Alliance Francaise de Greenwich fosters the knowledge of French culture and language, encourages friendly relations between the American and French people, and welcomes French-speaking families to the area. For information, call 203-629-1340 or visit online at

The Daughters of the British Empire, Princess Marina chapter, is a philanthropic society of women of British and Commonwealth ancestry. The organization is non-denominational and non-political. The chapter welcomes new members. Meetings are the second Tuesday of each month. Call 203-637-3105 for more information or e-mail

The English-Speaking Union is a local chapter of an international organization dedicated to promoting cultural understanding among English-speaking people of the world. The group presents educational and cultural programs as well as a lecture series. Call Ann (Sunny) Brown at 203-869-5799 or e-mail Visit online at

Freunde Deutscher Sprache is also known as The German Club of Greenwich. It is open to people interested in the German language and culture. A high level of proficiency in German is required to participate in programs, but beginners are welcome. Call Anna Thounnes at 203-698-1008.

The Japan Education Center, 15 Ridge Way, Greenwich (203-629-5922) offers information on Japanese education and culture. It also helps Japanese people living here understand American culture.