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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
          

Upcoming

Events

Rendez-vous de l'Alliance with Anne Lafont
Rendez-vous de l'Alliance with Anne Lafont

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at 6:30 pm
We will welcome art historian and professor, Anne Lafont for the Rendez-vous de l'Alliance for the month of December. Lafont's presentation, "How to be Enslaved and an Artist?" will present her work on the effects of the Atlantic Slave Trade on art in the Americas and how these symbols and motifs remain visible today. The event is free and open to the public and will be in English. 

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L'anomalie
L'anomalie

Thursday, December 10, 2022 at 1:00 pm
The monthly advanced Book Club meets the second Thursday of the month to discuss different French books. For December 2022, we will read Hervé Le Tellier's novel L'anomalie. Click below to purchase the book or to learn more about our monthly Book Club.

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Winter Open House
Winter Open House

Saturday, December 10 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Join us for our Winter Open House and take advantage of great discounts, free placement tests, a used French book sale, and more!

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Petits Penseurs - Children's Philosophy Workshop
Petits Penseurs - Children's Philosophy Workshop

Saturday, December 10, 2022 from 1:30 - 3:00 pm
The popular children's philosophy discussion group (en français) asks children ages 6-9 years old to put on their thinking caps for some of life's greatest mysteries.
Cost is $10 for AFNO members and $15 for non members. 

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Film Screening: "Tu mérites un amout" de Hafsia HERZI
Film Screening: "Tu mérites un amout" de Hafsia HERZI

Friday, December 16, 2022 at 7:00 pm
Ciné-Club screening of Tu mérites un amour will be December 16 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 marketing@af-neworleans.org with any questions.*
Film will have English subtitles.

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Bilingual Yoga en Français
Bilingual Yoga en Français

Saturday, December 17 at 9:30 am
The Alliance Française is hosting bilingual yoga en français December 17 at 9:30 am with local instructor, Kim Nicole. All levels of French welcome (even those who know no French!)

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Why Learn

 

French?




 

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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1519 Jackson Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130

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

504.568.0770

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