Alliance Française de Singapour [fr]
Alliance Française de Singapour was founded in 1949. It is a local 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.
With a strong Board and a mixed team of Singaporeans and French, and more than 4,000 members of all ages, the Alliance Française de Singapour fulfills its mission of teaching the French language and the promotion of French and Francophone cultures by offering various actions in its language centre, its gallery, its theatre and its mediatheque.
The language centre boasts more than 20 well-equipped classrooms. The teaching team is composed of highly qualified teachers. The Alliance offers courses rich and varied: private tuition or in groups, in-house or in companies, general French language or specific objectives, for adults, adolescents or toddlers (from 12 months). It is the only centre in Singapore to offer diploma-awarding examinations by the French Ministry of Education. Each year, around 600 candidates sit for the examinations at the Alliance.
The theatre with 236 seats, recently renovated and computerized, the gallery with 50 m space and the mediatheque rich with 16,000 documents offer a great array of cultural events. The cultural strategy of the Alliance is geared towards cinema, photography and comic books. Each year, hundreds of events are organized for around 15,000 to 20,000 persons: exhibitions, cinema (Ciné-Club every Tuesday night, Ciné-Kids one Sunday a month in the afternoon, Ciné-Plus and Festivals), exchange sessions with directors, actors or producers, workshops with French artisans, concerts, story-telling or meet-the-author at the mediatheque, etc. The 5 major events of the year are the Francophonie Festival (in March, in partnership with the Lycée Français and the Francophone embassies in Singapore), the French Animation Film Festival (3 days of screenings for children and adults followed by meet-the-industry-professional sessions and masterclasses, end May), the International Music Day (around 21 June), the French Film Festival (10 days of French films coorganised with the French Embassy in November) and the Fashion Artisan Week in December.
The Alliance also offers a certified translation service, organizes social events such as the Bastille Day or the French Fridays, rents its premises and houses a café-restaurant.
Alliance Française de Singapour carries highly its values everyday: excellence, expertise and professionalism, creativity and conviviality, innovation and diversity … providing the French language and Francophone cultures, for everyone: Singaporeans or not. It carries its nickname the French hub well.
Alliance Française de Singapour
1, Sarkies Road - Singapour 258130
Tel: +65 6737 8422