Field trips at the Alliance Française de Chicago
Let your students experience French for a day!
Teachers or group organizers can take their students to France without leaving the country with a Field Trip at the Alliance Française de Chicago.
To request a field trip, fill out our online Field Trip Request form:
Teachers may choose from the two following field trip formulas:
One 2-hour activity
Two 2-hour activities
Activities can be conducted in French or English based on the proficiency of the group.
The program can also be adapted depending on your group's needs.
Guided by Alliance Française de Chicago culinary instructors, you will work in small groups to prepare one of our simple and delicious menus. Recipes and instructions are provided in French and in English.
We possess a wonderful collection of short and full length films, from comedies to moving documentaries and more! We use these films as catalysts for cultural, historical and language talks.
Field Trip Program
Your Field Trip at the Alliance Française step by step:
I. Choose your formula and check our prices:
Field Trips are available from Tuesday to Friday, 9:30AM to 2:30PM.
|Atelier Cinéma||Atelier Cuisine|
|10-30 students: $10 /student||10-15 students: $25 /student|
|31-50 students: $9 /student||(not offered at this time)
15-30 students: $22 /student
|Atelier Cuisine + Atelier Cinéma:|
|10-15 students: $28/student|
|16-30 students: $22/student
(Two groups of 15 students max. One group is in the kitchen, the other is in the auditorium. Then they switch.)
To ensure student safety, chaperones and teachers must stay with their students at all times and monitor their behavior.
II. Choose your menu or your movie:
|(Starter for menus: Salade verte & vinaigrette)|
|Menu 1 : Quiche Lorraine + Pêche Melba|
|Menu 2 : Croissant Jambon ou/et Fromage + Crêpes Sucrées|
|Menu 3 : Tarte à la tomate et moutarde de Dijon + Tarte aux poires et amandes|
|Menu 4 : Menu breton Crêpes Salées + Quatre-quarts aux pommes|
|Menu 5 : Menu alsacien Tarte flambée + Tarte aux pommes alsacienne|
|Menu 6 : Menu parisien Croque-monsieur + Madeleines|
Welcome to the wonderful world of French cuisine in our do-it-yourself cooking workshops!
Guided by Alliance Française French culinary instructor, Isabelle, you will work in small groups to prepare one of our simple and delicious menus. Recipes and directions are provided in French and/or in English. The workshop can be led in either language according to the students’ level.
|Collection courts métrages (new)||NR||90mn|
|Le Petit Nicolas||NR||87mn|
|Les vacances du Petit Nicolas (new)||NR||120mn|
|La gloire de mon père||PG||105mn|
|Le château de ma mère||PG||98mn|
|Les émotifs anonymes||NR||80mn|
|Le huitième jour||NR||118mn|
|Panique au village||NR||75mn|
|Au revoir les enfants||NR||104mn|
|Le Petit Prince (new)||PG||138mn|
|Le fils de l’épicier||NR||96mn|
|La grande illusion||NR||114mn|
|La chambre des officiers*||PG13||135mn|
|* We have many other choices to choose from, do not hesitate to ask.|
We are offering a great collection of films!
These films are a window into French culture. You will find these films exclusively at the Alliance Française de Chicago.
As we commemorate the 100 year anniversary of WWI, we are starting a retrospective of French cinema on this important period of French, and world, history with “La Grande Illusion,” “La chambre des officiers” et “Joyeux Noël.”
Contact us for more information.
Disclaimer: teachers have occasionally noted elements they found somewhat controversial due to local tastes. We recommend that teachers preview films if they have any concerns about content. For summaries and reviews of these films, see www.imdb.com.
Our Field Trip Coordinator is Anne Thénin (by email [email protected] or on the phone: 312.337.1070 ext. 116). She will check availability, make sure to reserve the space for you, and give you the registration form.