The Alliances Françaises are independent associations regulated by local law and bound by a common purpose to the Fondation Alliance Française.
The Alliances Françaises are apolitical and nondenominational, which facilitates establishment and long term continuity in numerous countries where it might be otherwise hard to set up shop. Furthermore, the Alliance’s unique status requires democratic governance, which can serve as an excellent introduction to democratic principles depending upon the country.
The establishment of an Alliance abroad is the sole expression initiatives taken by local Francophiles who wish to share their love of French language and culture with their fellow citizens. Internationally, the Alliances do not play a role as a diplomatic representative of France. We work closely in conjunction with the city, region, educational institutions or the key cultural players, regardless of the country where we are implanted
- Teaching of French in France and worldwide, with classes for all types of audiences,
- Making French culture and the culture of French speaking countries better known, in all their aspects,
- Fostering cultural diversity through the promotion of all cultures.