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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.

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