Discover the Alliance Française de Seattle

The Alliance Française de Seattle is a dynamic educational and cultural 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization incorporated in the state of Washington, whose mission is to promote the French language and Francophone cultures through diverse programs in the Puget Sound area. It is part of an international network of Alliance Françaises—834 in 132 countries, and 108 of them in the USA alone— which carries 3 missions:

  • Offer French as a foreign language classes to all audiences with a high standard of teaching methods
  • Share French and Francophone cultures locally in various dimensions
  • Favor cultural diversity by highlighting the value of multicultural understanding

The Alliance Française de Seattle offers French language classes for all ages and levels, with certified FLE (Français Langue Étrangère, or French as a Foreign Language) instructors. We maintain the largest French certification center in the Pacific Northwest, administering regular sessions for the TEF (French Chamber of Commerce) and DELF/DALF (French Ministry of Education). Our cultural center proposes concerts, lectures, screenings, workshops and exhibits for our local community of Francophiles, Francophones, and French learners.

Key figures


Ranking among the 108 Alliances in the USA for enrollments in 2018


Success rate for the DELF/DALF Diploma in 2019


Enrollments in 2019


Members in 2019


FLE instructors in 2019


Creation of the Alliance Française de Seattle (preceded by the Cercle Français de Seattle)


French-language books and DVDs available in our library


Official French language exams administered in 2019

Why you should choose the Alliance Française de Seattle

A prestigious school existing in 135 countries since 1883 and respecting high performance standards. We are a FRAMES Alliance.


Instructors who are experts in teaching French as a foreign language with modern methods (61% MA and 27% PhD).


Learning French in a friendly and professional atmosphere, alongside other motivated students. Group classes welcome 4 to 12 students.


Cultural events and programs to discover and immerse yourself in French-speaking cultures.


A major exam center administering globally recognized diplomas and certifications. 


New technology for modern teaching: smartboard & e-learning platform for every group class. 


Enjoy exclusive perks and advantages as a member of the Alliance Française de Seattle.


A wide range of courses to choose from, adapted to your needs.


Contact us

206 632 5433

4649 Sunnyside Ave. N #205
Seattle, WA 98103


  • Monday – Thursday: 9am - 5pm
  • Friday: 9am - 4pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: closed

We are closed daily from 1pm - 2pm.

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Become a member of the AFSeattle to promote the French language and enjoy many perks and benefits