Following official information received yesterday pertaining to the Plan Vigipirate, applicable to all governmental and non-governmental institutions with a link to France, the  Alliance Francaise of Washington DC reserves the right to ask first-time visitors for their government-issue ID when they enter the building.

We thank you for your cooperation and understanding. This procedure is temporary but will remain in place until further notice.

Language without Borders

In the words of Ludwig Wittgenstein “The limits of my language means the limits of my world.” Language is not just a means of communication, it is a powerful tool that transcends the realms of literature and social science. Language is diplomacy, as French has been ever since the 18th century. Language is a figurehead to drive the creation of NGOs that change the world such as Doctors, Photographers, Reporters Without Borders (the French coined the “sans frontières” expression). Language should be, above all, a peacekeeper that makes dialogue possible. In this spirit, the Alliance Française of Washington DC will host the many pioneers that promote language beyond borders.

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