Please note that most of our events and classes are held online via Zoom while our building is partially closed. 
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Ciné-Club: Le Retour de Martin Guerre

Ciné-Club: Le Retour de Martin Guerre

Sunday, January 17, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.

It's been a while since we've all seen our friends. Could you still recognize them if they showed up at your door? This week we'll be taking a look at one of the most iconic mystery scenarios in French cinema, starring Gerard Depardieu at his absolute shadiest. Don't miss our discussion of the enigmatic classic: Le Retour de Martin Guerre (1983)

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Chocolat Chaud d'Albi

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 10:00–10:30 a.m.

Join us for stories, songs and dancing! Chocolat chaud d'Albi is a casual and interactive space for preschoolers and their caregivers. 

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Café d'Albi

Café d'Albi

Mercredi 20 Janvier 2021 à 18:30

Keep your French fresh while you're cooped up in the house: Join our online conversation!

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Grands Châteaux of the Loire and Ile-de-France: Château d’Amboise

Jeudi 21 Janvier 2021 à 12:00

Our series inviting you to visit ten Grands Châteaux live from France continues! Today Russell Kelley explores the history of the Château d’Amboise with its Italian touch in the company of its former director Jean-Louis Sureau.

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The French-American Journeys of Josephine Baker

The French-American Journeys of Josephine Baker

Friday, January 22, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

How did a poor black girl from Missouri become the queen of Paris, before joining the French Resistance and then adopting twelve children to create her own utopian “Rainbow Tribe”?

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Noires Amériques :  Lilian Thuram

Noires Amériques : Lilian Thuram

Mardi 26 Janvier 2021 à 11:00

5 grands auteur.e.s des Amériques, 5 grandes conversations littéraires en ligne ! Rejoignez-nous tous les mardis en compagnie de Rodney Saint-Eloi, écrivain et éditeur, pour aborder les questions du racisme et du vivre-ensemble à travers les œuvres et les expériences des cinq auteur.e.s invité.e.s.

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Open House - Winter 2021

Open House - Winter 2021

Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 10:00–10:45 a.m.

Join us for our Winter Virtual Open House! It's the perfect opportunity to learn more about what the Alliance Française de Chicago has to offer through a live Q&A with our staff, students, and teachers. 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 Winter 2021

Free Trial Classes - Winter 2021

Wednesday, February 3, 2021–Thursday, February 4, 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.

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Winter Session is ere!

Winter Session is here!

Saturday, February 6, 2021–Friday, April 2, 2021

Winter session is here! Registration is now open, so be sure to claim your spot today. Classes begin Febuary 6th!  

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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.