The network of Alliances françaises [fr]

Alliance française, a local organization in a global network.

The Alliance française aims to promote the French language, to highlight French culture and to develop cultural links between France and India. In India, there is a strong and vibrant network of 13 Alliances françaises, soon to be 14. In addition, some of them have several branches in the same state, such as in Indore for the Alliance française de Bhopal, Baroda for the Alliance française d’Ahmedabad or Coimbatore for the Alliance française de Madras.

In India, like everywhere in the world, the Alliances françaises are associations governed by local laws. An Executive Committee of eminent Indians administers the affairs of the Alliance française. The President is elected by the members of the Executive Committee. A Director is designated and remunerated by the French Government.

The Alliance française in India works in close collaboration with Indian partner organisations as well as the Embassy of France and the French Institute in India.

The Alliance française, a benchmark institution for learning French

The Alliance française is first and foremost a language centre, offering a wide range of French courses from beginner to advanced level, for children, teenagers, adults (individuals and professionals). The teaching methods are action and communication oriented, engaging learners through various contents and authentic role plays. Courses are available online and on site. Teachers are regularly trained to adapt to new pedagogical challenges and developments.

The Alliance française is also an official certification centre. Several annual sessions of Delf/Dalf (French language diploma), delivered by the French Ministry of Education, of TEF and TCF, under the aegis of the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIP), are organised. These certifications provide official recognition of language proficiency and can be useful for seeking employment or pursuing higher education in France.

Each centre houses a French library which includes magazines, books, interactive tools and films. The library is complemented by an online platform: Culturethèque.

Finally, a translation service is available in each Alliance française in India.

Alliance française, a cultural hub of choice

The Alliance française is an independent, non-profit association and the ideal meeting place for Indian and French artists. The network of Alliances françaises offers a wide range of cultural programmes, highlighting various artistic forms (music, dance, theatre, photography, design...), in various formats (festivals, conferences, debates, performances...), emphasising the importance of an intercultural approach. The Alliances françaises team up with local organisations, the ICCR and other leading cultural and educational institutions to accomplish this.

About the foundation des Alliances françaises

Founded in 1883 by a small group of prominent individuals who decided to keep France well known and increase its influence by promoting the French language, Alliance française is now a cultural network of a global scale and a teaching facility without equal. The 830 branches are meeting places for those who love France and want to learn its language. It is a place for dialogue between cultures.

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Last modified on 03/12/2021

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