A Message about COVID-19 Coronavirus

French Classes

We are delighted to offer our beloved French classes online and on-site! Classes will continue taking place both online (via Zoom) and on-site as we move into a hybrid model for learning.


Zoom is simple – here is how it works:
Once you register for a class, we will send you a digital invite for the class, in the form of a URL link that you click. This link will take you to your virtual classroom (or your meeting) where you will find your instructor and fellow classmates (Hooray!). 
Plan on receiving this link via email about 24 hours before your first class.

Kids and Teens

Saturday classes: from 1 to 14 years old, we currently offer most of our classes online. See the kids pages to find out which classes are in-person.

Preschool Program: the Poussins and P'tits Loups will keep interacting with their teachers and continue their learning program in-person. Our teachers and staff will ensure the classroom is a COVID-safe environment for all students.

CNED Program: from Grande Section to CM2, all students are connected to their teachers to keep up with their French. They will have regular classes in-person at the Alliance.

 

Events

We have upcoming events in both online and on-site formats! Check out the events page or Facebook for the latest in unique and exclusive Francophonie content from AF Chicago.

 

Resources

Culturethèque: Join the online French library with thousands of books, magazines, documentaries, music, audiobooks, and more. For all ages, accessible 24/7 from your computer, tablet, or smartphone, and free for Alliance Française members. Register here! Not a member yet? Join here!

 

 

The health and safety of the Alliance Française de Chicago’s community is our highest priority. We recognize that the situation is constantly changing— with that in mind, we have taken this opportunity to develop a robust online learning and cultural experience for our members, students, and larger community. 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Alliance has diligently developed new protocols in accordance with the CDC and City of Chicago guidelines to address the health of our students, supporters, members, and staff:

  • Everyone who enters our building must follow our safety protocols – wear a mask when moving around the building (regardless of vaccination status) and social distance where possible. 
     
  • Visitors over 18 years old must show proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test within 72 hours at check-in for on-site classes, events, library, etc. 
     
  • We have implemented a more frequent building-wide cleaning schedule using PathoSans, a next-generation sanitizing and disinfecting solution. This entails an electrostatic mist, non-chemical spray, which is also used by major companies such as United Airlines. 
     
  • We invested in Global Plasma Solutions technology, a state-of-the art bipolar ionization technology for air filtration that kills contaminants in the air and delivers the highest quality in clean, indoor air.

We will continue to work with the French Consulate, the City of Chicago, and Illinois public health officials as new information around COVID-19 arises. Stay tuned for new developments from the Alliance Française de Chicago!
 


Un message à propos du Coronavirus / COVID-19

Nous sommes heureux de vous revoir à l'Alliance Française de Chicago!

La santé et la sécurité de la communauté de l'Alliance Française de Chicago est notre priorité absolue. Nous sommes conscients que la situation est en constante évolution — nous avons des méthodes d'apprentissage en ligne et en présentiel.

Entre-temps, nous développerons et partagerons du contenu sur notre site internet et nos réseaux sociaux afin de continuer à vous envoyer des informations sur tout ce qui est français et francophone.

Nous continuerons de travailler avec le Consulat Général de France, la ville de Chicago et les responsables de la santé publique de l'Illinois. Nous mettrons régulièrement à jour notre site internet afin de vous tenir informés de tout nouveau développement.