Fostering French Language and Culture in Southwest Florida

French Classes

The only Official Alliance Française School in Southwest Florida


For information, please call Bill Weidenfeller (239)304 9220, or by email at :

  • Level one, Beginners: Professor: Joëlle Rossano
  • Level two, Advanced Beginners: Joëlle Rossano
  • Level Three, Intermediate: Professor: Florence Barrillon-Pomes and Joëlle Rossano
  • Level Four, Advanced: Professor: Florence Barrillon-Pomes
  • Level Five, Advanced Plus: Professor: Florence Barrillon-Pomes
  • Immersion Courses: Caroline Ferrari

Classes are of 8 consecutive weeks $230 for 90 minutes weekly for 8 consecutive weeks
Private class 1 hr.: $60 and Semi private class: 1 hr. [2 people] $35 each

Classes must be taken consecutively in the OC building
Our office, where all classes are held, is located at 11983 Tamiami Trail N. [US 41] Room 136.

Our Professors.

Florence Barrillon-Pomes

  • Florence Barrillon-Pomes was born and educated in Paris and did her studies in Law and Political Science. She joined the United Nations in Geneva followed by a transfer to the UN in New York where her career spanned 30 years and sharpened her many linguistic skills. Moving to Bonita Springs 20 years ago, she has been teaching French for our Alliance Française for the last 18 years.
  • Joëlle Rossano

  • Joëlle Rossano lived in Paris and Provence for 40 years in Nice, Montpellier, Nîmes and Avignon. She completed her Baccalaureat with “Mention Bien” and went on to the University of Montpellier where she completed her Master’s Degree in History, Geography and the Arts.After moving to the U.S. and settling in Naples, she opened a store filled with wonderful French antiques, accessories, linens and paintings which she kept for 27 years. Now, having left retailing behind, we are pleased to welcome her back to her previous profession as a Teacher of the French Language.
  • Caroline Ferrari

  • Caroline Adelis-Ferrari was born and raised in Paris. She received her Master’s Degree in Psychology at Paris X before relocating to Milan, Italy, and then to New York ( NY) and Greenwich ( CT) where she began teaching French at Inlingua in Manhattan and then also taught at the Alliance Française of Greenwich. She moved to Naples in 2009 and has been teaching “Home Schooled Children” since 2010.
  • Alliance Française de Bonita Springs -- P.O.Box 1511. Bonita Springs, FL. 34133 -- Tel: (239)592-1735 --
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