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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:

  1. Spreading awareness of French and Francophone culture

  2. Offering French language classes for all

  3. Promoting cultural diversity

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

 

Our 2019 fall class session is now open for registration!

Check out our class offerings for this fall. New textbooks, and a revised format are sure to please new and former students!

Our summer workshops session continues!

These shorter summer class offerings are just right for your busy summer schedule! Sign up for a 1 - 4 week workshop, tailor made for for Francophiles of all kinds! Workshops on the subjects of art, culture, chocolate, wine, travel and, mais oui, even grammar, are sure to add even more sunshine to your summer.

Join us for l’Apéro of the Alliance Français on the second Thursday of each month

Time: 5:30-7:30 PM

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.

The Alliance will not host an Apéro in the month of August. But, mark your calendar! Our next Apéro will take place on September 12th. 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!

 
The second session of our popular FRENCH FOR TRAVELERS class starts September 9th. Planning a visit to a French speaking country? This class is for you!

The second session of our popular FRENCH FOR TRAVELERS class starts September 9th. Planning a visit to a French speaking country? This class is for you!

See photos of our wonderful Bastille Day Celebration that took place on Sunday, July 14th! Thank you to all who came and merci to our terrific volunteers!

See photos of our wonderful Bastille Day Celebration that took place on Sunday, July 14th! Thank you to all who came and merci to our terrific volunteers!

Let’s get down to business, IN FRENCH! Join our cultural workshop on Saturday, September 21st, and learn about the workplace in another culture.

Let’s get down to business, IN FRENCH! Join our cultural workshop on Saturday, September 21st, and learn about the workplace in another culture.

Join us on Sunday, September 22nd, for  Un après midi au Salon , an afternoon gathering that features songs, readings, and other performances around a French theme!  AFO Members Only and their guests, please.

Join us on Sunday, September 22nd, for Un après midi au Salon, an afternoon gathering that features songs, readings, and other performances around a French theme! AFO Members Only and their guests, please.

The Désir de Lire Book Club resumes on Sunday, September 29th with a new book to discuss. All members welcome!

The Désir de Lire Book Club resumes on Sunday, September 29th with a new book to discuss. All members welcome!

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.

Foundation 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.