In the Alliance Francaise de Chicago library

Cafés Conversation

Practice French at the Brown Médiathèque

Improve your spoken French while making connections with other Francophiles! Café Conversation groups are a great way to practice French in a casual, relaxing environment. Select from conversation groups for various different language levels.

Cafés are free for members. Non-members may attend once for $5. After that, a membership is required.


Cafés Conversation

Beginning to intermediate level French
All are welcome in our Médiathèque, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesdays, twice per month.
Practice speaking French in a relaxed environment.

Free for Members / $5 for Non-Members
Refreshments served.

Jan. 9, Jan. 23, Feb. 6, Feb. 20, Mar. 6, Mar. 20, Apr. 10, Apr. 24


Cafés Littérature

Advanced level French
Join us once a month for our discussion of a recent prize-winning French-language novel. Discussion takes place in French, making this event ideally suited to advanced-level speakers. 

Each month, participants will read a novel and enjoy a guided discussion about their reading. Discussions will not always be moderated; in all cases, a series of questions provided by us will help guide the discussion. This is a community event—we look forward to welcoming you to our group! 

Refreshments—wine, coffee and tea—are available at the library front desk. Members may retrieve the refreshments themselves in absence of moderator.

The Café Littérature is free for members and costs $5 for non-members. Meetings take place in the library from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. once a month on Mondays.

Questions? Call us at (312) 337-1070! 

Next Café:

Monday, April 29: Leurs enfants après eux de Nicolas Mathieu

Monday, June 3: Le rouge et le noir (Part 1) de Stendhal