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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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Cultural Events

Featured coming events:


Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Voulez-vous "crochet" avec moi?

Sep. 13-Nov. 1

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Improv en français

390E: Sep. 13-Nov. 1

390F: Sep. 15-Nov. 3

Thursday, September 15, 2016
Opera & Panel

"The Love Potion / Le Vin Herbé"

With Chicago Opera Theater director Andreas Mitisek

Thursday, September 15, 2016
Comme au café

New conversation group!

Sep. 15 - Nov. 3

Thursday, September 22, 2016
Film Retrospective Paris/Chicago

''Two Days in Paris''

With Laurent Cotta

Thursday, September 22, 2016
Pardon My French


Open Mic Night at the Alliance

Friday, September 23, 2016
A Fashion Master Class

"Proust's Muse, The Countess Greffulhe"

With Laurent Cotta from the Palais Galliera (Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris)


more events...

Learning Center

Fall Session
September 12–November 5
Now enrolling!

Download the Fall schedule PDF.

Take the free online placement test.

Online Registration

Click here for more information.

To register today, call (312) 337-1070

Fast track classes
Sept. 6 - Sept. 9

Register now, online or call (312) 337-1070!

Initiation level

Tue–Fri6:00-9:00 p.m.101i

Advanced beginner level

Tue–Fri6:00-8:30 p.m.200i

Intermediate level

Tue–Fri10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.300i

French Immersion Day
Saturday, September 10

Workshops PDF

Register for Immersion Day workshops:

Advanced beginners level

Intermediate level

Advanced level

To register today, call (312) 337-1070.

Free Open House
Wed. Sept. 7 / 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Click here for more information and to RSVP.

Click here for more information.

To register today, call (312) 337-1070.

Tutorat CNED

Un encadrement professionnel de la Grande Section au CM2 Inscriptions ouvertes pour septembre !

Pour plus d’informations cliquez ici.

Bastille Day Chicago
July 14, 2016
at Montrose Beach

See more photos here and here.

Please note our SPECIAL HOURS between August 23 and September 5

Tue., Aug. 23–Thu., Aug. 25:
9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Sat., Aug. 27:

Mon., Aug. 29–Thu., Sep. 1:
9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Sat., Sep. 3–Mon., Sep. 5:
closed (Labor Day weekend)

Learn French in France

Chicago CollectionsSee Alliance Française on the Chicago Collections site.