Alliance Française de Chicago
School Policies

Hours of Operation

Mon. through Thu.
9:00 a.m.–9:55 p.m.
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m.–3:50 p.m.

Heures d'ouverture

Du lundi au jeudi

Check the Library hours here.

Make-up classes:

Students are welcome and encouraged to attend a make-up when they miss a class. Students may attend 1 make-up per class missed. Make-ups are to be done during the same session. Before attending a make-up, students must inform the front desk to obtain a pass.

Drop-in classes:

Students can register for drop-in classes at any time during a session at the following rates: $55 per 2-hr class; $41.25 per 1.5-hr class; $27.50 per 1-hr class.

Class transfers:

Students may transfer classes before the second lesson of the session. All class transfers are free unless there is a tuition difference, which the student must pay at the time of transfer. NO CHANGES will be accepted after the second class. Class transfer requests must be communicated to the front desk.

Class cancellation:

We reserve the right to cancel a class if the enrollment is insufficient. For general courses, a minimum of 5 students is required, for specialized courses, a minimum of 7 students is required. In case of cancellation, students are entitled to a full tuition refund or full credit for a future class (valid for 1 year). Students are also welcome to switch to a different class that is running during the same session.

Instructors and class times:

We reserve the right to change instructors or the time of the class from what is listed in the brochure.

Refunds and credits:

The Alliance Française is a 501(c) 3 Not-For-Profit Organization committed to offering affordable courses. In view of our non-profit status and our commitment to our students and staff, the following rules apply regarding refunds and credits. If a request is made in writing:

No refunds or credit will be given for unattended classes. There will be no reimbursement for absences, books, late fees, materials fees, membership fees or private lesson tuition. All refund and credit requests are to be made in writing to

Private lessons:

No-shows as well as cancellations made less than 24 hours ahead of time will result in a nonnegotiable $25 fee. In case of non-payment, a full hour will be deducted from the student’s package. Private lesson tuition is non-refundable.


Once purchased, books and CDs cannot be returned.


Only one discount at a time is applicable during the same session.


Students, members and attendees at events/cultural programs should be aware that their picture might be taken and used for marketing purposes.

NO EXCEPTIONS will be granted.
“Merci de votre compréhension!”

For more information regarding transfers, refunds and credits, please call us at (312) 337-1070 or contact us at

Note that all classes and programs are open to everyone without discrimination on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, nationality or religion.