Being an independent entity, each Alliance Française operates individually as a local law association or a non-profit association based on the French law of 1901. Under the authority of a Board of Directors, an executive management and teaching team provides French language courses in France and all around the world for all adults, and introduces current Francophone culture through all kinds of activities such as exhibitions, shows, conferences, movies. It welcomes and highlights all international cultures.
When our school was founded in 1884, Nice was already an international Tourism hub. Our Alliance integrated in this setting which was, and still is famous for its Promenade des Anglais, its Mediterranean climate, its villas and hotels built by and for foreign visitors, and its Carnival. The high level of French teaching currently provided by our Alliance is compliant with the CEFRL, the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, combining both tradition and modernity;
As a higher education entity and a renowned training organization, the AFN is above all else a non-profit association (French law of 1901), a member of the first cultural network in the world (all languages included), based on the Alliance Française Foundation (recognized as promoting the public interest). It has built its operations and reputation on the quality of its teaching and its courses. Each year, over 1700 students from 90 different nationalities come to learn French in a multicultural environment, emphasizing exchange, respect and friendliness.
The AFN offers General French courses, French for Specific Purpose courses (business, trading, legal, tourism, arts), In-Company Training courses, Literacy courses and Personalized programs for all levels, all year long.
Courses at the AFN help students prepare for the TCF (a language placement test for non-native French speakers), for the French as a foreign language diplomas such as DILF, DELF and DALF but also for Professional French diplomas issued by the CCIP, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Paris.
The AFN is a certified official examination center for the TCF, TCF ANF, DFP, TCF Québec. 70% of AFN teachers are certified to evaluate these tests.
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