Please note that the Alliance will close at 5 p.m. Wed., Aug. 23 - Fri., Sep. 1. We will be closed Sat., Aug. 26 and Sep. 2 – 4 over Labor Day weekend.

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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Find your level

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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Enroll in a Class

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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Support the Alliance Française while enjoying discounted classes, events and special offers.

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Free trial classes

Free Trial Classes

September 5 - 8
Try a free french class on us! Our free trial classes will give you a taste of what's it's like to learn French at the Alliance.

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Open house, Alliance Française de Chicago

Open House

September 6
Immerse yourself in all things French from cinema to current events, history and literature and even cooking and fashion! Take a free sample class, find out your level and have fun while enjoying complimentary refreshments!


Immersion Day

September 9
Enjoy a day of French Immersion without leaving Chicago! Café-croissant, workshops all day long and petit-marché...

kids workshops

Kids workshops

Starting September 11
Treat your kids to a fun workshop like Theater with Renée-Claude, Tell me a French story with Mathilde, our Family Chefs with Isabelle!