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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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La Grande Guerre Exposition Documentary
Full Exposition on Display on the Second Floor Until Feb. 1

The Gala at the Ritz-Carlton Grand Ballroom
on May 18th was a huge success!
Un grand merci to everyone who made it possible.

Photos are now available on More here.

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Cultural Events

Featured coming events:


Saturday, November 01, 2014
Chicago International Children's Film Festival

The best in World Cinema at the Alliance!

(Kids ages 5-16)

Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Le Workshop Bon Chic, Bon Genre : Chicago Chic Talk with Remi Canarie

Nena Ivon returns with her behind-the-scenes comments on the French Fashion World…

Thursday, November 06, 2014
1914 - 2014 : Book Beats: What to read now

New Discussion Series!

Saturday, November 08, 2014
Being a chef: Duck Favorites from Paris Bistros

 with Madelaine Bullwinkel

Saturday, November 08, 2014
Le Nom des Gens / The Names of Love by Michel Leclerc

La rétrospective LOL!

French Contemporary Comedy

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
The British Invasion, the Birth and Rebirth of French Haute Couture with Nena Ivon

Week Three: John Galliano, the Creator and his Downfall

Friday, November 14, 2014
The Art of Intervention : Diplomacy and Deployment after Iraq

With Dominique De Villepin, former Minister of Foreign Affairs and former Prime Minister of France

At the University of Chicago


more events...


French Classes

Fall/Winter 2014

November 19–January 31
download the class schedule

click here to take the
online free placement test

Free Trial Classes

All Levels
November 10 - 15

Early Bird Prices

Register Before 3:30 p.m. on Sat. November 15
Call (312) 337-1070 to Register!

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