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Alliances Françaises: a global network!

  • 1883 – The first Alliance Française is founded in Paris by Paul Cambon and Pierre Foncin, with the support of famous personas such as Jules Verne, Louis Pasteur, Ferdinand de Lesseps, Armand Colin and Ernest Renan
  • A unique network counting more than 830 Alliances Françaises in over 134 countries (as of 2017)
  • The most prominent french language school in the world with more than 460 000 students (en 2017)
  • Its missions: promote french language and culture, and develop intercultural exchanges
  • Apolitical and laicistic association
  • Not for profit association

Alliance Française de Zurich: our story for more than 130 years!

  • Founded in 1889, the Alliance Française de Zurich is one of the oldest worldwide. In 2019 we celebrated our 130th anniversary!
  • Not for profit association under Swiss law
  • Promotes french language and culture
  • Provides french language classes in ZUrich for more than 60 years!

Why choose the Alliance Française de Zurich? Because …

  • we are the most skilled at teaching french, our specialty for more than 60 years!
  • thousands of students have successfully and happily learnt french with us!
  • we are the number one reference for that matter, not only locally but also globally, with an extensive french speaking network.
  • our experience and expertise reflect the utmost quality for:
    • numerous corporates/companies, institutions and SMEs (banks, insurances, media, goods, public space, transports)  that trust us for many years.
    • the numerous student who have chosen us for the reputation that we proudly cherish and defend.
  • no exception: our professors are qualified and experienced native speakers, and always demonstrate the highest motivation and flexibility.
  • the Alliance Française de Zurich offers an incomparable learning environment tailored to your needs.
  • our courses in small groups enable the optimal conditions for the most efficient and friendly learning experience.