About Us

Our principal mission is to promote the appreciation of Francophone culture and the French language, and to encourage friendship and collaboration with the French-speaking world.

Whether you are a native or fluent French speaker, a student of the language, or an interested non-French speaker, you are welcome to participate in the wide range of activities organized through the year.

The Alliance Française de St. Louis will be recognized as the center for French language, culture and activities in the greater St. Louis area. We foster an appreciation for French language and culture, and maintain a center which serves as a resource for individuals, universities, corporations and cultural groups to learn more about France and French-speaking countries and their peoples. We provide the highest quality language classes and rich cultural programs. The Alliance Française de St. Louis serves a diverse membership in our community and seeks to accommodate a wide variety of interests.

The Alliance Française de St. Louis is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization incorporated in the State of Missouri.

The Alliance Française de St. Louis provides:

• French language courses for adults, children, and corporations looking to support the desire or need for language study

 Language certifications including the DELF A1, A2, B1 and B2

• Cultural activities for adults and children that present a comprehensive look at francophone cultural issues in the 21st century

• A library and other resources on line for both native speakers and French students.

Whether you are a native or fluent French speaker, a student of the language, or an interested non-French speaker, you are welcome to participate in the wide range of activities organized throughout the year.

Founded in 1883 by a group of eminent men, including the scientist Louis Pasteur, the diplomat Ferdinand de Lesseps, the writers Jules Verne and Ernest Renan, and the publisher Armand Colin, the Alliance Française is the largest network of French language and cultural centers in the world.

The Alliances across the world are dedicated to promoting French language and francophone culture in order to foster relationships between people of all nationalities, ethnicities, and races.
• Over 800 Alliance chapters in the world
• Over 136 countries have at least one city with an Alliance Française
• Over 100 chapters in the United States

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