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Celebrating 125 Years

Since 1897, the Alliance Française de Chicago has fostered a vibrant community of Francophones and Francophiles discovering the joie de vivre of French language and culture.

Fall into French with Alliance Française de Chicago! Recently voted “Best Language Instruction” in the windy city, we offer a friendly, engaging, and immersive learning environment. Join us now for la rentrée !

French Classes Donate Outreach
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Oct 10, 2022

Register early! The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Chicago Joffrey Ballet come …
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Coeur au Combat / A Fighting Heart Lectures and Workshops En français

Oct 11, 2022

Pope Francis made Latifa Ibn Ziaten the recipient of the Zayed Prize for Human Fraternity in 2021. A French …
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Cooking Workshop: Gratin Dauphinois & Chapon Chicken School Cooking Workshops Lectures and Workshops

Oct 15, 2022

Enjoy an afternoon in our kitchen learning the culinary techniques behind a traditional yet sometimes unknown …
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The Place for All Things French in Chicago

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French Classes

Whatever your age, level, or schedule, we have the perfect French class for you. Ready to parler français ?
Class Catalog
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Plein Air Concert Series

Explore la belle musique with your friends while sipping rosé wine in our jewel-box courtyard!
Upcoming Events
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With over 18,000 items, our library is the largest private collection of Francophone media in the Midwest.

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Youth Programs

Our kids' and teens' classes and French immersion preschool are the perfect way to jumpstart (or continue) your child’s French journey.
Chez Kids Academy
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Educational Outreach

For 25 years, our partnership with Chicago Public Schools has provided an after-school enrichment program to students from core neighborhoods.
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Our members enjoy discounts on French classes, free entry to most cultural events, borrowing privileges at our library, and more. Join AF–Chicago today!

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