There will be no classes held Monday, Nov. 20 – Saturday, Nov. 25 . • The Alliance will close at 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 20 and Tuesday, Nov. 21, and be closed Nov. 22 – 25. Happy Thanksgiving!

School overview

Session dates

Current 8 week Session (Fall-Winter): November 13–January 29

Current 4-week session (classes meet twice a week): November 13–December 14

Next 8 week Session (Winter): February 5–March 31


Understanding the sessions

Sessions chart

Our philosophy

We offer a friendly and stimulating environment to help you gain confidence in speaking French. All classes are conducted in French with an emphasis on communication. You will learn grammar, vocabulary, comprehension, pronunciation and more, through active participation and conversation.

At the Alliance Française de Chicago, you not only learn French, you learn practical French.

Our commitment to quality

All our teachers are:

  • Native or bilingual
  • Certified to teach French as a Second Language
We use the Alliance Française French-American Educational Standards (AF Frames) in order to
  • Provide you with clear learning objectives
  • Give your teacher a better understanding of your needs
  • Help you to choose your level if you wish to get a diploma
Learn more about diplomas

For more information regarding transfers, refunds and credits, please call us at (312) 337‑1070 or email us at school@af‑chicago.org.