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Edith Piaf lives through “Piaf! Le Spectacle”

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Edith Piaf. If you don’t know her name, you surely know her music. Her raspy yet smooth, inviting voice has captured the hearts of millions of people over the decades…

Superfluous: An Architectural Project

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    J’ai rencontré dans la rue un jeune homme très pauvre qui aimait : son chapeau était vieux, son habit était usé ; il avait les coudes troués ;…

Le projet français IV

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Bonjour à tous, Il y a deux semaine, on a écrit un email à l’école, ça y est! On a demandé une interview avec les chefs, pour le 11 septembre….

Immersion Day: A fun French day

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Being a new intern at the Alliance Française, I am still learning about the many classes, workshops, and events that go on here, including Immersion Day. For weeks now, we…

Francophones in the outfield!

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Does America’s pastime translate to the langue de Molière ? Mais oui! Learn les positions de baseball en français and meet some of the many big-name players have connections to France. Here’s…

Le Projet Francais

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Bonjour tout le monde ! Laissez nous nous présenter… Nous sommes un groupe d’étudiants français qui termine le niveau A2 à l’Alliance Française de Chicago et nous entreprenons un projet spécial…

French woman, science, wit and “bonheur”

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On June 8, the Alliance Française de Chicago will re-create a “Salon parisien” inspired by a significant woman of her time Émilie, Marquise du Châtelet. Zoé Moore tells us more about…

Francophone behind the scenes

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During the entire month of March, we at the Alliance Française de Chicago have hosted a variety of events as part of our Festival de Francophonie. By the end of…

We met Dany Laferrière… Do you want to know all about it?

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A few weeks ago, on February 13, in conversation with our very own Director of Programs, Aimee Laberge, Dany Laferrière told us stories about his life. When asked where he lives…

Irène Jacob for a live jazz concert at the Alliance!

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Irène Jacob is a singer and an actress of stage and screen. She doesn’t seem to be one to shy away from any genre and her career so far is…

Turning sour grapes into Champagne

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If you clicked on this post, you probably have some idea of what champagne is. You might be able to recall the pleasant fizz of the bubbles or a particular…

Read our interview with Sophie Loubière!

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    Sophie Loubière is a French journalist and writer who already published more than ten novels. She is urrently working on a new one, Bloody Coffee and this one…

Fun facts about Tales of Hoffmann

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Jaques Offenbach composed the opera The Tales of Hoffmann in the late 1870s. Before dying he apparently had a premonition that he would not survive to see his opera performed… He ended up…

When our Programs Director meets Dany Laferrière and tells us all about it!

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I met Dany Laferrière at the Salon du livre de Quebec in April 1986, where I was peddling my first publication, a collection of bad poems hesitating between French and…

French Loop to the rescue!

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What do you do if you want to learn French at the Alliance Française de Chicago but none of our classes fit your busy schedule or it’s an ordeal for you to…

Last days for the AF Holiday Market!

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  The Alliance Française de Chicago team is very happy to host its first Marché de Noël ! Before, between or after your classes, shop and enjoy our very unique…

Let us treat you to a FREE French class!

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And no, that’s not a joke! ‘Tis holiday season after all so treat yourself or your friends and family by signing up for our Guest program. Call us (312) 337-1070…

Coup de coeur… Les Pépites

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Dear students, dear friends, dear all of you… When we see something we like, it’s hard to keep it to ourselves. That’s who we are at the Alliance Française de…

Fête de fin d’année et de l’école

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A ne pas manquer!   It is that time of year again… when we welcome you and your friends, our students, teachers, and volunteers to celebrate work well-done en français…