ALLIANCE FRANçAISE DE LAUNCESTON
The Alliance Française de Launceston provides a range of opportunities for French language and culture enthusiasts in Northern Tasmania through social and educational activities and events. These include our weekly evening classes during school terms, the popular Saturday morning coffee and conversation sessions, brunches, games afternoons, language workshops and of course an annual celebration for La Fête Nationale on or around the 14th of July. Visit the News & Events and Learning French pages to find out more. Our current committee comprises the following dedicated volunteers:
President Caitlin Clark
Vice President Kaitlin Roach
Treasurer Stephen Newman
Secretary Robyn Arvier
Class Coordinator Peta Frost
General Members Liz McLean, Rhonda Mortimer & Peter Hollick
history of the alliance Française
The Alliance Française has a rich history around the world. Founded in Paris in 1883 as a national association to promote the French language around the world, eminent public figures including Jules Verne, Louis Pasteur and Ferdinand de Lesseps were at the forefront of the organisation's development. The first Alliance Française abroad was created in Barcelona that same year. The Alliance Française now has over 850 branches across 137 countries. 30 branches are spread across all of Australia's States and Territories, with three of those in Tasmania; our sister branches serving Hobart and the North West.
If you are looking for another Alliance Française branch across Australia, visit the Delegation Generale website here, or for more information on Alliance Française branches around the world, visit the Fondation Alliance Française website here.