Which is the Best French Language School in Saudi Arabia?

The French cultural center and the internationally renowned language school L’ALLIANCE Francaise d’Arabie Saudite is part of the huge family of Alliance Francaise that is spread over 5 continents and have upwards of 816 centers located around the world.

This young institution was born in 2010 and is currently based in Al Khobar, Riyadh and Jeddah. The institution welcomes upwards of 4,500 students, Francophiles, and francophones every year, and the primary goal of the institution is to teach the French language and spreading the French culture in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Through the recruitment of qualified, trained and the native French-speaking teachers of the French language, the Alliance Francaise offers a general French Courses for every level and a wide range of workshops which include writing workshops, speaking workshops etc. they also have thematic and tailor-made classes and courses for the young children. Since the French Language remains the main activity at the institution, the Alliance Francaise of Saudi Arabia gives priority in the development of attractive and innovative methods of teaching by setting various training programs and providing modern educational materials.

With a willing drive to formalize and consolidate the language skills of the students, the Alliance Francaise also offers various exams and certifications which are approved by the French Government. The certifications are also International Education Referent (for example TCF, TEF, DELF, `and DALF) which is a great tool, that can only be attained at the Alliance Francaise, and enables the students to complete their studies and also working projects in the countries that speak French.

Finally, the Alliance Francaise also has several collaborations with the public and private sector in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, by teaching the French language in several of the ministries and companies in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In comparison, the Alliance Francaise only recently became a renowned cultural center for the French language, people and the nation of France, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The institution relays the French Embassy in their cultural promotion, which is hosted this year in countless cultural events such as screening, exhibition, open doors and animation for children.

By following the tradition of the Alliance Francaise itself and working hand in hand with the French embassy, the Alliance Francaise has become a cultural protagonist in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. On a final note, the Alliance Francaise will be more than delighted to welcome all those who are interested into their libraries located in Al Khobar, Jeddah and Riyadh. The libraries are stocked with a huge collection of multimedia and books, in French and the Arabic languages.[irp]

Riyadh: Diplomatic Quarter, Al Kindi Plaza Gate 14 – Opposite to Arabian Food, Men’s Section: 011 281 65 39 – 011 281 65 40, Ladies Section: 011 281 71 78,  Email: [email protected]

Jeddah: Palestine Street, JamJoom Mall, Men’s section and Ladies Section: 012 661 22 80 – 012 661 22 84,  Email: [email protected]

Al Khobar: Al Khobar Mall, 2nd Floor; 013 887 69 03, Men’s Section: 05 34 54 71 43, Women’s & Children’s Section:  05 34 54 71 44, Email: [email protected]


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Steve has been living in Saudi Arabia since 2013 and writing about Saudi rules, regulations, guides, and procedures since then.