The Alliance is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization so that rather than focusing on commercial profit, it is dedicated to fulfilling its
mission of promoting the French language and culture. It is a membership-based organization whose members participate in its growth.
The Alliance serves the francophile community by offering a variety of cultural and social events including lectures, cultural
outings, art talks, dinners, conversation groups, etc.
There are over 1,000 Alliances in the world. Of 114 Alliances in the U.S., the Portland group is the only Alliance in Oregon.
You will benefit from:
French language classes offered year-round.
Highly qualified instructors. Most Alliance's teachers have masters’ degrees, are native-fluent, and specialize in FLE – teaching French
as a foreign language.
International scale of achievement: Our courses follow the CEF Global Scale (Common European Framework for the Learning of Foreign
A multi-dimensional learning experience that enriches classroom learning with themed workshops, a full library/médiathèque, and
Our French classes are taught through Full French Immersion. You use the French language from day one!
We cultivate French language and culture with dynamic and current multi-media content.
Groups are limited to 10 students for optimal interaction between the students and the instructor.
Please note that the Alliance Française has no political or religious affiliation and welcomes students, members,
and volunteers of any age, sex, creed, race, color, sexual orientation, and national or ethnic origin.