About Us

The Alliance Française of Greater Orlando is part of a worldwide organization. Learn more about the Alliance Française, its missions, and our local chapter.

What is the Alliance Française?

The Alliance Française was founded in 1883 in Paris to "propagate the French language abroad", and was immediately sponsored by luminaries and statesmen. It rapidly expanded and in 1905 already numbered 600 chapters worldwide. A strong acceleration of growth took place between 1979 and 2017.
At the end of 2020, the Alliance Française was present in 131 countries, with a total of 832 chapters and close to 500,000 students. Its headquarters are located in Paris. The Alliance Française has 109 chapters in the US, including 8 chapters in Florida...
The Alliance Française's mission is threefold:

  • French Language

    To offer French courses in France and in the world, to all sections of society.

  • Cultural Exchange

    To encourage cultural diversity and exchanges.

  • French Culture

    To promote French culture and French speaking countries' culture.

Our Greater Orlando Chapter

Our local chapter is the Alliance Française of Greater Orlando (AFGO.) It encompasses the 4 counties of Central Florida.


AFGO was initially created as a section of Rollins College in 1959, and became independent in 1975. It is a non-for-profit 501(C) (3) organization, managed by a President assisted by a Board of Directors.


Besides its school of French language, for children (age 4 to 17) and adults, AFGO organizes each year, about 30 indoor and outdoor events, offered to its members, students and non-members .


Bernard Lodde, President of AFGO


Address: 1516 East Colonial Drive, suite 120, Orlando, FL 32803
Parking and entrance at the back of the building on Hillcrest Street
Web site: www.aforlando.org
Telephone: (407) 895-1300
Email: contactafgo@gmail.com

Ready to Get Started?

You can fill out our online form now to apply for membership at AFGO, or simply contact us for more information. It's quick, secure, and easy!

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