Serving the Atlanta community since 1912, Alliance Française Atlanta is a member-supported 501c 3 non-profit organization with a mission of promoting the knowledge of French language and French-speaking cultures through educational and cultural programming. We are committed to teaching French, fostering cross-cultural understanding and enriching cultural life in Metro Atlanta.
Our language school offers a full range of French courses for individuals, groups, businesses, and non-profit and governmental organizations. Our students learn French in a friendly, intimate setting, with class sizes ranging from 5 to 14 students.
Our social and cultural calendar includes concerts, culinary events, film screenings, art exhibits and debates that are held at our Downtown and Roswell centers and at locations throughout the city in collaboration with our many cultural and educational partners.
Atlanta's Best French Teachers
An Atlanta Cultural Institution since 1912
Part of a Worldwide Network
Fascinating Thematic Classes and Workshops
Stimulating Cultural Events
2 Convenient Locations
Live Online Classes
Exclusive Access to Cultural Resources
Magical Native French teachers
+1500 students each year
800 Alliance Françaises around the world
From $15/hr course fee
FREE Placement Test
7 per class on average
2 great locations
Quality French cultural events
+3000 Books, DVDs, CDs to borrow our library & Culturetheque
All levels and ages
98% customer satisfaction
Smartboard equipped classrooms
The Honorable Michel Gerebtzoff, Consul General of Belgium
James Hill, Consul General of Canada
Anne-Laure Desjonquères, Consul General of France
The Honorable Urs Broennimann, Consul General of Switzerland
Julius Coles, Honorary Consul of Senegal
Roudelyne Nagar Jean, Consul General of Haïti
David Bruce Weiner, Quebec Gov. Delegation
Camille Love, Atlanta Mayor’s office
Terri Vismale-Morris, President
Maria Saporta, Vice President I
Monique Seefried, Vice President II
Ryan Troncalli, Treasurer
Abby Turano, Secretary
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Ismail Ibn Conner
Cynthia Briscoe Brown
Matthew de Galan
Alliance Française Atlanta works with other local, national and international organizations to accomplish its mission. These partners include businesses, universities and schools, non-profit artistic and cultural organizations whose missions and values align with our own. We also collaborate with and receive significant support from the diplomatic missions of French-speaking countries located in Atlanta, including the Consulates of France, Canada, Belgium and Switzerland.
Alliance Française also receives the support of the Atlanta Business Community and works to promote our city’s best providers and food-products and services from France and other French-speaking cultures.
Our new downtown location in Peachtree Center is now open! This new space is shared with Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta as a joint Franco-German cultural center. Hours will be announced soon, but until then please call or email to confirm that the center will be open. For additional information or other inquiries, please call 404-875-1211 or email us at [email protected].
Directions using MARTA
The easiest way to get to the Alliance Française (unless you live close by and come on foot) is by MARTA. Arriving at the Peachtree Center Marta station, follow the signs to the John Portman exit then to Peachtree Street East. At the top of the tall escalator are doors leading into the Mall (also known as the HUB). Once inside the HUB or Peachtree Mall Food Court, proceed to the Plaza level (using the elevator or stairs) and exit onto the Plaza. The AF Entrance is located to the left of the Harris Tower lobby as shown on the diagram below.
Directions arriving by car
If arriving by car, we advise using the International Parking Deck. Alliance Française has parking vouchers for Evening Class participants (i.e. free parking for evening classes). Daytime Parking Fees (8 AM to 4PM) are $2 per 15 minutes ($8 an hour) with a maximum of $20. There are several parking decks at or around Peachtree Center. The most convenient is the International Parking Garage Peachtree Center, located at 30 Andrew Young Boulevard. (Note: The International Garage also has an entrance at 161 Peachtree Center Avenue. If you are using your navigator to arrive, be careful not to turn into 191 Peachtree Center Avenue. Proceed another few hundred feet and enter the INTERNATIONAL GARAGE AT 161 PEACHTREE CENTER AVENUE. Once parked you can cross the street on foot or take the catwalk on the fifth level to enter Peachtree Center. If you take the catwalk, continue straight after entering Peachtree Center crossing all the way through the hub until you find the elevator on your left. Go to the Plaza level and proceed to the AF Entrance
We are located on the Plaza of Peachtree Center in Suite 100 of Building 233 (also known as the Harris Tower). Our entrance is shown on the diagram below. If you have any problems finding us, call 404-875-1211 for help. You can always check with the courtesy desk in the HUB as well.
