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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 La Séduction

The Place for All Things French in Chicago

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Symposium 2023

Learn more about our distinguished guest speakers, each renowned in the field of art history, and register today for our next event here.
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French Classes

Whether you are brand new to the language, or have 10 years of French under your belt, we have the perfect French class for you. Ready to parler français ?
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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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Youth Programs

Our Youth classes and French immersion preschool are the perfect way to start your child’s French journey.
Chez Kids Academy
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French-Language Exams

The Alliance Française de Chicago is proud to be Illinois’ only official French examination center.
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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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Camille Claudel: Art, Love, and the Battle for Independence Symposium 2023 Lectures and Workshops

Jun 7, 2023

Camille Claudel was among the most daring and visionary sculptors of the late nineteenth century. Although …
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Révolution française & American Revolution Lectures and Workshops

Jun 8, 2023

Révolution française & American Revolution With Dr. Iris de Rode, CNRS, and Paul Cheney, University of …
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Placement Calls School

Jun 12, 2023

Placement calls help us understand your strengths and needs. After a quick chat with one of our teachers, …
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Intensive Classes: Le Bootcamp School

Jun 19, 2023

Le Bootcamp (INTRODUCTION TO LE FRANÇAIS) · Online via Zoom Monday, June 19 - Friday June 23 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. …
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