About Us

History


The Alliance Française, was founded in 1883 in Paris. Its mission is to promote the use and appreciation of the French Language and Culture throughout the world through French Language classes and cultural programs. It is today an established world renowned network made up of 1071 centres in 137 countries, with more than 400.000 students per year, all of which make the Alliance Française the largest French language teaching and cultural network in the world.

The Alliance Française de Bhopal is one of the 16 Alliances spread over 15 states in India. Since its creation in 1983 in Bhopal and the opening of a branch in Indore in 1997 the Alliance Française de Bhopal has developed an expertise and excellence in teaching French as a Foreign Language and created many cultural partnerships in the community. The Alliance Française de Bhopal has now more than 1100 students in its classes a year. It also offers off-site classes in several schools, colleges and institutes in Bhopal and in Indore.

The Alliance Française de Bhopal is a non-profit association which ensures the self-financing of its operations. It is supported partially by the French Government. Our students and members have access to various services and resources through our centre. The library offers a wide range of books, magazines, videos, DVDs and CDs of French music. The Alliance Française de Bhopal organises more than 30 cultural and social events a year, including concerts, exhibitions, films screenings and lectures in collaboration with Indian and French cultural institutions and partners. Participation of local artists is encouraged by regular presentations of painting exhibitions in the gallery of the Alliance. These events are seen as exceptional value added elements to the learning experience for students of the Alliance Française.