Bienvenue to the creative, international center that is 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 Francaise is an independent not-for-profit organization and is not a French government agency.

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If you have previous experience with French, take this free placement test and help us find the best class for you.

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We propose a large variety of classes, for all ages and all levels. Enroll online and join our thousands of students.

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What’s New

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4-Week Initiation Classes and Free Trials

New to French? Now offering free trial classes and 4-week classes for Initiation level.

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Cafés Conversation

Café Littérature

September 25, discuss Le gone du Chaâba by Azouz Begag

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Duck Season: Talk and Tasting with David McAninch

Duck Season: Talk and Tasting with David McAninch

Wednesday, October 11 at 6:30 p.m.

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Being a Chef • Classic soufflés

Being a Chef • Classic soufflés

Saturday, October 14 at 11:15 a.m.

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