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Celebrating 125 Years

Since 1897, the Alliance Française de Chicago has fostered a vibrant community of Francophones and Francophiles discovering the joie de vivre of French language and culture.

Fall into French with Alliance Française de Chicago! Recently voted “Best Language Instruction” in the windy city, we offer a friendly, engaging, and immersive learning environment. Join us now for la rentrée !

French Classes Donate World Cup
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NEW! Food Styling Atelier! Cooking Workshops Lectures and Workshops

Nov 30, 2022

Join Léa Kichler, from Bon Appetit / Condé Nast Entertainment, for a 3-part workshop on how to make any food …
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Cœur de Quartier: Film Screening • Ballon Sur Bitume (Concrete Football) World Cup 2022

Dec 1, 2022

Join us for a screening of the documentary Ballon sur Bitume (Concrete Football), a celebration of street …
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Linzer Torte with Chef Alain LeNôtre Cooking Workshops Lectures and Workshops

Dec 7, 2022

Join us as Chef Alain LeNôtre shares his recipe for how to make a delicious Linzer Torte. This class is …
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The Place for All Things French in Chicago

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French Classes

Whatever your age, level, or schedule, we have the perfect French class for you. Ready to parler français ?
Class Catalog
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French-language Certifications

The Alliance Française de Chicago is proud to be Illinois’ only official French examination center.
Exam Offerings
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With over 18,000 items, our library is the largest private collection of Francophone media in the Midwest.

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Youth Programs

Our kids’ and teens’ classes and French immersion preschool are the perfect way to jumpstart (or continue) your child’s French journey.
Chez Kids Academy
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Educational Outreach

For 25 years, our partnership with Chicago Public Schools has provided an after-school enrichment program to students from core neighborhoods.
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Our members enjoy discounts on French classes, free entry to most cultural events, borrowing privileges at our library, and more. Join AF–Chicago today!

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