur Crêpe Demonstration
La Chandeleur Crêpe Demonstration

Join AFNO to celebrate the French cultural holiday of La Chandeleur. This is a day that consists of, among other traditions, making and consuming crêpes! We will be live streaming a crêpe demonstration on our Facebook the evening prior to la Chandeleur.

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

Soirée jeux est de retour- en ligne ! Join us for our first game night en français of the new year February 4 at 7:30 pm. Register for the Zoom meeting in advance and you'll receive a link by email. We will be playing a virtual version of pictionary and trivia. 

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Virtual Galette des Rois Demonstratoin
Virtual Galette des Rois Demonstratoin

Join the Alliance Française de Lafayette for a virtual social event comparing the kings cakes of France and Louisiana.
This zoom event will take place on Saturday February 6 from 3 until 4 PM.
The program will be conducted primarily in French, although the actual baking process with take place mostly in English, so that beginning French students can participate.

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Rendez-Vous de l'Alliance: Laurella Rinçon du Mémorial ACTe
Rendez-Vous de l'Alliance: Laurella Rinçon du Mémorial ACTe

Notre prochain Rendez-vous de l'Alliance sera avec Laurella Rinçon du Mémorial ACTe en Guadeloupe. Sa présentation se concentra sur les enjeux de la préservation de la mémoire de l’esclavage : regard sur la Guadeloupe.

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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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1519 Jackson Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130

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Friday: 10am-4pm


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