French in Vancouver

Vancouver is world-famous for its beautiful mountainous backdrop and a reputation as one of the most diverse and multicultural cities in Canada. This city of 646,000 people is a welcoming place for citizens and tourists of different countries, cultures and languages from all over the world. In fact, more than half the population of Vancouver speaks a language other than English. One of those languages is French, which ranks within the top ten most spoken languages worldwide. According to the 2016 census, there are around 25,000 people in Vancouver who speak French as a first language. If you would like to communicate with these people, understand menus in French or even travel to a French-speaking country and make the most out of your experience, taking a course with Language Trainers will come in handy.

Why Study French in Vancouver

For Work and Travel: If you are thinking of taking French courses in Vancouver for professional purposes, you can contact the Vancouver Chamber of Commerce on West 7th Avenue, a non-profit organization that has been helping and supporting French entrepreneurs and businesses in the region for more than 30 years. Every year, their events attract more than 500 entrepreneurs and small business owners. Why not attend and take advantage of this opportunity to network with other businesspeople? Impress them with the language skills you acquire with Language Trainers! Also, learning a second language not only looks good on your CV but is an asset if you are planning to go on a trip to a French-speaking country. Learning French before you travel will make you more confident in both France and any of the other 29 countries where French is an official language. 

For Culture: If you are interested in Francophone culture, then you can get involved and practise French right on your doorstep, here in Vancouver. The Centre Culturel Francophone de Vancouver on West 7th Avenue, for example, regularly hosts events in French, with everything from visual art exhibitions to music concerts held throughout the year. Also, the Festival du Bois, an event that has been organized since 1989, celebrates all things francophone and French-Canadian culture for a whole weekend. For food lovers, there is the annual Goût de France that takes place worldwide, and in Vancouver, is hosted in various venues across the city. This is a celebration of French cuisine that is not to be missed. Taking French lessons in Vancouver will help you get the full experience from all these events! 

For Social: If you are looking to practise your French and make new friends, you can join the Vancouver French Language Meetup Group. You will be able to meet with others in your area who are also interested in the French language. All ages and levels of proficiency are welcome, so don’t be shy and put into use everything you learn in your lessons with us! After a meeting, you may want to take your new friends to a French restaurant, such as Absinthe Bistro on Commercial Dr., where you can taste chicken liver terrine topped with a sprinkle of fleur de sel set atop apple aioli and an onion beet confit. Another nice option for some French traditional food is Le Crocodile on Burrard Street. There, you can order salade nicoise, duck confit and even delicious crème brûlée. Impress your friends and the waiter with your flawless French pronunciation!

 

Where to Learn French in and around Vancouver

Why not join the 220 million French speakers across the world in speaking their language? Contact us to arrange a study program that is tailored to your needs, and we will arrange for a tutor to go to your home or workplace. You can also meet at a public space, such as the Vancouver Public Library on Georgia St., Kafka’s Coffee and Tea on Main St. or Nemesis Coffee on Hastings St.

If you are not based in downtown Vancouver, you should still send us an inquiry. We have language tutors ready to start teaching in Coquitlam, Surrey, Richmond and Burnaby.

What are you waiting for? Let’s go, allons-y! And if you have studied French before, you can take one of our free French Level Tests so we can design a course that truly suits your requirements and abilities!

Interesting Language Facts

Bilingual men earn 3.6% more and bilingual women earn 6.6% more than their monolingual counterparts.

Nearly 7 million Canadians learn French as their first language.

The onset of dementia can be delayed by 4 years in bilinguals compared to monolinguals.
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 VANCOUVER
52%
of population
No. of Immigrants
in VANCOUVER
28%
of population

1-on-1 General French Course in Vancouver

Our general one-on-one courses in Vancouver 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 Vancouver

Our French courses in Vancouver 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 Vancouver (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 Vancouver
are already registered with Language Trainers.

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Take our French Language Level Test.

Let us know why you need to learn French and include the time and location that best suit you.

Review our quote and, if you are happy with it, receive our invoice and Agreement form.

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

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Throughout your French course, the Language Trainers Academic Team will be on hand to help you with any queries.
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