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! When it comes to Edmonton, the city is home to upwards of 85,000 French speakers out of a population of 900,000. This means that learning French will expand your cultural, business, and personal horizons. Send us a message at Language Trainers so we can get started! Our aim is to provide you with a language learning experience at the perfect time and location to suit your needs.

Why Study French in Edmonton

For Education: According to the Edmonton Public School district, there are 21 French Immersion schools and 13 within the Edmonton Catholic School District. 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. If you are planning to send your children to one of these bilingual schools, you can always get in touch with us and we will prepare a suitable course for them so they can get a head start before the term starts! And if you are interested in pursuing higher education in French, you can enrol in courses at the Concordia University of Edmonton. This institution offers a 3-year French program designed to give you a broad understanding of the foundational principles of the language. The course is taught and examined in French, so you should prepare well in advance. Contact us today and we will start designing a course tailored to your needs and abilities! 

For Culture: If you are more interested in French culture, you should visit The Quarter, which houses everything from a farmer’s market to pubs and bistros. Be sure to visit La Poutine on 109 St NW for the poutine and grab a macaron from the Duchess Bake Shop on 124 St. Edmonton, known as Canada’s “Festival City”, is jam-packed with French language and cultural events all year long and across Canada, March is les Rendez-vous de la Francophonie month when there are many things to experience in Edmonton. The Alliance Française of Edmonton on 123 St NW partners with Metro Cinema for the French Film Festival, an annual event with hundreds of attendees every year. In 2018 it featured more than 20 French movies, such as Le Mépris or Le Roi et l’Oiseau. There is even a French Spelling Contest to test your language skills!

For Social: 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. It has more than 200 members who meet regularly to chat in French in a relaxed, casual setting. You can also bring your new friends to watch Zéphyr, an ensemble of French-Canadian traditional step dancers who perform throughout Edmonton.They usually present at La Girandole on Rue Marie-Anne Gaboury. And why not visit one of the many traditional restaurants in the city and impress your friends by ordering in French? You can visit La Boule Patisserie & Bakery on 101 St NW and ask for Cherry Boule or Mousse Gateau using the pronunciation you learn with Language Trainers! Taking French classes in Edmonton is like buying an all-inclusive pass to the city.

 

Where to Learn French in and around Edmonton

Taking French lessons in Edmonton is a wise investment. Language Trainers specializes in setting you up with the most suitable native speaker French trainer for your needs. Get in touch with us today and we will arrange for your tutor to go to your home or workplace. Or you can also meet at a public space, such as the Edmonton Public Library on Idylwylde, Tea Bar Café on 98 St or Coffee Bureau on Jasper Ave.

And if you are not based in Edmonton but live nearby, just let us know. We have great instructors ready to start teaching French in Beaumont, Fort Saskatchewan, Leduc, Spruce Grove and St. Albert.

What are you waiting for? Let’s go, allons-y!! Take one of our free online French level tests and send us an enquiry to get started on your road to mastery of French.

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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 EDMONTON
19.8%
of population
No. of Immigrants
in EDMONTON
25%
of population

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.

2-to-1 and Small Group
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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to reach a certain level
in French
30 Hours
Elementary
150 Hours
Intermediate
400 Hours
Advanced
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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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