UPDATED HOURS · From Aug. 20 to 31 the Alliance Française will close early, at 5:00 p.m. Please note that we will be closed on Saturday, Aug. 25, Saturday, Sept. 1 and Monday, Sept. 3.

Bienvenue à l'Alliance Française de Chicago, home for all things French, for all Chicago!

Tell me a French story
Tell me a French story
Tell me a French story

What’s New

Free Trial Classes

Free Trial Classes

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 10:00 am

New to French or unsure about your level? Let our teachers find the best class for you by taking a brief placement on-site, or sample a French class by joining our Free Trial Classes! Available for all levels.

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Fast Track Initiation level starts | Sep. 4–7

Fast Track Initiation level starts | Sep. 4–7

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 6:00 pm

This intensive course covers Unit 1 of our Initiation level in just 4 days. You will be introduced to basic grammatical structures, vocabulary and pronunciation. Speak French from the very first class!

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New Initiation Classes

New Initiation Classes

Monday, September 10, 2018 at 7:45 pm

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!

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Les Petits Philosophes | Sep. 11–Oct. 30

Les Petits Philosophes | Sep. 11–Oct. 30

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 4:15 pm

There are so many things going on in our kids' heads! In this eight-week session, they will share about important topics such as friendship, love, anger and many others. For ages 6 to 9.

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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.