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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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Bastille Day
Waiters Race Open

See all photos here.

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:


Monday, June 16, 2014

There are a few spots left... Enroll today!
June 16th – August 1st 2014.
5 days a week, 9:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.
Ages 6 to 12.



Saturday, July 26, 2014
Being a Chef: Savory Summer Gratins

With Madelaine Bullwinkel



Saturday, August 09, 2014
Being a Chef: Great Provençal Sauces

With Madelaine Bullwinkel



Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Fall Open House

Fall Session 


more events...


French Classes

Second Four-Week Session
July 28–August 22
Enrolling Now!

download the pdf schedule

click here to take the
online free placement test

Online class registration

Click here to register online

Free Trial Classes
Initiation levels
July 24-26

Register now

Initiation Accelerated Classes

Starts July 28

Mon./Wed. 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Mon./Thur. 5:40 – 7:40 p.m. p.m.

French Immersion courses 2nd 4-week: Jul. 28 - Aug. 21

Register now

For more information, please contact us at:
(312) 337-1070

Enroll early and save

Register by 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 26th For more information click here.

Alliance Française de Chicago’s Bastille Day Photo Booth

See photos from the event.

Plus check out the video.

Un Grand Merci to all of the participants of our Photo Booth contest. We loved your creativity and thought everyone was magnifique, but we had to choose.

Click here to see the Winners

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