Alliance Francaise Chicago

Calling all francophiles. As the newly appointed media partner of the Federation of the Alliance Française USA, France Media Group is proud to partner with the famous association that celebrates French culture and language. Always wanted to learn French? Keen to watch French film, enjoy French food, and socialize? Alliance Française is for you.

Founded in Paris in 1883, Alliance Française is a global network of 850 chapters in 136 countries on five continents. Over half a million students pass through their doors every year. The Paris headquarters on Boulevard Raspail is one of the oldest schools in France dedicated to teaching French as a foreign language. This is where the FLE (Français Langue Étrangère) teaching programme was first established, and today it’s the benchmark curriculum for learning the French language anywhere in the world.

If you’ve always dreamed of learning French– or want to polish the phrases you learned at l’école, to get on the fast track to fluency– follow this link to find an AF chapter near you. 

Alliance Française continues to grow and develop in exciting ways. While it’s had a presence in the United States for 130 years, a new chapter has just opened in Portland, Maine, a state that’s seeing a renewed interest in the French language, returning to its French roots (a quarter of the population has French-Canadian heritage).

Alliance Francaise Washington D.C.

Alliance Française doesn’t just offer excellent language instruction. It’s also known for a rich cultural programme, hosting myriad events like Ciné-Club film screenings, photography and art exhibitions, literary rencontres with best-selling authors, and gastronomic festivals. In Washington D.C., there’s an annual fashion show called “Beyond The Little Black Dress” which has become a popular event in the District. In fact, the Alliance Francaise Washington D.C. has become renowned for its year-round calendar of French-inspired events, which draws the crowds for a dose of France in the U.S. capital. Concerts, food tastings, the “Beaujolais and beyond “celebration, French game night, lectures and more.

On the West Coast, you’ll also find an exciting events calendar in AF locations like Seattle, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, which was the first AF chapter in the United States, founded in 1889 after the Gold Rush. Language classes run the gamut from general courses to themed workshops on wine or film.

The beauty of enroling at Alliance Française is that you can start in one location– say Washington DC or New York—and transition seamlessly to another AF establishment. You’ll also find Alliance Francaise chapters all over France, like Lyon, Nice, Montpellier, and the magnificent Breton port of St Malo.

For more information about our media partnership, see the official press release below.

FEDERATION OF ALLIANCES FRANÇAISES USA SELECT FRANCE MEDIA GROUP AS OFFICIAL MEDIA PARTNER

France Media Group is proud to have been announced as the official media partner for the Federation of Alliances Françaises USA and all the 100+ Alliance Françaises chapters throughout USA.

Our multi-faceted partnership is based on mutual benefit and mutual growth. France Media Group will communicate the cultural events and French language learning programs across their media brands (France Today, FrenchEntrée, BonjourParis, Taste of France) to their American Francophile audiences, ultimately with the aim to drive Alliance Françaises awareness and chapter membership.

Alliances Françaises members and students will be able to take advantage of a range of exclusive benefits including discounted magazine subscriptions, a dedicated French property finding service for Americans, and VIP exclusive access to France Today Travels future tour offerings.

“We are absolutely thrilled to be partnered with an iconic brand like the Federation of Alliances Françaises USA. The support and love that France Media Group, its brands and its readers have shown the Alliances Françaises and Francophiles across America make this the perfect partnership to help us extend our brand awareness and service offerings in the United States” – Ben Stephens, Managing Director, France Media Group.

“With this new partnership with France Media Group we plan to do great things together that will enrich the experience of Alliance Françaises members and students and bring benefits to the chapters themselves.” – Josette Marsh, President, Federation of Alliances Françaises USA.

Notes to editors

France Media Group is a fast-growing business with high-quality products and services that serve the international Francophile community. Print and digital brands include France Today, FrenchEntrée, Taste of France and Bonjour Paris all of which deliver comprehensive coverage of all aspects of French culture, travel and lifestyle. The group’s property services, and top-notch tours create memorable experiences in France for visitors from all over the world. The organization is headquartered in the UK, with offices in France, and has U.S. based staff as well.

Alliances Françaises chapters in the USA are the primary local link to French culture and interest in “all things French” within their communities. Alliances Françaises chapter members are Francophiles who love the French language & culture— music, art, dance, literature and more. Most Alliances Françaises members are keen to travel in France and many are interested in a “pied à terre” in France.

The demographic for France Media Group’s programs is, in essence, the same target audience of the USA’s Alliances Françaises chapters. This brand-new partnership addresses the fundamental common ground of the two organizations.

For more information:
Federation of Alliances Françaises USA
France Today – The world’s leading title celebrating the best of France; Travel, Culture, Food & Wine, Art.
Bonjour Paris – The insider’s guide to Paris
France Today Travels – Authentic, unforgettable group tours of France
Taste of France – Devoted to French Food & Drink
FrenchEntrée Property Services – The easy way to buy a property in France
FrenchEntrée – No. 1 magazine & website about buying property in France

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