About Alliance Française
Founded in Paris in 1883, the Alliance Française currently boasts more than 800 chapters in 130 countries, with over half a million students worldwide. The U.S. network counts over 100 Alliances and more than 24,000 students. Most chapters offer French classes for adults and children, with a focus on understanding and speaking the language in a relaxed setting. Special events will immerse you in the French culture and introduce you to native speakers and frandophiles just like you.
Alliance Française de Louisville
The Alliance Française de Louisville was founded in 1914 with a focus on cultural events such as plays and social gatherings. However, it was not until 1987 that Evelyn Cohn founded our school and AFL began offering French language classes to the Louisville community.
The Alliance Française de Louisville is a local chapter of the Alliance Française network and is organized in accordance with the by-laws of the parent organization, which was created in 1883. It was created to encourage and further the knowledge of the French culture and language and to foster friendly relations between the American and French people.
Furthermore, the Alliance Française de Louisville shall be operated as a non-profit, non-political, non-discriminatory, organization that complies with applicable federal and state non-profit tax laws and regulations.
In 1987, Evelyn Cohn founded our school and Alliance Française de Louisville began offering French language classes to the Louisville community.
To learn more about our Location History, click here to download a PDF from the Courier Journal archives.
Alliance Française de Louisville were proud hosts to the 2011 Annual Meeting and Convention des Alliances Françaises USA with French Ambassador in attendance.