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Attention Francophiles! Exciting Offers from Alliance Française


Attention Francophiles! Want to snag some exciting offers from the Alliance Française?

Alliance Française de Chicago has teamed up with WFMT during our Spring Membership Drive to offer our supporters special offers including French language classes, French cooking classes, and Alliance Française Family Memberships.

Pledge your support for WFMT by calling (773) 279-2100 or making an online gift at for a chance to enjoy these fantastic gifts. More details below.

Language Classes

Alliance Française offers small class sizes to provide both group interaction and one-on-one attention, classes for all learners of all levels from beginners to those who are proficient. All classes are taught  using Alliance Française French-American Educational Standards (AF FRAMES), Adapted from the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEF), used in many European countries American universities. Upcoming Spring Session: April 18 – June 15

French Cooking Lessons

Cooking classes at Chez Madelaine taught by Madelaine Bullwinkel, who has been teaching French cooking techniques there for over 30 years. Upcoming classes include:

  • Meet the Croque-Monsieur Family: Saturday, April 18 from 10am – 1pm
  • Spring Souffles: Saturday, May 9 from 10am – 1pm
  • Who’s Afraid of Hollandiaise: Saturday, May 30 from 10am – 1pm
  • Salmon Encore: Saturday, June 13 from 10am – 1pm

Family Membership

Allows families to be part of a Chicago-based community of French language, culture and education. Membership, valid for one year, offers a variety of activities, events, and resources for all ages, including:

  • Access to Brown Médiathèque, the largest non-university library of French language media materials in the Midwest, including borrowing privileges and access to the French e-Library with unlimited access from your personal computer, tablet or smart phone.
  • Free or reduced admission to cultural programs and events on diverse topics such as art, opera, tourism, cuisine, cinema, music, literature & theater
  • Reduced class tuition (including Chez Kids Academy) and admission to cooking demonstrations
  • Free participation in all discussion cafés including Café Conversation and Café Littérature.
  • Session Brochures highlighting AF programs (sent 5 times a year)
  • Viewing of TV5 Monde French Language Television
  • Specific discounts proposed through our network of partners

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