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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.

 

Learn about french language and culture this fall!

Most of our fall classes began the week of September 7th. Our Parlons - Advanced level class won’t start until October 9th, so there’s still time to sign up for that! We’re off to a great start, thanks to all our new and returning students! Please check out this website’s Programmes page to see a series of upcoming French-themed workshops, that are sure to tap your interest!

Our winter class session will begin the week of January 11, 2020.

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 October 10th at Le Boullion, 1017 Howard Street 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.

 

Vive l'Alliance!

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

Click here for the full article!

 
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!

SAVE THE DATE!  Sunday, November 3rd!  Enjoy a French-Inspired luncheon and learn all about our new Sister City - Isigny-Omaha Intercom, located in the Omaha Beach area of Normandy, France.

SAVE THE DATE! Sunday, November 3rd! Enjoy a French-Inspired luncheon and learn all about our new Sister City - Isigny-Omaha Intercom, located in the Omaha Beach area of Normandy, France.

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.