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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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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What’s New

Tell me a French story

French and English, an ongoing love story

October 26 at 6 p.m
Je ne sais quoi, répertoire, à la carte… do you already speak French without knowing it? Come to this special lecture and find out!

Tell me a French story

Avec l'Auteur: En français

3 novembre, 12h30
Olivier Lebleu, traducteur des mémoires de Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan viendra nous faire découvrir cette riche héritière américaine qui a inspiré la série Downton Abbey.

Tell me a French story

Chicago International Children's Film Festival: A Festive Wind

November 4 at 9:15 a.m.
Special selection of the very best French language children's films from Belgium, France, and Switzerland . All French, all ages: À ne pas manquer !