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: Marie-Noëlle Bases
  • Level two, Advanced Beginners: Professor: Marie-Noëlle Bases
  • Level Three, Intermediate: Professor: Florence Barrillon-Pomes and Marie-Noëlle Bases
  • 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 $210 for 90 minutes weekly for 8 consecutive weeks
Private class 1 hr.: $50 and Semi private class: 1 hr. [2 people] $30 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 14 years ago, she has been teaching French for our Alliance Française for the last 12 years.
  • Marie-Noelle Bases

  • Marie-Noelle Dubedout-Bases was born in Paris and raised in Versailles. She relocated to the U.S. and received her Master’s Degree in Education from Hunter College in New York City, where she taught both French and English as a Second Language. She also taught in Westchester County before moving to Naples in 2004. For the past eight years she has been teaching French privately.
  • 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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