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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

French 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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Ciné-Club à la maison: Fête du cinéma d'annimation
Ciné-Club à la maison: Fête du cinéma d'annimation

Attention cinephiles!
Our monthly Ciné-Club is going virtual!

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Club de Lecture Avancé
Club de Lecture Avancé

Nous continuerons le Club de lecture virtuellement !

Ce livre est disponible sur plusieurs sites internet et dans la bibliothèque de l'Alliance Française. 
Venez nous rejoindre sur Zoom ici : pour parler du livre "Les Liaisons dangeureuses de Laclos."

Résumé du titre: 
Cécile, qui vient de sortir du couvent, est fiancée au Comte de Gercourt, ancien amant de la marquise de Merteuil. Etant fâchée contre le Comte de Gercourt qui l'a abandonnée, pour se venger, la marquise de Merteuil décide de corrompre Cécile avant son mariage. Mais elle a besoin d'un homme pour arriver à ses fins.

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Ciné-Club en plein air: Le Mystère Henri Pick
Ciné-Club en plein air: Le Mystère Henri Pick

Our first Ciné-Club en plein air will take place November 20 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!

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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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- 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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