Mission laïque française

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Mission laïque française
Founded 1902
Founder Pierre Deschamps

"La diffusion de la langue et de la culture françaises par le moyen de la scolarisation à l’étranger."[1]

("The circulation of the French language and culture by the means of education abroad.")
Area served
Website mlfmonde.org
Head office in Paris, rue Humblot

The Mission laïque française (MLF), or "French lay (or secular) mission", is a non-profit organization that works to spread the French language and culture by creating and running schools outside France.[2][3] Its head office is in the 15th arrondissement of Paris.[4]

School network[edit]

By the end of 2013, the MLF was running schools in 48 different countries:[5] Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, China, Côte d’Ivoire, DR of the Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Finland, Gabon, Greece, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraqi Kurdistan, Italy, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Myanmar, Nigeria, Norway, Palestine, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, South Korea, Spain, Syria, Turkmenistan, UAE, the United Kingdom,the United States, Venezuela, and Yemen.[6][7]

The 125 schools are divided into two networks: traditional schools and schools attached to businesses.


  1. ^ "Tour savoir sur la Mission laïque française". Retrieved 2010-01-25. 
  2. ^ Pierre Deschamps (1873-1958), premier missionnaire laique (in French). éditions Mission laïque. 2002. 
  3. ^ Thévenin, André (2002). La Mission laïque française à travers son histoire 1902-2002 (in French). éditions Mission laïque française. 
  4. ^ "Contact." Mission Laïque Française. Retrieved on 3 December 2011. "Par courrier : 9, rue Humblot F-75015 PARIS"
  5. ^ "School directory for 2009/2010". mlfmonde.org. Retrieved 2010-01-23. 
  6. ^ "A made-to-measure French-style school". Commerce International. 2 October 2003. Retrieved 23 January 2010. 
  7. ^ Bleiberg, Larry (September 28, 1993). "SCHOOLS WITH A DIFFERENT ACCENT Classes' global scope draws foreign pupils". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved 23 January 2010. 

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