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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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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, October 22, 2014
The British Invasion, the Birth and Rebirth of French Haute Couture with Nena Ivon

Week Two: Alexander McQueen, the Innovator and his Legacy

Saturday, October 25, 2014
Being a chef: Go Wild with Crêpes

with Madelaine Bullwinkel

Saturday, October 25, 2014
Story-Telling (ages 3-7): Narcissimo

by Urs Richle (Suisse)

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Exclusive Program : Ciné-concert

La rétrospective LOL!

With live jazz performance by The Bridge!




Saturday, November 01, 2014
Chicago International Children's Film Festival

The best in World Cinema at the Alliance!

(Kids ages 5-16)

Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Le Workshop Bon Chic, Bon Genre : Chicago Chic Talk with Remi Canarie

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

Thursday, November 06, 2014
1914 - 2014 : Book Beats: What to read now

New Discussion Series!


more events...


French Classes

Second Four-Week Session
Oct. 13–Nov. 7
Enrolling Now!

Register Online Now

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click here to take the
online free placement test

Accelerated Initiation Courses Start October 13

4 weeks / twice-a-week / 16 Teaching Hours
For more information: click here

Fall French Podcast

Learn French in France