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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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La Grande Guerre Exposition Documentary

Exhibition on display on the 2nd floor until
February 1st

Cultural Events

Featured coming events:


Saturday, December 20, 2014

Select specialized classes (4 weeks in January 2015) at reduced price*

Saturday, December 20, 2014
Travel the French Way

With Florence Landureau

3 Special Travel Offers

Sainte Geneviève, MO / Morocco / Southwest France



Monday, January 05, 2015
1914–2014: Olive Hulbert, Solange Brown: The First World War Through the Eyes of Two Présidentes of the Alliance


From October 8, 2014 to February 1, 2015


Saturday, January 10, 2015
Family Cooking Class (Ages 7-10): La galette des Rois

Let's celebrate the spirit of Winter holidays with two traditional French recipes!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Le Workshop Bon Chic, Bon Genre : Yves Saint-Laurent

Nena Ivon returns with her behind-the-scenes comments on the French Fashion World…

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
From the Kimono to Couture: Week 2 Comme des Garçons

 With Nena Ivon

Saturday, January 17, 2015
Being a Chef: The Basics of Everyday French Cooking

With Madelaine Bullwinkel

Three session series: January 17, 24 & 31


more events...


French Classes

New 4 Week Session
Jan. 5–31
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online free placement test

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January 4-Week Session

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Special Offer!
Specialized Courses Available!

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Give the gift of French – Buy gift certificates here

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Special Holiday Hours

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