We hope that you will take this opportunity to explore all that we have to offer you. For almost thirty years we have been serving The Greater Sarasota area for 'all things French': language studies cultural events and discussion group. Our social engagements include luncheons and such fetes as Quatorze Juillet. We also partner with local universities and theaters to present in-depth examinations of French authors and playwrights. We even have a "chorale". With such a wide array of activities you are sure to find a reason to join our fascinating community.

Welcome to our new Website. We hope that you will take this opportunity to explore all that we have to offer you. For almost thirty years we have been serving The Greater Sarasota and casino-RV area for 'all things French': language studies cultural events and discussion goup. Our social engagements include luncheons and such fetes as Quatorze Juillet. We also partner with local universitites and theaters to present in-depth examinations of French authors and playwrights. We even have a "chorale". With such a wide array of activities you are sure to find a reason to join our fascinating community.

Our mission is to promote knowledge and appreciation of the French language and Francophone culture, and to encourage understanding of and friendship with the French-speaking world.

Towards that mission we know that for more than a century, an ever-increasing number of French Language students of all ages and origins choose to join and study at their local Alliance Française. This continued patronage results mainly from the unmatched depth and breadth of what only Alliances Francaises offer.

That is, in our case, not just effective language courses but a wide range of other Francophone activities such as our Club Litteraire (book club), Cine Club, and Casse Croute (French news morning meeting group) as we know that learning and using French is most effective when it is reinforced by relevant French cultural activities.

Our Alliance Française de Sarasota is also part of the world's largest network of French language schools and cultural centers; a network of over 830 independently run committees established in 133 countries teaching over 550,000 students. The Fondation Alliance Française, based in France, is the moral and legal compass of Alliances Françaises.

The Alliance Française de Sarasota is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit Florida corporation and part of the Federation des Alliances Françaises USA which supports its members to fulfill their mission.

In the U.S. the Délégation Générale de la Fondation Alliance Française located in Washington, D.C, serves the entire network of U.S. Alliances Françaises.

  • French language courses for adults, teens and  children.
  • Cultural and social activities for adults.
  • A library and other resources for both native speakers and French students.
  • Over 800 Alliance chapters in the world
  • Over 136 countries have at least one city with an Alliance Française
  • Over 100 chapters in the United States