The Alliances Française in Canada offer high quality trainings for French as a second language with classes that are well adapted to the needs and characteristics of the Canadian market. The Alliances are also centers for international exams and diploma (DELF, DALF, DEAFLE) and tests (TCF, TEF). And finally they are cultural centers, opening to Canadiens a window on all the francophonies around the world and starting an intercultural dialogue via food, movies, books, conferences and more.
With the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, our 9 Alliances in Canada (Moncton, Halifax, Ottawa, Toronto, Manitoba, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver and Victoria) had to close their doors to the public mid March like most schools.
But French classes are not stopping anyway: the teams of teachers across Canada have changed their way of teaching very quickly to adapt to the new sanitary situation and answer the needs of their students.
In order to maintain the offer of French classes, the 9 language schools are mainly using 2 platforms right now:
to communicate directly with students
an e-learning platform for teachers.
Across Canada, around 2 700 students continue learning French online right now, with their 137 teachers in this forced digitaltransition.
These changes have helped offer new classes like « s’aérer sans sortir » and conversation course « 30’easy French ». Lots of learning and cultural resources are also shared on the Alliances’social networks accounts to help you keep busy at home.
In the past weeks, the enthusiasm and adaptability of the students and teachers at the Alliances françaises in Canada prove we can still learn in a different environment, maintain a special bound despite isolation and bring the francophiles across Canada together.
Classes are still going on
No interruption, classes are done online using Zoom.
Continuity in classes
All French courses are available and happen online. For more detail you can contact us at [email protected] or call 613-234-9470.
While we can’t organize anything right now we suggest you to register at Culturethèque, an online platform from the Institut français with more than 50 000 resources (newspapers, books, vidéos, music, etc).
You can also follow us on social network (Facebook, Instagram, twitter, linkedin) where we share resources on a daily basis.