Alliance Française de Chicago
School Policies

Operating Hours

Mon. through Thu.
9:00 a.m.–9:55 p.m.
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m.–3:50 p.m.

Please note our SPECIAL HOURS between August 25 and September 6:

Mon. Aug. 25 – Fri. Aug 29: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sat. Aug. 30 – Mon. Sept. 1: CLOSED (Labor Day Weekend)
Tue. Sept. 2 – Fri. Sept. 5: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sat. Sept. 6: CLOSED (no classes nor activities)


Only one discount at a time is applicable during the same session.


The instructor listed is scheduled to teach the class, but we reserve the right to change instructors or the timing of the class.

Make-up and changes of classes:

A student may make up a missed course in another class during the same week. However, the office AND the teacher must be informed beforehand. Students must obtain a make-up class card from the reception before attending the course. Make-up classes can only be taken in the same session.

All changes of classes from one course to another must be approved by the school and additional tuition or fees resulting from a course transfer are payable at the time the change is made. NO CHANGES are accepted after the second class.

Registration by the class:

If you cannot register for a full session course and wish to register for one class or more, tuition is $55 per 2-hour class. Upon request, we can custom design a course (7 students minimum).

Open access:

All classes and programs are open to everyone without discrimination on the basis of race, color, nationality and/or ethnic origin.


Most classes require a textbook, available for purchase in our office. However, once purchased, books, tapes and CDs are NOT RETURNABLE.


The Alliance Française is a Not For Profit Organization committed to offering courses as affordable as possible. In view of our not for profit status and our commitment to our instructors, we are obliged to apply the following rules:

Checks returned for any reason will be subject to a $15.00 service fee.


If a request is made IN WRITING (emails, fax or letters / no phone calls accepted!), tuition may be credited for the next session according to the following rules:

No refunds or credit will be given for classes not attended. There will be no reimbursement for absences, books, late fees, materials fees, membership fees or private lesson tuition.


Students, members and attendees at events and programs should be aware that the Alliance Française de Chicago may, from time to time, have photographs taken for use in marketing materials.

Cancellation of classes:

The Alliance Française de Chicago reserves the right to cancel a class if the enrollment is insufficient. Tuition payments are then refunded in full or full credits will be transferred to the following session.

The enrollment may vary with each class

Specialized courses (16 hours):

Once-a week and twice-a-week courses (16 hours):


For further information regarding refunds, transfers or/and credits, or to send your request in writing, please contact , or call us at (312) 337-1070, or by fax at (312) 337 3019.

NO EXCEPTION to the above rules will be granted.

“Merci de votre compréhension!”