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L’Alliance Française de Buffalo


UB’s Department of Romance

Languages and Literatures



Live French theater with English subtitles to celebrate Molière's 400th birthday!

Performed by two amazing French actors:

André Newman and Pascal Thoreau

When: Thursday, October 13, 2022 at 7:30pm

Where: Baird Recital Hall on the UB North Campus

Advanced Sale Price (by October 6)

Full-Time Students - $5

AFB Members - $15

General Public - $20

Door Prices (purchased on-site)

Full-Time Students - $5

AFB Members - $20

General Public - $25

Advance ticket purchase will go live soon

and will continue until October 6 using this link: PURCHASE TICKETS HERE!

Tickets can also be purchased by sending a check payable to Alliance Française de Buffalo at P.O. Box 721, Buffalo, NY 14207

Directions to Baird Recital Hall and Parking

From Youngman Highway, Interstate 290, take the exit to Millersport North. Turn left on Coventry Road and after crossing Augsburger Road, turn left into Baird A Parking. Continue and proceed to Baird B Parking (behind A). Baird Recital Hall will be in front of you, across Mary Talbert Way. 

Free parking after 7:00PM!


Fall 2022 Adult Classes Open for Registration


Instructor: Nathalie Andraud

When: Wednesdays at 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Where: Zoom (by request of instructor)

Textbook: Campus 1

The A101 class is currently fully booked.


Instructor: Nathalie Andraud

When: Mondays at 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Where: Zoom (by request of instructor)

Textbook: Campus 1

Early Bird Price (by Aug 29): $295

Night Owl Price (Aug 30 - Sep 5): $325

14 classes

September 12, 19, 26

October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

November 7, 14, 21, 28

December 5, 12

**A102 is a continuation of A101.

Please consult with instructor before signing up.


Instructor: Christine Rieuf

When: Tuesdays at 11:30am - 1:00pm

Where: Zoom (by request of instructor)

Textbook: Alter EGO+, A2 (Hachette): Cahier d'Activities (Texts are available on Amazon)

The A2 class is currently fully booked.


Instructor: Lena Lippe

When: Tuesdays at 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Where: Zoom (by request of instructor)

Textbook: Material provided by instructor

Early Bird Price (by Aug 30): $275

Night Owl Price (Aug 31 - Sep 6): $305

13 classes

September 13, 20, 27

October 4, 11, 18, 25

November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

December 6


Instructor: Sophie

When: Thursdays at 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Where: Zoom (by request of instructor)

Textbook: Version Originale 4 (19 sets available)

Early Bird Price (by Sep 8): $235

Night Owl Price (Sep 9 - 15): $260

11 classes

September 22, 29

October 6, 13, 20, 27

November 3, 10, 17

December 1, 8


Updates Concerning Classes

We recognize that some students have voiced their preference to return to in-person instruction. However, this term our teaching team has selected to remain virtual. We will continue to investigate in-person venues for future terms.

Children's classes for this Fall term have, thus far, remained unconfirmed. If we confirm children's courses, they would tentatively begin in late September/early October. We hope that you remain patient with us as logistics are confirmed.


Elmwood Festival of the Arts

When: Saturday, August 27 from 10:00am - 6:00pm

Sunday, August 28 from 10:00am - 5:00pm

Where: Elmwood Avenue

 (between West Ferry and St. James)

L'Alliance Française de Buffalo is collaborating with Buffalo-Lille and the Buffalo chapter of the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) to have a Francophile booth at the Elmwood Festival of the Arts. Let's enjoy a day of the many cultures and arts that our wonderful city hosts in one of the liveliest areas of the city!

If you are interested in volunteering the booth, please contact Ann Whitcher-Gentzke at annwhitcher@gmail.com or the official AFB email at info@afbuffalo.org


Membership Info

Culturethèque Free Access

Register Now

Culturethèque is a French online library, with access to e-books - magazines - documentaries - music... and it's FREE for Alliance Française members. 

AFB French Library

We have plenty of French resources in our Lending Library at the AFB Office and would LOVE to lend them to members!

If you would like to check-out any books please email: info@afbuffalo.org

Current list of books can be found here. He have nearly 1,500 titles in the library. 

What's happening in WNY in the Francophone and Francophile community?

Wine tasting, Fête de la Musique, Summer Picnics, Christmas Parties for adults and children and more!  Why not join us and celebrate French Culture, Language, Music, Food and make a few new friends? 

Subscribe to 'Quoi de Neuf' our free newsletter:

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Alliance Française de Buffalo

2400 Main Street, Buffalo, NY, 14214

Mailing Address

Alliance Française de Buffalo, Inc.
P.O. Box 721
Buffalo NY 14207

Contact us at:  info@afbuffalo.org