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Welcome to the Alliance Française de Chicago

Chicago’s French cultural and learning center dedicated to the study of French language, cultural exchange, and friendship between Americans and French speaking people.
The Alliance Française de Chicago is a non-profit 501(c)(3) institution.

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Summer Camp 2015

June 15 – July 31

All levels of French are welcome
Register today!

For more information, click here or contact Philippe Schaller at

Cultural Events

Featured coming events:


Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Infinités Plurielles : Exhibition

Portraits & Voices / 30 French Women of Science

LAST WEEK. Ends May 30, 2015

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Summer Camp (June 15 - July 31)

Ages 6-12

Thursday, May 28, 2015
The 15th French Decorative Arts Symposium - The Decorative Language of the Renaissance

In English

Saturday, May 30, 2015
Being a Chef: Who's Afraid of Hollandaise?

With Madelaine Bullwinkel

Saturday, May 30, 2015
Story-telling (Ages 3-7): Y a-t-il des ours en Afrique?




Thursday, June 11, 2015
Opéra de poche: Don't worry, be haRpy!

With Isabelle Olivier, harpist and composer

Saturday, June 13, 2015
Being a Chef: Salmon Encore

With Madelaine Bullwinkel

With an optional pre-class tour at Whole Foods Market!


more events...


French Classes

Second Four-Week Session
Spring 2015
Enrolling now!
May 18–June 15

New initiation classes starting on May 18, pick a time and sign up today…
10:00 a.m. | 5:40 p.m. | 7:45 p.m.

Download the Spring schedule PDF

Take free online placement test

To register today, call (312) 337-1070

Free Online Registration
Spring Session

Click here for more information.

To register today, call (312) 337-1070

Learn French in France

Holiday Hours

In observance of Memorial Day, the Alliance will be closed on Saturday, May 23 and will reopen on Tuesday, May 26 at 9:00 a.m. Merci !

For more information, click here