The Cultural Alternative

The Alliance Française de Manille (AFM) was founded in 1920 and is one of the most prominent foreign cultural institutions in the Philippines. A non-profit organization committed to promoting the French language and culture, AFM encourages friendly relations between the Filipinos and the French through art and educational programs.

The First Cultural NGO Worldwide

The network includes more than a thousand Alliance Française in 135 countries. The Alliances welcome more than 490 000 students.

Alliance Française has 3 goals:
  • to offer French classes in France and around the world catering to all sectors of society;
  • to promote all the dimensions of the French and Francophone cultures;
  • and to encourage cultural diversity and to develop intercultural awareness