About Us

About the Alliance Française de Birmingham

The Alliance Française de Birmingham is a place to learn and immerse yourself in all things French. We are a dynamic network of local, independent individuals passionate about promoting the French language and celebrating francophone cultures.

Fundamentally maintained by membership dues and donations from individuals and foundations, the Alliance Française de Birmingham aims to developing cultural exchanges between the United States and other French-speaking countries, and at promoting the study of French while fostering friendship between French and American people mainly through the organization of social and cultural events and French language classes.

It is my honor to serve as the President of the Alliance Française. I would like to thank Serge Bokobza and Margaret Bond for their leadership in the past and for sustaining our chapter of the Alliance over the years.

We are a growing committed group of French speakers and Francophiles, and we welcome new members and visitors. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions about our activities. I look forward to welcoming you to our group.

– Mary McCullough, President

Mary McCullough 2023 President of Alliance Française of Birmingham Alabama USA


The mission of the Alliance Française is to promote the French language and francophone cultures and to foster exchanges between French speakers and local communities. Founded in Paris in 1883, the Alliance Française currently boasts more than 800 chapters in 130 countries, with over half a million students worldwide. The U.S. network includes over 100 Alliances and more than 24,000 students. Special events will immerse you in French and Francophone cultures and introduce you to native speakers and francophiles just like you. Discover the French in you at the Alliance Française de Birmingham!

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The Alliance Française de Birmingham is a non-profit, non-governmental, privately supported association, which was founded by Birmingham Francophiles in the 1960s. Our organization is affiliated with Alliance Française USA. The membership, volunteer opportunities, and event attendance are open to all, regardless of race, political affiliation, religion, sex, national origin, or sexual orientation.

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