About the Alliance Française

The Alliance Française of New Orleans, is one of the leading providers of French language and culture education in the New Orleans area. Governed by a local nonprofit board, The Alliance Francaise of New Orleans is a member of the international network of Alliance Française chapters. Founded in 1883 in Paris by a group of eminent thinkers, including the scientist Louis Pasteur, the diplomat Ferdinand de Lesseps, the writers Jules Verne and Ernest Renan, and the publisher Armand Colin, the Alliance Française is the largest network of French language and cultural centers in the world.



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By the numbers

  • 6000+ students served in the New Orleans region since 1984.

  • 800 Alliance Française locations worldwide in more than 136 countries.

  • 98% exam success rates including the DELF/DALF achieved by Alliance Française chapters US-wide.

  • 10,000+ hours taught by native speaking teachers with an average class size of 8 students.




Most of our instructors work full time as French Immersion teachers in New Orleans, and devote a few hours a week to teach French at the Alliance Française. Originating mostly from a wide-range of regions in France, our teachers teach French in an immersive, interractive way that ensures that the majority of class-time is taught in the target language—French! 


Pedagogy Coordinator




Emilie Georget
Emilie Georget

Executive Director

A native of Normandy, France, Emilie has lived in many countries of the Americas including Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, but also in Australia. Prior to assuming her post with AFNO, she was in charge of artistic and cooperation projects in several cultural services in French Embassies before going back to France in 2013. In Lyon and Paris, she worked for different non profit organizations in the field of arts and La francophonie. In 2020, she arrived in New Orleans to be the Executive Director of the Alliance Française de La Nouvelle-Orléans. She brings with her a strong attachment to linguistic diversity and the will to share the richness of francophone cultures with the warm communities of New Orleans. 

Joseph Pons
Joseph Pons

Events/Communications Coordinator

A product of the French Immersion program in Lafayette, Joseph is a proud franco-louisianais. After living in France and traveling a bit all over, he has settled down in New Orleans.  Before his time at AFNO, Joseph was a French teacher in rural Acadiana and co-host of a French podcast. Joseph loves speaking French with fellow francophones especially those living in Louisiana as well as attending cultural events. 

Lauren Bix
Lauren Bix

Administrative Coordinator

Originally from Houston, Texas, but having also lived in New Jersey, and Kentucky, Lauren Bix has now happily found herself in New Orleans! Before her start at AFNO, Lauren finished her dual Master’s degrees in International Diplomacy and French and Francophone Studies at the University of Kentucky where she specialized in the Francophone world. During her time in graduate school, she taught beginner to intermediate French to undergraduate students. In addition to her academic achievements, Lauren studied abroad in Caen, Normandy, and loves to travel, with her most recent visit to Paris and Brussels in Spring 2019. Having studied the French influence and history in New Orleans, she is excited to learn more, explore, and work with the community.  



Presidents Emeritus*

Ryan Reeves


Jennie Diemont


Jesse Lagarde


Phillip Mollère


Pamela Pryor Bonner

Aimee Decuir

Dan Henderson

Sharon Holleran

Givonna Joseph

Don Schwarzenbach

Marina Schoen

Annie Orillac Thibodeaux

Cecile Andry*

Norma Grace*

Christine R. LeBlanc


Claude Schlesinger*

 E. Alexandra Stafford*

 Alexandre Vialou*

Julia Ingraham Walker*

Alliance Française
de La Nouvelle-Orléans

1519 Jackson Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130

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



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