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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

Dance Workshop Ages 6-10
Dance Workshop Ages 6-10

Join us for an exciting children's workshop where young dancers ages 6-10 will discover the rich fusion of African and contemporary dance styles. Led by the dynamic duo of Arouna Guindo and Caleb Dowden of Dow Dance, this workshop promises an exhilarating exploration of movement, rhythm, and culture.

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Coucoureurs
Coucoureurs

Join us, AFNO members, students, and staff, for our exhilarating bimonthly running group! Lace up your running shoes and learn French along the way!

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Table Créole
Table Créole

Join us for special sessions of AFNO's free social and conversation hour, with Creole culture-bearer Lawson Ota.

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Le Grand Pique Nique
Le Grand Pique Nique

Join at the West Baton Rouge for this family-friendly day full of French immersion activities for all ages!

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Rendez-vous with Florient Jousse & Big Chief Juan Pardo
Rendez-vous with Florient Jousse & Big Chief Juan Pardo

Learn about the theater play project connecting Creole heritage across the Indian ocean; from Reunion Island to Mardi Gras Indian traditions in New Orleans.

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Rencontre avec Nicolas Fargues
Rencontre avec Nicolas Fargues

Join us for a captivating evening as Fargues, world traveler and resident of the Randell Cottage in Wellington, shares his rich tapestry of experiences that have shaped his evocative writing.

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Table Creole
Table Creole

Join us for special sessions of AFNO's free social and conversation hour, with Creole culture-bearer Lawson Ota.

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Club de Lecture
Club de Lecture

The monthly advanced Book Club meets the second Thursday of the month to discuss different French books.

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Afro-contemporary dance performance
Afro-contemporary dance performance

Be captivated by the "IYA-ORISHA" duo as they perform in the garden of Alliance Française, surrounded by native flora and fauna to represent the connections between French-speaking West Africa and New Orleans.

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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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Alliance Française
de La Nouvelle-Orléans

1519 Jackson Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130

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

504.568.0770

afno@af-neworleans.org

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