Student testimonial



I am very happy with my French Training from Alliance Francaise. It was very important that I reach the language requirement of my position in a specific timeframe, and they helped me do that. My teacher, Iryna, was great. She was very supportive and patient. She helped me pinpoint the things I didn’t know and learn them in a timely manner. She used several different strategies, including the online platform Apolearn, the AF books (Edito Pro) and exercises that she had amassed from her French training. I would recommend AF to colleagues.


Courses taken (2022)

Customized courses




I started to take general French classes with Alliance Francaise Ottawa since moving to

Ottawa during the pandemic. I was able to be part of a supportive community of French

language learners who were also undertaking the same journey. At the beginning, my goal

was to revisit French learning, develop confidence and become familiar with general topics

and vocabulary. I thoroughly enjoyed class discussions and the hard work that each

instructor put in to make classes as interactive as possible and tailored to an online setting.

After taking a few general French courses, I wanted to continue my learning at Alliance

Francaise Ottawa by focusing on my French oral communication skills. I was pleased to

learn that there are numerous specialized course offerings, including a French Oral



I benefitted from this workshop as it pushed me out of my comfort zone and

I learned to think and communicate spontaneously related to various discussion topics. I

carried this skill bit by bit to my workplace where I tried to initiate and respond to

correspondences in French, in written or verbal form. Finally, I took the SLE BBB

preparation course at Alliance Francaise Ottawa to prepare myself for the Government of

Canada second language evaluation exams. In this intensive course, I learned so much

from my instructor and colleagues as we covered a variety of useful workplace

grammar, vocabulary, and expressions.


I was successful in my SLE exams and have been grateful for individualized feedback and

groupwork in this course but also in all my other courses with Alliance Francaise Ottawa.

My French language-learning journey is still in progress as I continue to set my goals

and think about the next competency/skill that I would like to improve.

I would recommend to everyone to take advantage of Alliance Francaise

Ottawa’s vast course offerings and cultural events that allow for full French language

and cultural immersion.


Courses taken (2020-2022)

General French courses                     SLE preparation                   Oral workshop



I truly enjoyed my course with Alliance Française, especially with the guidance of my teacher Shabnam Khani. Shabnam  made me feel very comfortable to express myself in French with no judgments and she made conversations fun. I feel that I have fully progressed on my French by taking semi-private classes with Alliance Française and I will totally recommend this school to anyone looking to improve their French for work or personal reasons.


Courses taken (2019-2022)

General French courses




I took a SLE C level preparation course focused on the oral component and I found the instructor and the staff extremely welcoming and professional. The course was focused on preparing students to attain their level C on the Public Service exams and everyone was motivated. The instructor was obviously very experienced and took a personal and active interest in each of the students, facilitating conversational exercises aimed at helping each with what they requred to attain their goals.


Courses taken (2020)

SLE preparation