Please note that most of our events and classes are held online via Zoom while our building is partially closed. 
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What’s New

Intensive Initiation Class

Intensive Initiation Class

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

Have you always dreamed of learning French? Make it a reality and register for our new Initiation class, designed for brand new students to French. Classes are scheduled every week on Tuesday and Friday starting Tuesday, March 15, and ending Friday, April 9. 

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Parlons Musique - Music Class in French

Parlons Musique - Music Class in French

Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.

Join us to talk about music-In French! Each week, your instructor will present information about the historical context, the genre and biographical aspects of the artists' lives. Then you will work around the songs' linguistic and musical content, its specific meaning and significance.

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Online French Classes - Spring 2021

Online French Classes - Spring 2021

Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

We are delighted to continue offering all of our classes online for this upcoming Spring session! Click to know more about what we offer!

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Bonjour Les Kids

Bonjour Les Kids

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 10:00–10:30 a.m.

Join us for stories, songs and dancing! Bonjour Les Kids is a casual and interactive space for preschoolers and their caregivers. 

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Café d'Albi

Café d'Albi

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 6:30–7:00 p.m.

Keep your French fresh while you're cooped up in the house: Join our online conversation!

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Ciné-Club: La vie est un long fleuve tranquille

Ciné-Club: La vie est un long fleuve tranquille

Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.

Nature or nurture? Only time will tell in this social satire about a set of babies switched at birth and sent to live in two drastically different households. This week, we'll be discussing Étienne Chatiliez's bourgeois comedy: La vie est un long fleuve tranquille (1988)

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New French Architecture: Luma Arles

New French Architecture: Luma Arles

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.

Luma Arles is a new contemporary art center that brings together artists, researchers, and creators from every field to collaborate on multi-disciplinary works and exhibitions. Register for the first lecture in our New French Architecture series today!

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Kids Art Competition

Kids Art Competition

Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 11:30 p.m.

Let your creativity run free! The Alliance Française de Chicago invites you to our Kids Art Competition open to children ages 12 & under, with the theme of "Summer is in the Air at the Alliance Française" – the winning artwork will be featured on our Summer 2021 postcard along with the artist's name & photo! Submissions due May 1, 2021

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French Summer Camp 2021

French Summer Camp 2021

Monday, June 7, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

This year, our French Summer Camp is back and better than ever before! We will offer fun activities like yoga, cooking, dance, theatre, and more! Both in-person and Zoom options are available. Click to know more!

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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.