Please note that our classes, and events are currently held both on-site and online.
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What’s New

NEW Preschool Program in 2022

NEW Preschool Program in 2022

Monday, January 3, 2022 at 9:30 a.m.

We are excited to announce the launch of our new preschool programs! From January 2022, we will be offering three preschool classes for children ages 3–5, including a Lunch & Bunch class from 12:00–1:30 p.m. every day of the week. Registration is now open!

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Winter session is here!

Join our French Classes this Winter!

Friday, January 7, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Registration for our winter session is now open! Classes start on February 7, claim your spot today!

Claim your spot here!

Bonjour Les Kids 01/19

Bonjour Les Kids

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 10:00–10:30 a.m.

Bonjour Les Kids is a casual and interactive space for preschoolers (age 3-7) AND their caregivers to sing along and learn traditional French songs and nursery rhymes!

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Garden Series 01/20

The Making of the French Garden

Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 12:00 p.m.

No gardens better exemplify the style of the French Renaissance period than the gardens of Villandry. With Henri Carvallo, the owner of the Château de Villandry.

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Garden Series 01/27

The Making of the French Garden

Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 12:00 p.m.

Like its neighbor in the Loire Valley the Château de Villandry, the Château de Valmer dates back to the reign of François 1er. With Alix de Saint Venant and her husband Aymar, the fourth generation of their family to own the Château de Valmer since 1888. 

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Free Placement Calls - Winter 2022

Free Placement Calls • Winter 2022

Monday, January 31, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

After a quick chat with one of our teachers, they will recommend exactly which class level you should sign up for! Our next placement week: January 31 – February 4

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Winter 2022 Intensive: Le Bootcamp

Winter 2022 Intensive: Le Bootcamp

Monday, January 31, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.

Join this 2 hours a day bootcamp class to brush up on your French and get ready for the next session and – even more so – the next step in your learning!

See list of classes here!

Online Open House • Winter 2022

Online Open House • Winter 2022

Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at 12:30 p.m.

Want to win a free French class? Join the raffle during our Winter Open House! Get to know the Alliance, and the reasons why we are the place where French happens in Chicago!

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Free Trial Classes - Winter 2022

Free Trial Classes • Winter 2022

Wednesday, February 2, 2022–Thursday, February 3, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.–6:45 p.m.

Want to know what French classes are like at AF Chicago? Spend 30 minutes in one of our Free Trial Classes to get to know the Alliance. Meet teachers, experience the learning material, and ask any questions you'd like. 

Sign up here!

Introduction Classes - Winter 2022

Introduction Classes • Winter 2022

Monday, February 7, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.

Have you always dreamed of learning French? Make it a reality and register for one of our Initiation classes, designed for brand new students to French. Classes start on February 7!

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125 Le Bal

125 Le Bal: 2022 Gala

Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.

Join the Alliance Française de Chicago on Saturday, May 7, 2022 at the Four Seasons Hotel Grand Ballroom for a celebration of 125 years of French culture in Chicago!

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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.