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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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What’s New

Alliance Française de Chicago

Initiation Classes for New Students to French

Free trial classes and Accelerated courses coming up in July!

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Alliance Française de Chicago

Special Lecture · French and English, an ongoing love story

July 27
The love story between French and English words and how France and America have been trading phrases, sometimes with gusto and sometimes with hilarious misunderstandings.

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Cooking Workshop · The Pleasures of Confitures!

July 29
What the French call confiture, we call fruit preserving: the art of making jams and jellies in small quantities. The process is full of creative moments, and a jar of homemade preserves makes a seductive gift. Come learn more!