Explore French culture with us!

February 25th: French Goûter & Conversation

February 25th: French Goûter & Conversation

Enjoy a sweet moment with us while practicing French!

February 26th: Board Games

February 26th: Board Games

Play some "jeux de société" with us to practice French!

February 27th: Boost your French

February 27th: Boost your French

 If you have trouble with your homework, join us for this free activity and boost your French!

February 28th: Kids Club

February 28th: Kids Club

Join the Kids Club and practice French with fun! RSVP mandatory. 

February 28th: Meet the authors!

February 28th: Meet the authors!

Hockey and poetry? Meet Calgarian authors and discover their books!

February 29th: Café-Philo

February 29th: Café-Philo

Join us for a thought-provoking discussion around a cup of coffee... or tea!

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Why learn French?



In today’s world, speaking one language is not enough. 220 million people speak French around the world! French is an official language in 29 countries and it is also the only language, alongside English, that is taught in every country in the world.


an official canadian language

French is one of Canada's two official languages and French communities can be found in every province. 21% of Canadians have French as their mother tongue. In Calgary, close to 7% of the population can speak both official languages. 


A career asset

 Language skills are often required for government positions, especially in federal departments. Studies have shown that Canadians fluent in both official languages have better opportunities than unilingual job candidates.


A traveller’s top choice

French is the only language that is spoken on all 5 continents! The ability to speak even a little French makes it more enjoyable to visit Québec or France, the world’s top tourist destination.


A cultural journey

Enter the worlds of cinema, gastronomy, literature, fashion and science! Discover the works of great French writers, poets, actors and singers. Learn French and embark on an unforgettable journey into the arts and culture of France, Québec and other Francophone parts of the world!


A way to meet new friends

Wit over 1,000 students every year at Alliance Française Calgary, you will meet new like-minded people who love cultural experiences and learning new things. A great way to expand your circle of friends! 


French is fun & familiar

Approximately 50 percent of English vocabulary is derived from French. It's not quite as simple as just learning the other 50 percent, but it is a good start! French is an easy language to learn and our teachers will help you learn in a fun and efficient way! 


Train your brain

Learning a second language stimulates the brain! A 2014 study found that reading, verbal fluency, and intelligence were improved in people who learned a second language, even if they took up the language later in life.  

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