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Alliance Francaise of Dallas

Who we are We are a French nonprofit organization based in Dallas, TX. We are both a language dedicated to the study of French and cultural center which aims at sharing and bringing Francophone...

Alliance Francaise of Dallas

Who we are

We are a French nonprofit organization based in Dallas, TX. We are both a language dedicated to the study of French and cultural center which aims at sharing and bringing Francophone cultures to the North Texas area. Our mission is to promote, share and enjoy the French language and francophone cultures through classes but also through intellectual and artistic exchanges between the United States and the French-speaking world. We encourage friendship and collaboration between French speakers and learners within the North Texas community.

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Influential members of the Dallas/Fort Worth community founded l’Alliance Francaise du Nord du Texas in 1972. Famed retailer Stanley Marcus and Texas Instruments director S.T. (Buddy) Harris were among the original board members. Mr. Harris served as the first Honorary French Consul for North Texas. He held the post from 1969 to 1989.
The chapter’s French-language school was founded in 1985 and boasts a high student-retention rate. French classes are taught for all age groups and all levels, from beginning French through advanced conversation.

As one of the 100 Alliance chapters in the United States and 800 chapters present in 132 countries around the world, we work to fulfill this mission in the greater Dallas area by promoting Francophone culture and cross-cultural dialogue. Our members and friends share a love for the French culture and language. We welcome all conversation levels, and participants often speak English as well as French and other languages. Whether you are a native or fluent French speaker, a student of the language, or an interested non-French speaker, we encourage everyone (children, teens and adults) in the North Texas community to participate in our wide range of French classes and cultural activities offered throughout the year.

For the past one hundred years, the Federation of Alliances Françaises USA has had as its mission to provide support for its individual member chapters in their efforts to promote French language and francophone culture. Today as yesterday, the primary focus of the AFs is on the improvement of cross-cultural understanding and the strengthening of intercultural communication.

Like all Alliance Française chapters in this country, the Federation is an entirely independent American organization. Its activities are the product of the initiative of its members as communicated to its Board of Directors, its working Committees and participating members around the country. Its financial well-being is dependent almost entirely on the dues of member chapters, with some limited outside sponsorship and fund-raising activities.

An important role of the Federation is to facilitate communication among its membership by publishing a newsletter (Federation Forum) and a magazine (Le Magazine), as well as maintaining an up-to-date web site. The Federation also encourages its member chapters to publicize their activities by offering Web Site services, which include a basic web template and hosting chapter web sites at no cost.

In many of its activities, the Federation works in cooperation with the Alliance Française de Paris and with the Délégation générale de l'Alliance Française in Washington.

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