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Sitting down with an old laureate, Jacob.

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  Let’s hear back from one of our old laureates: Jacob Hamburger! Back up: Apart from being the leading French language and cultural center of Chicago, for the last 35…

Meet the Family Lefko-Olson and read why they love the Alliance!

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This Spring, we had the pleasure of learning more about Robert, Annika and Martiene, former students of the Alliance and Chez Kids Academy! Read more about their fascinating journey with French!…

Student Spotlight: Lauren Jones

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I had two short but amazing experiences in Paris that started me on my French language-learning journey. I loved the city, food and culture and wanted to go back for…

Thomas Robert Brashler

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Thomas was a fantastic student, an avid Francophile and an even better person to be around. We feel lucky that we got to know him and interact with him on so many…

Student Spotlight: Lisa Kinney

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What was it about the Alliance Française that first interested you? I was interested in the Alliance Française because of its reputation as being one of the best French language…

Finding Love at the Alliance Française

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By Monica Fredette (With input from Yves Fredette) I met the love of my life on March 10, 2007 at Le Festival de la Francophonie at Chicago’s Alliance Française. It all…

AF Student Spotlight: Dennis Smithenry

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AF Student Spotlight: Dennis Smithenry   When Dennis Smithenry learned that his ancestors were from Alsace, France, he became motivated to learn French in honor of his family heritage. His journey at…

An inspirational story at the Alliance …

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As we enter a new year, we wanted to share with you what we believe is a very inspirational story about one of our students. Meet Marc!   Marc is a…