About us

In Edmonton

The Edmonton Alliance française is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1947 by Paulette Crévolin. Along with language classes, we offer a variety of social and cultural activities, such as: lunches, talks, exhibits, workshops, outings, and of course, cheese & wine! We also house a library for members to borrow books, CDs and DVDs. All students are automatically given a membership card to benefit from these services. Think of it as a bonus: a chance to join a community of French speakers!

In Canada

From Victoria to Halifax, there are nine Alliances françaises language schools.

In the world

Founded in Paris in 1883 the Alliance française now boasts a network of over 800 independently run associations, established in 135 different countries, teaching more than 420,000 students, all of which makes the Alliance française the largest French school in the world.

“Vive la différence” – Our outstanding staff offer instruction in modern and idiomatic French that is understood anywhere in the French speaking world.

A Worldwide Network to learn or practice French as a Foreign Language

L’Alliance Française is the largest network of French language and cultural centers in the world. There are 1,300 Alliance chapters established in 112 countries, serving 400,000 students. In Edmonton, any student can register all year long.

L’Alliance Française is dedicated to promoting French language and culture, and to fostering friendly relations between francophones and francophiles of all racial, national and ethnic origins.

With over 300 members, l’Alliance Française d’Edmonton, a non-profit, non governmental cultural and educational association, is headed by a Franco-Canadian board of directors. It is not subsidized by the French Government.

Committed to pedagogical and cultural excellency, l’Alliance Française offers a wide variety of French courses, social activities and cultural events, including lectures, concerts, films, exhibits, “wine and cheese” parties and discussion groups.

The Alliance is equipped with free Wi-Fi wireless internet access! Set up your laptop in our library or one of the classrooms and check your email before class or whenever you visit the Alliance. Ask the front desk for password.

For more information about us, read our latest Rapport d’activité 2016 (in French).