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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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NEW! Fall French Podcast

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:


Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Fall Open House

Fall Session 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

 Space is limited! Sign-up today! 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
1914–2014: American Women Rebuilding France

Exhibition at the Newberry Library


Thursday, September 18, 2014
The British Invasion, the Birth and Rebirth of French Haute Couture with Nena Ivon

Week 1: Charles Frederick Worth, The Father of Haute Couture

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
8 Femmes / 8 Women by François Ozon

La rétrospective LOL!

French contemporary comedies

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Special Program : Isabelle Huppert à l'Alliance


Saturday, September 27, 2014
Story-Telling (ages 3-7): Étoile

by Alan Mets (France)


more events...


French Classes

Fall Session
Sept. 15–Nov. 8

Enrolling Now!

download the pdf schedule

click here to take the
online free placement test

Crash Courses

Initiation Level, Sept. 8-11

Intermediate Level, Sept. 8-11

Free Trial Classes
Initiation levels
Sept. 10-11

Register now

Free Wine and Cheese
Open House

Wed., Sept. 10, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

More info & registration here.

French Immersion Day
All Levels/tous niveaux

Samedi 13 septembre
9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

More info & registration here.

Enroll early and save

Register by 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13
For more information click here.

Please note our SPECIAL HOURS between Aug. 25 and Sept. 6:

Mon., Aug. 25 – Fri., Aug 29:
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 30 – Mon., Sept. 1:
CLOSED (Labor Day Weekend)
Tue., Sept. 2 – Fri., Sept. 5:
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 6:
CLOSED (no classes nor activities)

Check our regular hours on the contact page.

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