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About Alliance Francaise de Townsville

Alliance Francaise de Townsville Alliance Francaise de Townsville Alliance Française de Townsville The Alliance Française de Townsville is a 100% self-funded, non-profit educational and cultural organisation, managed by a committee elected from its members. It was founded in 1968, and quickly grew into an active cultural organisation under the presidency of Professor Ron Sussex. Like other Alliances we have links with schools and universities, including presenting prizes for students excelling in French. Our aims We are an organisation dedicated to the promotion of French language and culture in Townsville. We teach French, a language spoken by over 175 million people in 42 countries. We offer a cultural environment through our services and activities. We provide quality teaching and our teachers are all fluent speakers. The committee also organises a large range of activities including café conversation, pétanque, picnics, bike rides and participation in community events such as the School French Competition, presenting excellence awards at James Cook University, participating in the Cultural Fest at Strand Park and Open Day at James Cook University. Alliances Françaises d’Australie There is a network of 31 Alliances in all states of Australia, including in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Hobart, Adelaide, Perth and Darwin. There are approximately 1,400 Alliances Françaises in 138 countries. The first Alliance Française in Australia was established in Melbourne in 1890. The head office of the Fédération des Alliances Françaises d'Australie is based in Canberra. The Fédération of Alliances Françaises in Australia is administered by a Federal Committee. The Secretary of the Fédération is sent by the Alliance Française de Paris. He promotes continual contact and the circulation of information between the local committees, the French Embassy and the Alliance Française de Paris. For more information about the Alliance Française in Australia visit www.alliancefrancaise.com.au Alliances Françaises dans le monde The Alliance Française, founded in Paris in 1883, is a non-profit and non-discriminatory association with a network of schools and cultural centres around the world aiming at promoting the knowledge and practice of the French language and its rich culture and sharing it with local communities. It is the largest French teaching association in the world. The Alliance Française is an international network of independently run committees established in approximately 138 countries in the world with 31 branches in Australia. It offers courses in French, in France and in many parts of the world, to all sections of society to promote French culture and cultures of French-speaking countries and to encourage cultural diversity. For more information about the Alliance Française in the world visit La Fondation Alliance Française www.fondation-alliancefr.org
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