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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, October 01, 2014
1914–2014: American Women Rebuilding France

Exhibition at the Newberry Library


Wednesday, October 01, 2014
French Classes at a Special Price


Register by specified dates and times for SPECIAL RATES

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

Let’s celebrate Fall with two traditional French tarts



Wednesday, October 08, 2014
1914–2014: Olive Hulbert, Solange Brown: First World War Through the Eyes of Two Présidentes of the Alliance

Vernissage & Exhibition 

Saturday, October 11, 2014
Family Cooking Class: Tarte aux pommes et aux amandes - Ages 7-10

Let’s celebrate Fall with two traditional French tarts.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Taste & Toast French Wines : Les Vins d'Alsace

The informal wine tasting series with sommelière Viktorija Todoroska returns...

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
1914–2014: En Guerre: French Illustrators and World War I

Exhibition at the University of Chicago


more events...


French Classes

Second Four Week Session
Oct. 13–Nov. 7
Enrolling Now!

Register Online Now

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click here to take the
online free placement test


Sign-up today!

Enroll early and save

For the second 4-week session starting October 13, register before 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 11 for “EARLY BIRD” prices.
For more information click here.

Fall French Podcast

Learn French in France