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Welcome to the alliance française

For nearly 100 years Alliance Française d’Omaha is committed to supporting, educating and nourishing our community through cultural and educational programs.  We dedicate our efforts toward three essential goals:

  • Spreading awareness of French and Francophone culture

  • Offering French language classes for all

  • Promoting cultural diversity

 Consider joining the AFO!  Members and non-members alike are welcome to attend our events.

 
Le Centre de Linguistique Appliquée à Besançon, France.

Le Centre de Linguistique Appliquée à Besançon, France.

welcome Our french guest from besançon!

The Alliance Française d’Omaha is honored to receive a visit on Tuesday, April 30th, from Florian Chapey, head of International Development at the Centre de Linquistique Appliquée in Besançon, France. M. Chapey represents l’Université de Franche-Comte, which is currently in partnership with the University of Nebraska at Omaha. M. Chapey is interested in meeting members of the Alliance Française in the afternoon. Juliette Parnell, professor of French at UNO, will be coordinating M. Chapey’s visit to both UNO and the Alliance and can be reached at jparnell@unomaha.edu.

The Centre for Applied Linguistics or CLA is one of the world's leading schools for teaching French as a foreign language and French linguistics. Watch here for updates!

 

JOIN US FOR L’APÉRO OF THE ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE ON THE SECOND THURSDAY OF each month, 5:30-7:30 P.M.

In case you haven’t heard, this is an occasion to relax once a month with  your fellow Omaha francophiles. “Apéro” is short for “Aperitif”, French for cocktail! Venez tous! Your French speaking skills will be on display, but be assured that ALL levels of fluency are welcome.

Mark your calendar! Our next Apéro will take place on Thursday, May 9th. The location will be announced soon. Join us for fun, friendship, and conversation en Français! Nous espérons vous y voir!

No admission fee or reservation required.

 

vivE l'alliance!

Celebrating a Culture that Helped Shape a City - by Mike Kelly, Columnist, Omaha World Herald

Click HERE for the full article.

 
 
Join us Friday, May 10th for our Lunch & Learn Workshop: French for the Workplace.

Join us Friday, May 10th for our Lunch & Learn Workshop: French for the Workplace.

 
See you on May 18th at 2:00 p.m. for an exclusive look at LE BRIO, a recent French film.

See you on May 18th at 2:00 p.m. for an exclusive look at LE BRIO, a recent French film.

 
Learn how you can support the Alliance!

Learn how you can support the Alliance!


Postcard image of Omaha, NE in 1917.  During this time,  Felix Despecher  was the   first President of the Alliance Française d'Omaha, Ralston mayor and long-time faculty member of Creighton's dental school.

Postcard image of Omaha, NE in 1917. During this time, Felix Despecher was the first President of the Alliance Française d'Omaha, Ralston mayor and long-time faculty member of Creighton's dental school.

 
 

Fondation Alliance Française

The Alliance Française was created in Paris in 1883 and is the leading cultural network worldwide, with 850 chapters in 136 countries on all five continents. It is a non-profit organization with no political or religious ties.  The Federation of Alliances Françaises USA serves as a bridge between the Alliances in the United States and the Fondation Alliance Française in Paris.  In Omaha, our chapter fosters the historical friendship between the United States and France; and the sustained mission we share: to support French language and French speaking cultures as they are practiced around the globe.