The Académie française is an organization which regulates the French language by determining standards of acceptable grammar and vocabulary, as well as adapting to linguistic change by adding new words and updating the meanings of existing ones. Read this introduction to the purpose, statutes, history, evolution, and membership of l'Académie française.
Accueil des villes françaises (AVF)
Accueil des villes françaises (literally, "French cities' welcome") is a non-government, non-profit association with 350 branches scattered throughout France. The goal is to help new arrivals to a town get settled.
The Alliance française (AF) is a non-profit organization that works to promote understanding of French language and culture around the world.
One of the best ways to meet people in France is to join an association loi de 1901.
Assemblée parlémentaire de la francophonie
Works with other francophone agencies to promote francophonie and democracy.
Association canadienne d'éducation de la langue française (ACELF)
Promotes French language and francophone cultures.
Association pour la sauvegarde et l’expansion de la langue française
Working since 1990 to reconsider French spelling reforms and to promote the teaching and expansion of French.
Avenir de la langue française
Founded in 1992 to help defend and expand the French language.
Conseil international de la langue française
French organization dedicated to making French resources accessible and facilitating communication between Francophones and speakers of other languages.
Défense de la langue française (DLF)
The goal of DLF is to provide information in and about French to French speakers, in France and around the world.
Délégation générale à la langue française
Promotes the use of French around the world. French only.
Le Droit de Comprendre (DDC)
Coordinates and reinforces the efficiency of francophone organizations.
An international online community for Francophiles, with blogs, videos, event listings, classifieds, and other goodies to bring together French lovers from around the world.
Organisme québécois culturel de recherche et de communication voué à la défense et à la promotion de la langue et de la culture d'expression française.
Office québécois de la langue française
Quebec's organization for promoting the use of French throughout the province. French or English.
Organisation internationale de la francophonie
Organization that unites French-speaking countries for mutual benefit. In French.
Réseau international francophone d'aménagement linguistique
An intergovernmental organization dedicated to maintaining consistency in French terminology around the world. French only.
Société des Acadiens et Acadiennes du Nouveau-Brunswick
Organization founded to protect and promote Acadia and Acadian culture.
Meetup: French Language Conversation Groups
So you're learning French, but are you using it? An excellent way to practice and remember the French you're learning is to join a French language conversation group. Not only will your French improve, but you'll probably meet some interesting people along the way.