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! 

Laura
Laura
Stephanie
Stephanie
Emily
Emily
Nadia
Nadia
Cissy
Cissy
Bridget
Bridget

Our 

Staff



Audrey Nikitine
Audrey Nikitine

Executive Director

A native of France, Audrey fell in love with New Orleans during an amazing – and too short – trip in 2014. Before coming to New Orleans, she was a civil servant in France for more than 15 years, with roles in culture, education, languages and nonprofit organizations. Audrey is looking forward to promoting the French and francophone language and culture, for and with this warm and wonderful community.

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. 

Laura Clapette
Laura Clapette

Administrative Coordinator

A native of France, Laura is deeply passionate about American culture. Living abroad has always been a strong desire for her which came true a few months ago, when she moved to New Orleans with her husband, a French Immersion teacher. She was an administrative manager in France working with clients from all over the world and in different fields such as the champagne or pharmaceutical industry. She is very excited to share her “French touch” with the Alliance Française while immersing herself in the American way of life.

Our 

Board

Presidents Emeritus*



Ryan Reeves

President

Jennie Diemont

Vice-President

Jesse Lagarde

Secretary

Phillip Mollère

Treasurer

Pamela Pryor Bonner

Aimee Decuir

Sharon Holleran

Givanna Joseph


Anne Mccall

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

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

504.568.0770

afno@af-neworleans.org

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