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Welcome to the Alliance Française de Chicago

Chicago’s French cultural and learning center dedicated to the study of French language, cultural exchange, and friendship between Americans and French speaking people.
The Alliance Française de Chicago is a non-profit 501(c)(3) institution.

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The 2016 Symposium
on the Arts of France
The Taste Makers: Queens and Mistresses

To view the 2016 Symposium brochure, click here.

For more information and to register, click here.


Cultural Events

Featured coming events:


Friday, May 13, 2016
Click here for more information

"French Class" by David Lee Csicsko

Exhibition through June 18



Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Cuisine Pressée

A French Meal In Less Than An Hour

Space is limited! Please call 312-337-1070 to register.


Thursday, June 09, 2016
Pardon My French

Open Mic Night at the Alliance 

Friday, June 10, 2016
The 2016 Symposium on the Arts of France The Taste Makers: Queens and Mistresses

In English 

Fragonard, Ledoux, and Madame du Barry: A Dangerous Liaison.

Saturday, June 11, 2016
Being a Chef: Summer Seafood

 French cooking class with Madelaine Bullwinkel

SOLD OUT! Please consider one of our other classes or events.

Monday, June 20, 2016
French Summer Camp

Now enrolling! 

Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Film Retrospective 2015-16


With guest speaker Chicago House DJ Lady D


more events...

Learning Center

Spring Session 2016
April 16-June 13
Enrolling now!

Download the Spring schedule PDF.

Take the free online placement test.

Free Online Registration

Click here for more information.

To register today, call (312) 337-1070

4-week session May 16-June 13 Initiation level courses

Mon./Wed. 5:40 p.m.
Geoff / Jamal12.1d

Tues./Thu. 7:45 p.m.
Geoff / Geoff12.1e

Now enrolling!
Call today to register: (312) 337-1070

Summer Camp 2016
June 20–August 5

Enroll Today!
Make your child’s summer
a French one!

For more info — Summer Camp.

Learn French in France

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