The Alliance Française in world

Alliance Française Strasbourg Europe is member of the prestigious network of Alliances…

… a worldwide network, founded more than 130 years ago, composed of 800 institutions, present on the 5 continents and in 136 countries, enlivened by 8.000 volunteer members and more than 12.000 employees.

.. a network of local associations, which are independent, without any religious or political attachment, coordinated by the Foundation Alliance Française in Paris, nowadays chaired by Jérôme Clément; this network welcomes annually more than 500.000 students in French as Foreign Language (FLE) and attracts more than 2 million people every year thanks to its cultural events.

… 26 of those Alliances work in the same spirit in mainland France, 19 of which have a recognized school for French language: Paris, Lyon, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Rouen, Marseille, Montpellier, Saint-Malo, Strasbourg, Grasse, Nice, Dijon, Grenoble, Laon, Vendôme, Vichy, Lille, Chartres et Valenciennes. They welcome close to 30 000 students in French every year and contribute to the cultural and economic life of their region.

 A mission shared within the most important cultural network in the world…

  • To teach French to all audiences
  • To spread French and francophone cultures
  • To promote cultural diversity

The Alliance Française draws its constantly renewed reputation from the loyalty of a foreign audience always fond of French language and culture. With its identity recognized all around the world and the quality of its education, our school knows how to assert its position on 5 continents and to share its formula in a rich network of more than a thousand local associations with their own personality.

Pioneer in the field of teaching French to foreigners, the Alliance française has initiated educational practices taking into account the mother tongue and the learning ways of each public.

These methods combine classical approach and new communication media. It deals with new technologies, forms numerous partnerships and diversifies its performances in an action-oriented and communicative approach.

Today, Alliance Française appears as THE reference in the field of teaching French to foreigners.

The recognition of diplomas awarded by AFSE, by both the Ministry of National Education and European Groupings such as ALTE (Association of Language Testers in Europe), reflects this international reference.


The educational mission is closely linked to the active commitment of Alliance Française in the cultural sphere. Therefore, the Alliances establish their identities on the networking of the French language and creation, and also on the constant mixing of publics. A language lives completely when it is shared.