Who are we ?
Founded in 1947 by Paulette Crévolin, l’Alliance française of Edmonton is a non-profit organization, part of the Alliance française network around the globe. The alliances françaises’ main goals are to promote the French language, francophone cultures and to support intercultural exchanges. They are present in 143 countries with over 800 centers. We self-finance thanks to our classes, the support of our members, donations and various subventions.
The Alliance française of Edmonton is part of the 9 alliances in Canada: Calgary, Halifax, Edmonton, Moncton, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria and Winnipeg. We work as a team to organize events nationwide. We also develop our teaching methods to ensure the best learning experience and the professionalism of our teachers.
At the Alliance française of Edmonton, we develop our French classes to offer quality programs for adults, children, companies and federal agents looking to strengthen their French abilities.To ensure the very best learning environment, we keep our class sizes between 5-15 students and our teachers are all trained in “Teaching French as a Second Language” (FLE). Depending on your level and your needs, you can decide to enroll in regular language classes, intensive grammar, interaction, an autonomous learning…We also build partnerships to support French immersion schools and FLS (teaching of French as a foreign language), whether it is through workshops or as an exam center (the DELF/DALF exam is available for children from grade 9th to 12th).
What about culture?
We also organize many events to illustrate the cultural diversity of Francophones communities. Most of them are free and open to everyone, like our social monthly meetups (movie nights…). One of our most important events of the year is Make Music Edmonton, an open-air music festival, inspired by the French tradition of the Fête de la Musique. It hosts professional and amateurs artists from all backgrounds and genres to offer a varied and free program to the public. You can attend our French Film Festival or one-day celebrations like Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day.