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Alliances françaises

You want to learn French or improve your level of proficiency in French, or your child wants to learn French or improve his/her level of proficiency in French.

The nine Alliance française locations in Canada offer French courses for everyone: adults, students, parents of students, and teachers. They are part of the worldwide Alliance française network: 850 establishments in 137 countries, working to promote the French language and Francophone cultures.

 

Adults (individual learners, companies, various institutions and organizations):

Objectives: to master French-language skills for personal or professional reasons.

Focus: Language programs that focus on general French skills and promote interaction or other specific programs developed in advance (second language evaluation preparation, etc.)

Organization: various formats: group/private courses, intensive/extensive courses, online courses. See the programming offered by each Alliance.

Rate: Consult your Alliance française location.

Students (5-17 years old):

Objectives: to improve learners’ level of proficiency in French, to develop skills of use in French classes (French immersion, etc.)

Focus: Group courses adapted to younger learners.

Organization: See programming offered by different Alliance locations. Different programming available.

Rate: Consult your Alliance française location.

Children (3-4 years old): 

Objective: to prepare preschool-aged children for primary-level francophone and French immersion classes.
Focus: familiarity with the French language through games, songs, picture books, and fun activities.
Organization:
After kindergarten in periods of a maximum of 90 minutes
Location and times to be determined on the basis of need (transportation costs for teachers may apply)
Rate: $20.40 CAD per hour per student (minimum three children of equivalent level per group)

Parents: helping children with their homework
Objective:
to give parents the resources necessary to extend their children’s French immersion experience into the home.
Focus: familiarity with textbooks and authentic French documents, while improving students’ everyday French.
Organization:
14 hours of courses per semester: seven two-hour sessions, based on the school calendar
Location and times to be determined on the basis of need (transportation fees for teachers may apply)
Rate: $198 per session and per parent, minimum of five participants of equivalent level per group.

Teachers: improving your level of French through ongoing education
Objectives:
To improve learners’ level of proficiency in France in the classroom. Introduction to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL).
Focus: to know how to give advice to students; to correct and encourage students in French; and to improve general proficiency in professional French in order to feel more at ease in the classroom. Introduction to the CEFRL and strategies for its implementation in teaching methods and evaluation.
Organization:
Program to be developed based on your professional needs
Location and times to be determined on the basis of need (transportation fees for teachers may apply)
(Base) rate: $30 CAD per hour per person (minimum four participants of equivalent level per group)

Most Alliance française locations in Canada offer French classes for students in immersion programs throughout the year, in addition to summer camps. Every Alliance française location in Canada offers French courses for adults throughout the year (general French and specialized French).

 

The nine Alliance française locations in Canada

 

Further information

Alliances française locations in Canada : http://www.af.ca

Contact

Xavier Moquet
Education Attaché

Lise Bessiere
Education Officer
Central management of Delf-Dalf in Canada

 

educatif-linguistique@ambafrance-ca.org

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