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The Alliance francaise, Paris Ile-de-France

The most prestigious provider of french-language education

At the Alliance Française in the Paris Ile-de-France region, our main job is providing French courses all year round to any kind of learner.

The work of the Alliance Française is rooted in the Ile-de-France region of Paris where we work along side the Paris City Hall, public authorities, departments, the surrounding areas, as well as various associations and members of the educational and corporate sectors to remain the gold standard in the provision of French-language education.

The Alliance Française is a state-recognised higher education establishment and continuous training body.

Located in the heart of Paris, just a stone's throw from the Luxembourg Garden, our institution welcomes almost 10,000 students from 160 different nationalities every year.

Our students enrol independently or through one of the 600 companies that entrust us with their French education.

Franck Desroches, our chief executive, presents the alliance française

...We also provide professional training for french teachers

The Alliance Française is also a training centre for teachers and future teachers of FLE (French as a foreign language), helping 2,300 trainees every year, both in situ and on a distance-learning basis.

The trainers at the Alliance Française complete over 40 teaching assignments abroad every year, providing international training for supervisory staff or teachers from our French cultural network.

The Alliance française, at the heart of a global network

The Alliance Française, Paris Ile-de-France, is a not-for-profit organisation operating autonomously with no political or religious commitments, at the heart of a global network of over 800 institutions worldwide (133 countries), coordinated by the Alliance Française Foundation (Fondation Alliance Française), our primary partner.

Our mission, the same throughout all Alliances Françaises, is to promote and disseminate the French language and Francophone cultures throughout the world.

A unique network, the Alliance Française was founded in 1883 in Paris under the aegis of Paul Cambon and Pierre Foncin, around personalities such as Jules Verne, Louis Pasteur, Ferdinand de Lesseps, Armand Colin and Ernest Renan.

All Alliances Françaises work towards three essential tasks:

  • Offering French classes for all, both in France and abroad

  • Spreading awareness of French and Francophone culture

  • Promoting cultural diversity

Alliances Françaises have shared values that drive the network, acting as the basis for all their actions:

  • Respect for cultural diversity, a passion for exchanges and solidarity

  • The values of the not-for-profit sector

  • Conviviality

  • Striving for excellence in all activities undertaken

  • Modernity and innovation

Would you like to find out more?

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Our values

 

Equity

No matter where we come from, everyone's history and reasons for learning French are valid here at the Alliance Française.
 

Cultural openness

Promoting cultural exchanges and diversity is an important part of all our courses.
 

Conviviality

People are able to come together thanks to the French language. More than a course, we offer our learners a whole world of French!
 

Solidarity

Our ambition is to create an environment that is supportive of the beliefs and culture of each learner.

In numbers

10000
students on site
90000
long-distance learners every year
160
nationalities
2300
teachers trained every year
30
partner institutions and universities
81
permanent teachers
11000
m² of premises
600
corporate partners placing their trust in us

Courses throughout the week - morning, afternoon and evening, all year round!

The Alliance française, Paris Ile-de-France

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