The Alliance Française in Kenya [fr]
The Alliance Française is a language and cultural relations organization. It was created in 1883 in Paris by renowned humanists, including Louis Pasteur and Jules Verne, with the principal objective of promoting and teaching the French language around the world.
Since then, it has developed into a global network of the Alliance Française institutions operating in 135 countries around the world, with the common aim of fostering friendship between peoples, through the promotion of the French language and cultural diversity.
Alliance Française de Nairobi
The Alliance Française de Nairobi was founded in 1949. It has grown into one of the largest in Africa offering French language courses to thousands of students annually.
We offer a steady progression allowing our students to meet both their personal and professional objectives. The Alliance Française is the only accredited institution in Kenya for international and professional French language certification. It is also the only officially recognized institution in Kenya for certified translations.
The institution offers a rich programme of annual activities showcasing local and international Arts and encouraging creativity. It supports the production and presentation of artistic works, across all disciplines that reflect the diversity, aspirations and contradictions of our contemporary society and open up space for dialogue.
The Alliance Française also houses the Campus France office in Kenya, an office specializing in the pursuit of studies in France, as well as the office of the International School “sciences Po”.
On the ground floor of the alliance, the restaurant “la belle époque” invites you to discover French cuisine.
With growing demand for learning the French language, an office was opened in Eldoret in 2002.
Learn more about the network of Alliance Française in Kenya at Alliance Française
Alliance Française de Mombasa
The Alliance Française de Mombasa was created in 1975, by the will of the Honorary Consul of that time, and with the support of the French Embassy in Kenya. Originally located in the Island of Mombasa in the Freed Building along Moi Avenue (the main artery of the Town Centre) it quickly became very successful, reaching 650 students per year in the 90’s, thanks to the then flourishing tourism industry on the Kenyan coast.
As of October 2015, the Alliance française de Mombasa moved most of its activities from the Town centre premises to Nyali (Moyne Drive). Consequently, the Town centre branch was transformed into an annex with 3 rooms, dedicated exclusively to teaching of French. Located in the most beautiful area of the Nyali residential district, the "new" alliance has an expansive garden, a multi-media library, 3 new classrooms and 3 offices for the administrative team.
Since 2016, AF de Mombasa has been hosting the Ibis Café-Restaurant. The Teaching of FLE (French as a Foreign Language) courses has been the core of its activity, providing with classes from level A1 to C2 with a large majority of learners falling between A1 and B1 levels. Moreover, AF mombasa equally offer FOS (French for Specific Objectives) courses to corporate clients or introductory & tutoring courses for 7 to 16 year-olds on Saturday mornings as part of the "French for kids" scheme.
AF mombasa is accredited to provide certification of DELF/DALF. It thus organizes 3 DELF exam sessions and 2 DELF Junior exams and 1 DELF PRIM per year, and also offers translation or interpretation services for international conferences held in the region.
Finally, Alliance Française regularly hosts cultural events, conferences and training courses either through direct organization or through rental.