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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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Atelier de littérature : Annie Ernaux
Mercredi 1er février - Mercredi 29 mars
Ce sont ces pistes “auto-socio-biographiques” qu’Isabelle David vous …
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Placement Calls (for upcoming session!)
Jan. 23 - February 3
Placement calls help us understand your strengths and needs. After a quick chat with one …
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4-Day Winter Intensives!
Tuesday, Jan. 31 - Friday, Feb. 3
Offered at the Introduction, Advanced Beginner, and Intermediate levels, our …
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Winter Open House (Adult French Classes)
Wednesday, February 1
Our on-site and online Open Houses provide the perfect opportunity to learn more about …
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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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French-Language Exams

The Alliance Française de Chicago is proud to be Illinois’ only official French examination center.
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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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