Please send correspondence to
Alliance Française Atlanta
233 Peachtree St NE, Suite 100 Atlanta, GA 30303
AFATL Roswell has three classrooms and a well-stocked lending library and hosts events and classes for adults and children. Offices are currently open only to students taking in-person classes or by appointment. For additional information, please call 404-875-1211 or email us at [email protected].
Part-Time Qualified Teachers: Alliance Française Atlanta seeks experienced French teachers. Possession of French language teaching degree (FLE) preferred.
All interested candidates please fill out this form.
L’Alliance Française d’Atlanta recherche des professeurs de FLE à temps partiel pour ses programmes adultes.
Le ou la candidat(e) doit :
Merci d’adresser votre candidature (lettre de motivation en français et CV) à Richard Keatley [email protected].
Part-Time Certified Translators: Alliance Française d’Atlanta seeks experienced ATA or university certified translators to translate from French to English and English to French.
Interested candidates should submit a resume to at [email protected].
Alliance Française Atlanta offers a work-training experience in an international environment to college interns with intermediate to advanced levels of French proficiency. Interns will engage with Atlanta’s French-speaking community while gaining valuable experience in Marketing, Development, Education, and Operations. Interns must commit to at least 15 hours a week to be considered.
Please note that Alliance Française is currently unable to remunerate interns nor do we pay for travel or visa expenses.
To apply to intern with Alliance Française Atlanta, apply here.
Volunteers play a vital role in helping us achieve our mission. They also meet great people, enjoy opportunities to practice their French, while helping out in vital areas of our operations, such as Marketing, Communications, Education, Development and Outreach.
Interested in volunteering with Alliance Française? Sign up to receive updates on current and future volunteering opportunities.
Founded in Paris in 1883, the Alliance Française is the largest cultural network in the world, with over 1,135 chapters in 138 countries and 130 chapters in the United States. Its World Headquarters is located in Paris, France (www.alliancefr.org).
French is the world’s fifth most spoken language and the second most studied language. 77 million people speak French as their first language, while 280 million speak French worldwide. French is Europe’s third most spoken language and is the first language of 19% of Europe’s population.
French language and culture have had an enormous impact on the way we see the world, giving birth to major movements in philosophy, cuisine, art, cinema, and literature. Fifteen authors from France have been awarded the Nobel Prize in literature, the most of any country.
Alliance Française has been serving Atlanta since its founding in 1912. As a member-supported, non-profit organization, our mission is to serve our membership and our community. Unlike for-profit language schools, our goal is to promote French language and the knowledge of French-speaking cultures.
We are a school and a cultural center open to everyone, welcoming students, members and volunteers of any age, sex, creed, race, color, sexual orientation, and national or ethnic origin.
Being a non-profit organization allows us to accept tax-deductible contributions and reduces operating cost by exempting us from paying taxes. Tuition and other charges allow us to pay teacher and staff salaries and the cost of running our centers in Midtown Atlanta and Roswell.
Alliance Française uses Ev@lang, an adaptive placement test designed by France Education International to accurately determine your French competency level. For more information or to purchase the placement test press here.
Alliance Française is able to keep classes prices low due to our non-profit status and good management. Class prices depend on the number of hours taught. For a full list of prices, please see our Classes page.
While learning a foreign language is a long-term project, students who dedicate themselves will see progress quickly.
Alliance Française uses the internationally recognized CEFR levels that use levels A1 (elementary) to C2 (near native) to describe varying degrees of language proficiency.
The following estimates may vary among individuals and varying approaches to learning:
A1 – Generally 80-100 hours to master this level
A2 – Generally 100-120 hours to master this level
B1 – Generally 150-180 hours to master this level
B2 – Generally 200-250 hours to master this level
C1 – Generally 250-300 hours to master this level
C2 – 300+ hours, requires a linguistic development of a varying number of hours.
While classes at Alliance Française Atlanta have no exams, the teaching methodology of our core language classes is designed to prepare students for the DELF-DALF diploma series that recognizes French language proficiency.