FAQ

Q. I am looking for an internship in your organization
A. The Alliance Française de Charlotte is unable to sponsor internships.

Q. What if I cannot speak French?
A. The Alliance Française de Charlotte welcomes anybody regardless of the language they speak. Our members come from various backgrounds, including French expats of course, but also Americans, Canadians, South Americans and other Europeans. Members do not have to speak French, but they do all enjoy the French language and culture!

Q. How do I start learning French? Is there a specific time of the year that I can join the AFC classes?
A. We would love to have you join us at the Alliance Française de Charlotte. We offer classes for all levels, and you do not need to speak French to even start.
We also offer private classes as well as corporate classes tailor-made for the specific needs of our students. Customized individual and group tutoring is provided by our French teachers. Please contact classes@afcharlotte.org to request more detailed information.

Q. Do you conduct tests like TEF?
A. TEF (Test d’évaluation de français) is a tool designed to assess your proficiency in French. It is a test designed by the Chamber of Commerce of Paris that grants a certificate widely recognized by business firms and educational institutions worldwide indicating a proficiency in French. Though we do not currently host tests like TEF, the Alliance Française d’Atlanta does. We do have the ability to host other tests (online placement test) so please contact us by email or phone for more information depending on your specific needs.

Q. I am redoing my passport and ideally I would like to have it shipped back here, and avoid driving up to Atlanta to pick it up. Is there an Honorary Consulate in Charlotte?
A. Yes, there is. Below is the contact information of Mrs. Laura Meyer Wellman, Honorary Consul here in Charlotte:

Honorary Consulate of the French Republic
Mrs. Laura Meyer Wellman, Honorary Consul
220 North Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

O: 704-973-4962 F: 704-973-4963 Email: honconsulfranceclt@gmail.com