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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 !

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The Place for All Things French in Chicago

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Plein Air

Our Plein Air Concerts return to our jewel-box courtyard! Enjoy an hour of music with your friends while sipping rosé wine in an intimate setting.
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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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PLEIN AIR CONCERT SERIES: Jazz and Tap Dancing with Chicago Human Rhythm Project's Jumaane Taylor Plein Air Concerts Music

Oct 3, 2023

Our Plein Air Concerts return to our jewel-box courtyard! Enjoy an hour of music with your friends while …
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Demystifying Natural Wines Lectures and Workshops Wine Tastings

Oct 4, 2023

If you’ve ever been confused by the difference between Organic and Biodynamic, wondered how a wine could be …
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Integrating Nature into Cities Architecture Lectures and Workshops

Oct 9, 2023

Marion Waller, Director of the Pavillon de l’Arsenal in Paris and urban planner, is the author of Natural …
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Sustainable and Social Architecture and Urbanism in France Lectures and Workshops Symposium: Contemporary French Architecture Architecture

Oct 19, 2023

MVRDV experienced an astonishing development in France. Invited by the French president to rethink the …
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