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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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If you have previous experience with French, take this free placement test and help us find the best class for you.

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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

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Cooking Workshop · Crêpes Expectations!

August 19
Learn the technique of blending batter and practice baking delicate crêpes in class. Back home, with your own stack of homemade crêpes, meal prep will be a snap.

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Outdoor Screening · April and the Extraordinary World

August 28
Bring the family for an outdoor screening of "April and the Extraordinary World", an imaginative and breathtaking animation based on work by Jacques Tardi.

Open house, Alliance Française de Chicago

Open House

September 6
Immerse yourself in all things French from cinema to current events, history and literature and even cooking and fashion! Take a free sample class, find out your level and have fun while enjoying complimentary refreshments!

Free trial classes

Free Trial Classes

September 5 - 8
Try a free french class on us! Our free trial classes will give you a taste of what's it's like to learn French at the Alliance.

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