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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 World Cup
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Champagne Masterclass Wine Tastings

Dec 7, 2022

Sold out! We are taking a waiting list please phone (312) 337-1070. Merci! Enjoy the well-known brands and …
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Le Show Fin d'Année Music

Dec 8, 2022

French Chansons and Bubbles for a Festive Fin d’Année! After a triumphant turn with La Marseillaise for …
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GÂTEAU: The Surprising Simplicity of French Cakes with Aleksandra Crapanzano Lectures and Workshops Cooking Workshops

Dec 13, 2022

Join us as Aleksandra Crapanzano talks to Alexander Lobrano about her new book, GÂTEAU: The Surprising …
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The Place for All Things French in Chicago

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French Classes

Whatever your age, level, or schedule, we have the perfect French class for you. Ready to parler français ?
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4-Week Classes

Whether you are a beginner or a pro in French, improve your language skills with 4-week classes!
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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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Youth Programs

Our kids’ and teens’ classes and French immersion preschool are the perfect way to jumpstart (or continue) your child’s French journey.
Chez Kids Academy
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Educational Outreach

For 25 years, our partnership with Chicago Public Schools has provided an after-school enrichment program to students from core neighborhoods.
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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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