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Learn French at Alliance Française Ottawa

Alliance Française Ottawa offers a wide range of French courses, from beginner to the more advanced level. So whether your interests are linguistic, cultural or professional, there is a course for you at Alliance Française Ottawa. Whether you are looking to learn the French language, perfect yourself in a specific skill, maintain your level of French, or practice before an exam, the French second language courses at the Alliance Française Ottawa are made for you.

Expertise recognised internationally

Alliance Française Ottawa follows the European framework for Languages, also called CEFR, a reference tool in the fields of language learning and teaching around the world adopted by recognized institutions such as the British Council, the Goethe Institute and the Instituto Cervantes.

Highly qualified and experienced instructors

Alliance Française Ottawa offers quality education provided by selected, highly qualified, French-language teachers, and experts in French second-language education and teaching. They use every day modern digital tools that promote learning: interactive digital boards, tablets, e-learning platforms, digital resources, etc.

Qualified courses

Alliance Française Ottawa offers communication-based learning, to progress in the four communication skills (speaking, listening, writing and reading), specific workshops to deepen some linguistic or oral communication aspects conversation workshops, French grammar courses) and test preparation courses (proficiency tests in French as a second language for the Canadian public service). To promote communication, interaction between learners and ensure qualified courses, our classes are composed of small-sized groups.Alliance Française Ottawa is an official examination center for several internationally recognised diploma tests, and can provide you with its expertise in assessing the level of proficiency in French.


Free access to the media library to consult and borrow learning books, literature and DVDs, but also to study in a friendly living space.Free access also to the online library Culturethèque: books, comics, movies, concerts, newspapers, magazines, debates, novels, and much more! All items are available for permanent online access and some (including books) are available for download. The entire library is accessible via smartphone, tablet, e-reader or any computer. Access included with your course registration.

Alliance Française, a non profit Canadian organisation

Training fees eligible for the tuition tax credit: tax certificates are issued in February showing eligible fees paid for the tax year.

More than just a French school…

Alliance Française Ottawa is also a cultural centre and offers you different activities throughout the year! Between film-screenings, concerts and exhibitions; between classical works, historic facts and modern works, Alliance Française Ottawa gives you the opportunity to practice French differently!