Introducing Alliance Francaise de York

Established in 1883 in Paris, the Alliance Française was the first organisation to teach French around the world. Today it is the largest collection of French teaching associations with over 1,000 schools in 138 countries.

Its aim is to promote and widen access to French language and culture and to encourage a friendly dialogue between cultures through education and cultural exchanges. In the UK, courses, social and cultural events are offered through a well established network of 10 sister Alliances and about 50 French clubs. Our York branch was established in 1994 as a charity, and is now a CIO (Charitable Incorporated Organisation), number 1171386.

You can access our new statutes as a CIO here.

The Team


The Committee - a great bunch of 6 enthusiastic volunteers with unflappable energy, our committee looks after finances, cultural affairs and the general running of AFDY.
The tutors - Christine, Véronique K, Veronique W, Stéphanie, Alicia and Sandrine make up the teaching team this year. All are native speakers and experienced teaching practitioners.
Office: Gaelle is our very friendly and efficient support in the office.
Volunteers We are also very grateful to our team of volunteers who help the AFDY at various levels. If you are interested to know more about this interesting way to get involved, please contact us...we will be happy to discuss this further with you.

UK Network


Alliance Française de Bath
Alliance Française de Bristol
Alliance Française de Cambridge
Alliance Française de Exeter
Alliance Française de Glasgow
Alliance Française de Jersey
Alliance Française de Manchester
Alliance Française de Milton Keynes
Alliance Française de Oxford
Institut Francais de Edimbourg
Institut Francais de Londres
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