Bienvenue to the creative, international center that is the Alliance Française de Chicago.

All year round, skilled teachers, authors, performers and artists share their passion for the French language and its various cultures with curious minds like yours. No need to speak French to come participate! Our expertise in teaching is complemented by a rich array of public programs (most in English), our wonderful library and a community of welcoming like-minded individuals.

The Alliance Francaise is an independent not-for-profit organization and is not a French government agency.

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Find your level

If you have previous experience with French, take this free placement test and help us find the best class for you.

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Enroll in a Class

We propose a large variety of classes, for all ages and all levels. Enroll online and join our thousands of students.

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Become a Member

Support the Alliance Française while enjoying discounted classes, events and special offers.

What’s New

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4-Week Initiation Classes and Free Trials

New to French? Take a free trial and join one of our 4-week classes, starting October 9.

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Kids workshops

Starting September 11
Treat your kids to a fun workshop like Theater with Renée-Claude, Tell me a French story with Mathilde, our Family Chefs with Isabelle!

lick for more information on Le bois dont les rêves sont faits / The Woods Dreams Are Made Of

Le bois dont les rêves sont faits / The Woods Dreams Are Made Of

Tuesday, September 26 at 6:30 p.m.

Champs-Élysées Film Festival: Les étoiles restantes

Champs-Élysées Film Festival: Les étoiles restantes

Thursday, October 5 at 7:00 p.m.