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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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NEW! Fall French Podcast

The Gala at the Ritz-Carlton Grand Ballroom
on May 18th was a huge success!
Un grand merci to everyone who made it possible.

Photos are now available on More here.

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Cultural Events

Featured coming events:


Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Fall Open House

Fall Session 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

 Space is limited! Sign-up today! 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
1914–2014: American Women Rebuilding France

Exhibition at the Newberry Library


Tuesday, September 23, 2014
8 Femmes / 8 Women by François Ozon

La rétrospective LOL!

French contemporary comedies

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Special Program : Isabelle Huppert à l'Alliance




Wednesday, October 01, 2014
1914–2014: French Chamber Music and Poetry from the War Years

String quartet concert and poetry reading in French and English

Wednesday, October 08, 2014
1914–2014: Olive Hulpert, Solange Brown: First World War Through the Eyes of Two Présidentes of the Alliance

Vernissage & Exhibition 


more events...


French Classes

Fall Session
Sept. 15–Nov. 8

Enrolling Now!

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click here to take the
online free placement test

Crash Courses

Initiation Level, Sept. 8-11

Free Trial Classes
Initiation levels
Sept. 10-11

Register now

Free Wine and Cheese
Open House

Wed., Sept. 10, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

R.S.V.P. here

French Immersion Day
All Levels/tous niveaux

Samedi 13 septembre
9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Enroll early and save

Register by 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13
For more information click here.

Please note our SPECIAL HOURS between Aug. 25 and Sept. 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)

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