Who are We?
Learn more about the Alliance Française and its story, both on the Sunshine Coast and around the world!
In 1883, Jules Verne and Louis Pasteur, along with other illustrious visionaries, designed the structure for the Alliance Française whose mission is to promote French language and culture around the world. Based upon the exchange of cultural and linguistic values, the Alliance Française still contributes to the gathering of thousands of women and men who hold those values and want to continue to do so. The Alliances Françaises are the only language schools with worldwide recognition and official accreditation by the government of France.
People who come to our classes are interested in what we share as well as our cultural differences. The Alliance Française de la Sunshine Coast is part of the world's largest network of French language schools: more than 820 Alliances Françaises in 132 countries. Every year, from the African continent to Northern Europe, from Asia to Oceania, the Alliances Françaises welcome over 500 000 students.
Founded in 2008, the Alliance Française de la Sunshine Coast (AFSC) is a registered not-for-profit association dedicated to the promotion of the French language and culture. The AFSC encourages and promotes active, open connections between people on the Sunshine Coast and French language and culture. It provides the means by which people can learn the French language and become engaged in the many different aspects of French culture including art, books, poetry, film, history, gastronomy, contemporary affairs, thoughts and ideas.
The AFSC is the perfect place to start learning French or develop your language skills at your own pace with a great variety of courses for all levels and all ages. Discover the many reasons why learning French with us is a unique experience.
The AFSC has two great locations: Mountain Creek and Noosa Heads as well as a Skype program.
The AFSC is reaching all the people throughout the region, including beginner students or fluent speakers, and gathering them through a wide range of affordable activities and services. It is also a cultural hub for all things related to French on the Sunshine Coast: social and cultural activities give you opportunities to practice French : movie screenings, wine tastings, cafe-conversations, etc...
We hope you will enjoy browsing our website but please speak to one of our committee members to truly understand our mission and what we have to offer you, with a French touch!
You are welcome to read our Governance documents HERE