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our mission

The mission of the Alliance Française de Lafayette is to enrich, develop and sustain the francophone community of Lafayette and its surrounding area by teaching French and its local varieties while affirming and building on its heritage through diverse cultural programming.


  • A forum for inter-cultural dialogue with a special emphasis on French and its local varieties.
  • A chance to explore identity, culture, and heritage in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere while making new friends.
  • A bridge extending across generations to enhance community by passing on its special linguistic heritage through cultural and interactive programming.

What we do

The Alliance Française of Lafayette provides:

  • Language courses for adults, children, and businesses who want or need to learn French.
  • Translation services for documents and websites.
  • Cultural activities for adults and children that present a comprehensive look at francophone culture in the 21st century.

Whether you are a native or fluent French speaker, a student of the language, or an interested non-French speaker, you are welcome to participate in the wide range of activities offered throughout the year.