About 

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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.





French

 

at your doorstep!







Nous parlons français





alliance française
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.



 

Our 

Teachers


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! 

Aurélie
Aurélie
Britt
Britt
Chiraz
Chiraz
Cissy
Cissy
Emily
Emily
Evrard
Evrard
Laurence
Laurence

Référente pedagogique 

Lauren
Lauren
Liliane
Liliane
Nicole H.
Nicole H.
Nicole S.
Nicole S.
Vanessa
Vanessa

Our 

Staff



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. 

Sarah Mahoney
Sarah Mahoney

Administrative Coordinator

Originally from New Hampshire, Sarah graduated from Skidmore College with a degree in French and Music, and from Tulane University with a Masters in Social Work. She spent six years in Paris, France pursuing opera and teaching English, and has been living in New Orleans since 2016. Sarah has held various teaching positions in France and the United States, and has most recently taught Pre-K at a French Academy. She is committed to excellence in education and excited to contribute to AFNO’s vision and mission in greater New Orleans.

Our 

Board

Presidents Emeritus*



Ryan Reeves

President

Sharon Holleran

Vice-President

Don Schwarzenbach

Secretary

Will McGrew

Treasurer

Jessie Aris

Pamela Pryor Bonner


Jennifer Bigelow

Sophie Capmartin


Jennie Diemont

Aimee Decuir

Kevin Gray

Tiffany Hayers


Dan Henderson

Jim Holmes

Marina Shoen

Annie Orillac Thibodeaux


Cecile Andry*



Joseph Dunn*


 
Norma Grace*


 
 
Christine R. LeBlanc
*

Claude Schlesinger*



 E. Alexandra Stafford*



 Alexandre Vialou*



Julia Ingraham Walker*



Annual Reports


AFNO 2020 Annual Report

AFNO 2021 Annual Report


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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