French in Calgary

Canada is a very diverse country, and so is Calgary, a multicultural city with inhabitants that speak more than 100 different languages at home! According to the 2016 metropolitan census, French is one of the most popular languages in Calgary, with more than 20,000 speakers. The province of Alberta has long-standing ties with France. In fact, the first European language spoken in the province was French, by the first fur traders to arrive. This French connection remains today and hundreds of social organizations and clubs promote French heritage across the city. Further, dozens of international companies, especially in the fields of heavy machinery and medical instruments, are always looking for French speakers. Take advantage of these professional, cultural and social opportunities by learning French with us at Language Trainers! Get in touch with us today and let’s make it happen.

Why Study French in Calgary

For Work: Learn French in Calgary today and broaden your professional horizons. A socioeconomic profile of the Calgary area, produced for the Réseau de développement économique et d'employabilité of Canada in 2011, shows that the Francophone population, as a whole, enjoys above average employment and economic activity because their language skills allow them to get better jobs at international companies. Also, there are many companies looking to hire French fluent speakers to communicate with their clients of French origin, such as GardaWorld, Bayshore HealthCare and FedEx. And if you are job-seeking but don’t know where to start, you can get in touch with the Calgary Chamber of Commerce on 8 Avenue, an institution that has been promoting business relations between Calgary and other countries, such as France, since 1891. Take advantage of their networking events and impress native French speakers with your language skills.

For Social: You can also use your French to get to know new people in the city by joining language exchange groups, such as Calgary French Rendez-vous. French speakers and learners of all ages and levels are welcome, so don’t hesitate to join them, even if you are a beginner. Take advantage of this opportunity to further practise what you learn in your lessons with Language Trainers! These meetings are usually held at restaurants that serve traditional French dishes, like Fleur de Sel Brasserie on 4 Street, where you can order cassoulet or coq au vin using the flawless pronunciation you acquire with us. And if you are more into pastries, you can go to Yann Haute Patisserie on 23 Avenue and buy some delicious croissants or chocolate éclairs.

For Culture: And if you are looking for opportunities to explore the French culture, you can find many instances for doing so in Calgary. On March 1, 2018, the Alberta government proclaimed March as the annual Mois de la francophonie albertaine (Alberta Francophonie Month), and this is celebrated in the city of Calgary via Franco Fest Calgary. This is a celebration of many Francophone cultures through music, dancing, cooking, crafts and other aspects that demonstrate the breadth and diversity of French-Canadian Heritage. Join in the festival and sing along to the beautiful French songs. And if you enjoy cinema, you can take part in the Ciné-Débat that the Alliance Francaise organizes every week. Discover new movies in their original language and put your French listening and speaking skills into play. 

 

Where to Learn French in and around Calgary

Learn French with us at your convenience! Just send us a quick inquiry and we will start designing a program that suits your needs and schedule. You get to decide when and where you take your lessons, so you can study at home, at your workplace or in a public place of your choice. Some options around Calgary are the Calgary Public Library on 3 Street, or at a nice café, like Alforno Bakery and Cafe on 7 Street or Deville Coffee on 1 St SW.

And if you are not living in downtown Calgary but would still like to study with Language Trainers, just reach out to us. Our professional instructors are ready to start teaching in Balzac, Midnapore, Chestermere, Airdrie and Forest Lawn.

What are you waiting for? Let’s go, allons-y! And if you have studied the language before, please take our free online French level test, so we can gauge your abilities and prepare the best program for you!

Interesting Language Facts

Over 50% of company recruiters look for language skills on potential employee's resumes.

Most of the world's languages are spoken in Asia and Africa.

Canada is an officially bilingual nation with speakers of French and English.
WHY people learn FRENCH?
1.
Personal reasons (communicating with relatives or friends abroad)
2.
Travel
3.
Business in French-speaking countries
NUMBER of SPEAKERS
Native
74
Million
Non-Native
264
Million
FRENCH

JOKE
—"Papa, tu peux m'épeler le mot 'accident' s'il te plaît?"
—"T-O-I."
Foreign Language Speakers
in CALGARY
28%
of population
No. of Immigrants
in CALGARY
18%
of population

1-on-1 General French Course in Calgary

Our general one-on-one courses in Calgary will help students improve their French level quickly and efficiently, whatever their needs. One of the most exciting aspects of our courses is that they are developed entirely around the needs of the students. The fact that we offer our French classes on a One-on-One basis means that you can learn the words and phrases you need in a comfortable and relaxed environment.

1-on-1 Business French Course in Calgary

Our French courses in Calgary are taught on a one-on-one basis and will help you improve your business communication skills immensely. No matter what level you begin at we will soon have you dealing with business introductions comfortably before moving onto other matters. Beginner level students can expect to finish the course with basic telephone French and email skills, as well as a level of survival French, granting them the ability to work in a country where French is the native tongue.

2-to-1 and Small Group
French Courses in Calgary (closed group)

Our French courses are also available for small groups studying together (Two-to-One French Course or In-Company Small Group French Course). All participants must have the same language needs, be able to study at the same time at the same place and be at the same level. All participants should be booked at the same time. Language Trainers suggest that you do not look for classes with more than 8 students at one time. However, an In-Company Taster French Course can contain a maximum of 12 people.


NUMBER of HOURS needed
to reach a certain level
in French
30 Hours
Elementary
150 Hours
Intermediate
400 Hours
Advanced
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people have taken our
French level test.
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language teachers in Calgary
are already registered with Language Trainers.

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Take our French Language Level Test.

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Sign our Agreement form and submit a deposit* for the course.

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