Please note that we will be closed on Saturday, May 26 and on Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day.

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

Cooking workshop · Basic Fish cookery

Cooking workshop · Basic Fish cookery

Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 11:15 am

Learn how to shop for, store at home and prepare fresh fish with easy recipes for family and entertaining. We'll highlight basic techniques as we prepare: Pan-Seared Scallops with Garlic and Parsley, Steamed Mussels à la Mariniére, Roast Salmon with a Red Pepper Vinaigrette and poached Shrimp Couscous Jambalaya.

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Avec l'Auteur · Marianne Maili

Avec l'Auteur · Marianne Maili

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 6:30 pm

Come listen to Marianne Maili unveil the story of her last novel Lucy, go see, an empowering tale of crossing new borders, and honoring the integrity of one’s own desires.

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Free Trial Classes

Free Trial Classes

Monday, June 18, 2018 at 10:00 am

New to French or unsure about your level? Let our teachers find the best class for you by taking a brief placement on-site, or sample a French class by joining our Free Trial Classes! Available for all levels.

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Summer Open House

Summer Open House

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 6:30 pm

Whether you want to learn French, cook an amazing French meal, savor French wines like a connaisseur, or if you're simply curious to know who we are and what we can offer you... come to our brand new Open House!

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Preschool Program

Preschool Program

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 9:30 am

Our preschool program will prepare your child for the start of their scholastic journey with the added benefit of French Immersion. All levels of French welcome! 

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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.