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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 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 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)



Wednesday, October 01, 2014
1914–2014: French Chamber Music and Poetry from the War Years

Chamber Music and poetry reading in French and English

Saturday, October 04, 2014
Family Cooking Class: Quiche lorraine (Ages 7-10)

Let’s celebrate Fall with two traditional French tarts




more events...


French Classes

Fall Session
Sept. 15–Nov. 8

Enrolling Now!

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online free placement test

NEW! Fall French Podcast

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