Why Alliance Française?

~ Our instructors come from France and other French-speaking countries around the world, trained in teaching French as a Foreign Language.

~ We believe immersion is the best means of learning French and we owe our success to that philosophy. From the moment you walk through the door, nous parlons français!

~ In our school, students enjoy a simultaneous cultural and linguistic education. Take advantage of our resources including French films, books and magazines, and events for all tastes!

~ Our students become members of a community of French-speakers and Francophiles. Join us today!

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  • Artist Reception with Daniel Wohl

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    • 02/08/2016 | 7:00 PM | Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul
    • Join us in the Alliance Française Grande Salle on Monday, February 8 for a reception and dialogue with Paris-born composer Daniel Wohl. Meet Wohl in advance of his performance at the Ordway Concert Hall later in the week!Read More

  • Apéritif en français

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    • 02/11/2016 | 6:00 PM | University Club of St. Paul
    • Join us the second Thursday of every month,...Read More


One–Day Workshops
Spend three hours focused on language topics or discovering cultural themes while refining your French! Each workshop is one day and $60.

Des Crêpes Pour La Chandeleur Saturday, January 30, 1-4 pm
Learn to make authentic crêpes with Damien ; savory buckwheat and sweet dessert varieties. Then celebrate this French traditional holiday by
eating them! Beginner 3 and higher

Les Pronoms
Saturday, February 20, 1 - 4 pm

Review pronouns (personnels, toniques,compléments,
relatifs, interrogatifs, possessifs et démonstratifs) with Ann. Beginner 5 and above

Negation and Article Review
Saturday, March 19, 1-4 pm
Let Karine guide you through a review of these pesky little words! Check your use of definite, indefinite, contract-ed and partitive articles. Make sense of when to use negation structures like ne...pas, ne... plus, ne...que, pas de... in this 3-hour class.
Beginner 5 and above

Découvrir Le Liban à Travers Le Prophète
Saturday, March 5, 1-4 pm
We are focusing on Lebanon this year for Le Mois de la Francophonie. Sandrine will study Lebanese-American author Khalil Gibran’s popular work Le Prophète. This inspirational work of fiction walks the line between poetry and philosophical essays. Discover the beauty of his writing en version française.
Intermediate 1 and above