About Us

Our mission is to promote and enhance the knowledge and appreciation of French language and Francophone cultures through educational programs and cultural events.

The Alliance Française de San Diego is a cultural and educational association headed by a French-American Board of Directors.

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AF San Diego

Committed to pedagogical and cultural excellence, the Alliance Française de San Diego provides:

  • French language courses for Adults, Children and Corporations.
  • Language certifications including the e-tef (Test d’Evaluation du Français)
    Cultural events and social activities.
  • An onsite library and an e-library with resources for both Native speakers and French learners.

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.

There are over 800 Alliance Française Chapters established in 136 countries worldwide (including 100 chapters in the United States), serving 500,000 students.

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AF Paris Ile-de-France