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

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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Free Placement Calls - Summer 2021

Free Placement Calls - Summer 2021

Monday, June 14, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

Our free placement call is a way for us to better understand your strengths and needs. After a quick chat with one of our teachers, they will recommend exactly which class level you should sign up for and your scheduling options - all before you hang up!

Our next placement week: June 14 - 25

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Bon-Vivants Wine Class : All About Bordeaux!

Bon-Vivants Wine Class : All About Bordeaux!

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.

Sommelière Cedar Stoltenow shares with you insider information about the futures system for wine (it's not only about wheat and not only in Chicago!); how one pre-buys Bordeaux wines; and the ageing process. Of course we will also have a taste of both red and white wines from the best known terroir in France!

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Bonjour Les Kids

Bonjour Les Kids

Wednesday, June 16, 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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Book Reading Group: The Making of Paris

Book Reading Group: The Making of Paris

Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 4:00–5:00 p.m.

All are welcome to join this engaged group of Parisphiles to discuss "The Making of Paris" by Russell Kelley—a tale of the evolution of Paris from a small fishing village to the enthralling metropolis of today. The group is facilitated by David Reithoffer, a frequent traveler to the “City of Light”, who views the subject with the keen eye of an insider. This Book Group will meet every other Thursday from June 17 to September 9 – join one or all sessions! 

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Euro Cup 2020 Bracket Challenge

Euro 2020 Bracket Challenge

Friday, June 18, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

Join us to cheer on your favorite teams in the Euro 2020 Cup games and enter to win a FREE French class at the AF Chicago! Download our bracket, fill it out, and submit by Friday, June 18th. Enter today! 

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Open House - Summer 2021

Open House - Summer 2021

Monday, June 21, 2021 at 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Want to win a free French class? Join the raffle during our Summer Virtual 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 - Summer 2021

Free Trial Classes - Summer 2021

Tuesday, June 22, 2021–Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.–7:00 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. 

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French Like Moi

French Like Moi

Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Join our Library Director, Renée Saito, as she interviews Scott Dominic Carpenter about his hilarious memoir, French Like Moi: A Midwesterner in Paris!

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Initiation Classes - Summer 2021

Initiation Classes - Summer 2021

Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.–11:00 p.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 June 26!

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Summer Session 2021

Summer Session is here!

Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Summer session is here! Registration is now open, so be sure to claim your spot today. Classes begin June 26th!

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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.