French in Edmonton
Why learn French in Edmonton? – The 2016 Census revealed Alberta’s francophone community to be the fastest growing French-speaking population in Canada—up 29% since 2006! This means that, outside of Quebec, Alberta comes in third after Ontario and New Brunswick for the largest francophone population in the country. French was also the first European language spoken in Alberta and according to Jean Johnson of the French Quarter Business Association, Edmonton is home to upwards of 85,000 French speakers out of a population of 900,000. Looking forward, Statistics Canada reports that growth in the French-speaking populations in provinces will be the highest in Alberta by 2036 and to take advantage of this, in 2017, the Government of Alberta unveiled a French policy that will enhance services in French and support the strength of the Francophonie.
Edmonton, known as Canada’s “Festival City”, is jam-packed with French language and cultural events all year long. Across Canada, March is les Rendez-vous de la Francophonie month. There are also many things to experience in Edmonton during this celebration. The Alliance Française of Edmonton partners with Metro Cinema for the French Film Festival. There is even a French Spelling Contest to test your language skills! The Alliance Française of Edmonton also offers opportunities for practising French by way of café, lunch, and game night meet-ups. Check out a play in French at L’UniThéâtre or meet fellow French speakers through the Edmonton French Language Meetup group. Bring your new friends to Zéphyr, an ensemble of French-Canadian traditional step dancers who perform throughout Edmonton. Taking French classes in Edmonton is like buying an all-inclusive pass to the city.
Job seekers with French language ability are set up for positions in a wide variety of careers. According to the Edmonton Public School district, there are 21 French Immersion schools and 13 within the Edmonton Catholic Schools. These immersion schools and most French-speakers in Edmonton are concentrated in the Saint-Albert, Lac Sainte-Anne, Morinville, Beaumont, Légal, Rivière-qui-Barre and Villeneuve communities. Edmonton’s French Quarter is in the heart of the city’s francophone neighborhoods. The Quarter houses everything from a farmer’s market to pubs and bistros. Be sure to visit La Poutine for the, you guessed it, poutine and a macaron from the Duchess Bake Shop.
Learning French expands your cultural, business, and personal horizons. Taking French lessons in Edmonton is a wise investment. Language Trainers specializes in setting you up with the most fitting native speaker French trainer for your needs. Our focus is to provide you with a language learning experience at a favourable time and location. Take one of our free online French level tests and Send us an inquiry to get started on your road to mastery of French.
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1-on-1 General French Course in Edmonton
Our general one-on-one courses in Edmonton 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 Edmonton
Our French courses in Edmonton 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.
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French Courses in Edmonton (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.
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Some of our Language Teachers in Edmonton
Teresa is a Danish language teacher from Denmark. She has extensive experience in the realms of language teaching, translation, and interpretation, and has interpreted for the Red Cross. She also has a strong background in business, and is especially qualified to teach professionals.
Born and raised in Lebanon, Therese is a native Arabic speaker who has over six years of teaching experience. She has taught one-on-one lessons, as well as group lessons at public and private schools. In addition to Arabic, she is completely fluent in English and French.
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Royal Opera house
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