Did you know?
Facts and figures about French as a second language in Canada.
- Enrolment in French immersion schools has climbed 32 per cent in Ontario over five years.
- Bilingual employees are paid 14% higher than unilingual employees in Canada
But in the meantime:
- By the time students graduate high school, only 10 per cent achieve proficiency in French.
- The share of Canadians able to hold a conversation in both official languages is in decline for the first time in 50 years.
- Many families can not have access to French immersion programs by lack of spot in public schools.
French is an asset for the future of young Canadians.
- We invest the money we raise into French as a Second Language (FSL) programs with more than a century of experience to teach French in GTA.
- Our teams work closely to ensure that every dollar is accounted for and then provide reports back to our donors.
- Our teachers are all specialized in French as a second Language. We ensure our students the best practices to learn French, including cultural French immersion activities.
- Moreover, each dollar you give is abounded by another dollar given by Alliance Francaise Toronto.
- When we receive $ 650 donation, it allows us to receive a child for a complete school year FSL program (3-hour class every week)
- When we receive $1500 donation, it allows us to receive a child for a complete French immersion art and recreational activities (3-hour class every day).
With nearly 1000 locations in 136 countries, the Alliance Française is without a doubt the world’s largest network of cultural associations.
Alliance Française was founded in Paris, France in 1883 by Louis Pasteur, Ferdinand de Lesseps and Jules Verne and established in Toronto since 1902. Alliance Française Toronto has always embodied the modern values of humanism and a respect for linguistic and cultural diversity.
Over the last 30 years, Alliance Française Toronto has demonstrated its potential and vitality and has grown to become the largest French language school in Canada, with more than 6,500 adult and youth students enrolling each year at 5 conveniently located campuses across the GTA and a dynamic cultural centre presenting more than 100 events a year.
Alliance Française Toronto is a 100% Canadian non-profit and charity organization offering the GTA community a wide range of French as a Second Language classes to children, teenagers and adults from all levels.
112 years in Toronto
105 FSL certified teachers
5 campuses in the GTA
12 tests and diplomas regognized by Canadian and/or French governements
200 Artists from all around the French-speaking world