Bienvenue à l'Alliance Française de Chicago, home for all things French, for all Chicago!

Tell me a French story
Tell me a French story
Tell me a French story

What’s New

Free Trial Class

Free Trial Class

Wednesday, January 29, 2020–Saturday, February 1, 2020

Test the eau with our Initiation Free Trial Class! 

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Free Placement

Free Placement

Thursday, January 30, 2020–Friday, January 31, 2020

Let our teachers find the best class for you by taking a brief placement online, on-site or over the phone.

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Open House · Winter edition

Open House · Winter edition

Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Come to our Open House and see all that we offer from French classes, events and films, to cooking classes, wine tastings and more. 

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Le Bootcamp

Le Bootcamp

Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Exercise your French muscles in our day-long camp for Advanced Beginner and Intermediate levels. 

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An American in Paris

An American in Paris

Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.

Set in a post-World War II Paris, Gene Kelly is a GI that chose to stay behind and become a painter. While living the artist’s life, in Montmartre and paying with paintings for his meals, he falls in love with his friend’s girlfriend, the talented Leslie Caron. Dances numbers revolving around the love for art, food and bohemian lifestyle follows. 

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Pas Perdus

Vernissage: Pas Perdus, a photo exhibition by Jean Yves Cousseau

Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.

Take a photographic journey in the footsteps of Paris's 20th-century literati, Pas Perdus with photographer Jean Yves Cousseau's evocative tribute to French literary icon Guy Débord and the urban landscape that inspired him and his contemporaries. Framing the city of Paris as a site of historical but also personal signficance, Cousseau’s exhibition will not only paying homage to the belle ville's literary past but its present beauty as well. This exhibit will feature a vernissage (opening night) on February 6, and will remain in our salon through February 21st. 

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More about 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 Française de Chicago is an independent not-for-profit organization and is not a French government agency.