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

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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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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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Free trial classes

Free Trial Classes and Open House

November 8 - 11
Try a free french class on us! Our free trial classes will give you a taste of what's it's like to learn French at the Alliance.

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Tell me a French story

French and English, an ongoing love story

October 30
Je ne sais quoi, répertoire, à la carte… do you already speak French without knowing it?

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Tell me a French story

Family Chefs : Tartelettes

November 1
You will spend a unique moment with your child and bring the recipe home!

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Tell me a French story

Chicago International Children's Film Festival

November 4
The Alliance Française de Chicago presents a special selection of the very best French language children's films!

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More about the Alliance

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.