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Tell me a French story

Tell me a French story - Holiday Special

December 16 at 4:00 p.m.
Not only will there be storytelling but also singing about Christmas trees and Rudolf the Red Nosed Reigndeer. Join this Holiday special full of surprises and fun for the whole family!

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New 4-week session

Starting January 2
Enroll in one of our many classes for our new 4-week session! Classes are offered everyday at all levels. Register before January 2 to take advantage of our early bird pricing.

Tell me a French story

Family Chefs · Madeleines

January 3 at 4:30 p.m.
You will spend a unique moment with your child and bring the recipe home. This week, cook madeleines small cake from the Lorraine region in northeastern France.


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.