ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE DE SINGAPOUR
Alliance Française de Singapour was founded in 1949. It is a non-profit educational and cultural organization, affiliated to the international network of Alliance Française. With more than 800 locations in 132 countries, the Alliance Française is undoubtedly the world’s largest network of any cultural association; it serves and gathers worldwide a multilingual and multicultural community of Francophiles.
Each year, Alliance Française de Singapour welcomes around 4000 members of all ages (from 1 year old onwards) eager to learn the French language and explore French culture. It is also hosting the General Delegation of the Fondation Alliance Française in South East Asia, making it the flagship of the region.
For many years, Alliance Française de Singapour has offered a great array of cinema and performing arts events in its theatre as well as various visual art exhibitions in la galerie becoming a renowned cultural destination.
In the buzzing evolving Singaporean cultural landscape, Alliance Française continues to contribute in its modest fashion to the regional influence of the cultural scene of the City-State by positioning itself as a place of cultural expression for emerging artists of all disciplines. It articulates its cultural programming around five major events: the Francophonie Festival in March, the French Animation Film Festival in May, the International Music Day in June, the French Film Festival in November and the Fashion Artisan Week in December. Added to these major events are many other regular cultural rendez-vous: the Ciné-Club, the Ciné-Kids, the Ciné-Plus and the storytelling in la médiathèque. Alliance Française also organizes social events (Bastille Day, French Friday) where our students and public can enjoy a taste of French flavors while using the French language.
Most of our events are organized in partnership with the unfailing support of the French Embassy/Institut Français Singapour and local Singaporean partners.
Alliance Française cultural and educational programming is extremely rich and coherent in achieving its goal: to create a desire of France (and French) to an everlasting greater community of people whose strength is built from cross-cultural understanding which is at the heart of all dialogue.
Activities in brief:
- Products / services: French classes for toddlers, kids, teens and adults, at all levels. Classes also available for French-speaking children. Private and Corporate tailored tuitions available for everyone and at all levels.
- Theatre: 3 film festivals per year, Ciné-club every week, Ciné-kids once a month, Ciné-plus, concerts, plays, lectures, etc.
- Library: 17,000 documents in French (books, magazines, CDs, DVDs), a comic's corner, storytelling two Saturdays/month, e-library, learning resources
- Art Gallery.
- SISTIC Counter.
French Language and Cultural Centre of Singapore
1 Sarkies Road