How to get started with learning French

Step 1 - Talk to us!

Contact us directly at 403-245-5662 to discuss your language goals and we'll be happy to explain all the options available! 

Alternatively, ask for a callback from Sophie, our courses manager. She'll be able to assess your level of French and introduce you to our course offerings!

Or... if you already know your level of French, be bold and book a class directly (skip step 1)!

Step 2 - Become a member!

Become a member of the AFC, a non-profit & charity organization established in Calgary in 1947!

Being a member gives you access to all of our classes and services, including our many FREE social activities...

This is the start of your French journey in Calgary and beyond!

BECOME A MEMBER BECOME A MEMBER

Step 3 - Choose your class!

Choose your class from our wide course selection! Find classes that align with your goals and dive in!

You have the ability to either join our group classes or to book a private class with one of our amazing instructors! Easy!

BROWSE OUR COURSES BROWSE OUR COURSES

BOOK A PRIVATE CLASS BOOK A PRIVATE CLASS

Step 4 - Put your French skills in motion!

This is completely optional but highly recommended!

Put your French in practice and join one of our many FREE social activities to practice French, or borrow resources from our awesome library. 
Get involved in anything and everything that piques your curiosity!

BROWSE OUR EVENTS BROWSE OUR EVENTS

What they say about us!



I am having the best learning experience with AF Calgary! The instructors are excellent, the staff is very welcoming and kind, and both in-person and online classes are great.
John  



AF Calgary is a great space not only to learn the French language but also to meet people and have interesting conversations. The friendly staff are passionate about what they do...

Chitra  
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Why choose the Alliance Française of Calgary?

1,200
happy students every year

99%
satisfied

20
Magical teachers

Small class
size

from $13.5/hr
course fee

Free
placement test

All levels
and ages

Quality
French cultural events

Many
great locations

Learning Support

800+
Alliances Françaises around the world

Biggest
all-French library in Western Canada

Official
certifications for your 
level of French

Non-profit
Calgarian Association

Immersive
experience

Fun & efficient
approach

Cultural
discovery

More than 75
years of teaching expertise

Are you convinced yet?


Our courses are focused on a communicative approach with active participation in classes. Our groups are small (6 to 12 students), which is perfect for interaction!


Our teaching philosophy is in line with the CEFRL (Common European Framework of reference for Languages), the premier international standard adopted by the best language schools around the world. What's more? The Alliance Française is the only language school worldwide accredited by the French government.


All our teachers are experienced and qualified! They know how to create a friendly atmosphere where learning French is efficient and fun!


We offer a complete immersive French experience: students have opportunities to practice French outside of the classroom through our many cultural & social events!


Our media-library offers more than 8,000 resources to complement your learning experience, including resources specifically designed for French language learners!