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.
our spring Class Schedule is here!
Plus, we’ve streamlined our class registration process for your convenience - it’s a snap! Spring classes begin March 30th - BOOK NOW to reserve your spot. Spring is in the air and so is French learning at the Alliance Française d’Omaha!
IN Celebration of Anne Morgan and 350 women who brought humanitarian aid to devastated france
The opening reception on Friday, March 1st, for the photo exhibit American Women Rebuilding France, 1917-1924, featured a collection of poignant and memorable images along with the engrossing story of Anne Morgan and the 350 women volunteers who delivered food, shelter, medical aid, agrarian assistance, and educational opportunities for children to the communities in Northern France, left devastated by the events of the First World War.
Our special guests for the evening were Anne Morgan’s great-nephew Miles Morgan of New York and Elaine Leary, currently the executive director of the American Friends of Blérancourt, which supports the France-American museum Chateau de Blérancourt in Picardy, France. Both Mr. Morgan and Ms. Leary shared wonderful comments about the photographs, the hardships endured by both the Americans and the French during the rebuilding period, and wonderful stories of this amazing woman Anne Morgan and her remarkable achievement.
AFO President Holly Richmond expressed gratitude, not only to our guests and to past president Bernie Duhaime, whose significant efforts made this remarkable exhibit in Omaha possible, but to memory of all those who made lasting contributions during the war, “Lest we forget.”
American Women Rebuilding France, 1917-1924, can be seen all this month at The Kaneko-UNO Library in the Old Market.
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 email@example.com.
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, April 11, 2019, at Le Bouillon, 1017 Howard, in Omaha’s Old Market. Join us for fun, friendship, and conversation en Français! Nous espérons vous y voir!
No admission fee or reservation required.
Celebrating a Culture that Helped Shape a City - by Mike Kelly, Columnist, Omaha World Herald
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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.