Sitting down with an old laureate, Jacob.
Let’s hear back from one of our old laureates: Jacob Hamburger! **Back up**: Apart from being the leading French language and cultural center of Chicago, for the last 35 years, the Alliance Française has been proud to send outstanding students to France each year under the Alliance Française de Chicago McCormick Award for Excellence Scholarship Program.Read more »
French Revolution Collection at the Newberry Library – and a Chance to Hone your Translation Skills!
Did you know that a piece of French history sits just steps from the Alliance? Since the early 1960’s, our neighbor, The Newberry Library, has been home to a massive collection of over 38,000 pamphlets published during the French Revolution era.Read more »
Women Warriors: A Dahomey story
Who run the world? Girls! Who run the world? Girls! As we continue exploring other francophone countries and cultures, it’s hard not to pay respects to the all women warrior military group that once protected the Kingdom of Dahomey which resided in present day Benin - a country now a part of La Francophonie.Read more »
Reporting from the treetops of Madagascar
So here we are, dear reader… on a new adventure. Why would we stop at La Martinique when another Francophone pocket of the world calls. Let’s trade shipwrecks and volcanoes for island deserts, tropical rain forests and big discoveries and head to Madagascar!Read more »
Mais Oui! Podcast - Maël's Recommendation (en français)
The Mais Oui! Podcast from the Alliance Française de Chicago continues! Today- episode 5 of the Staff Recommendation series. We talk to Maël Ginsburger (Culture and Administration intern), as he gives us his library recommendations!Read more »