Alliance Française de Newcastle
The Alliance Française was founded in Paris in 1883. It is an internationally known, non-profit making organisation, with its headquarters in the French capital. Its worldwide governing body is the Fondation Alliance Française.
The Alliance Française has three missions:
- to offer French language courses to people all around the world
- to raise awareness of French and Francophone cultures
- to promote cultural diversity
The Alliance Française is recognised as an important arm of the French cultural presence overseas, consisting of more than 1,200 centres in 136 countries. As part of its cultural and social activities, based on furthering knowledge of and interest in France and the French, it is the largest French language teaching organisation in the world.
The Alliance Française de Newcastle was founded in 1941. We promote French language and culture in the North East of England. We organise a monthly talk in French and a number of social events.
We are also supporting the development and delivery of Newcastle City of Languages
The current president is Alison Lambert and Secretary is Nathalie Paris.
Membership covers all levels of ability in French, from relative beginners to native French speakers. All are welcome.