French Classes in Vancouver
If someone asked you which province in Canada is the best one to learn French in, Quebec may spring to mind first. However, many people choose to learn French in Vancouver. Some want to round out their language skills. Others are planning to take a vacation in France or Quebec and want to be able to communicate during their travels.
There are about 70,000 francophones (people whose first language is French) living in British Columbia, with approximately 30,000 of them living in Vancouver (Statistics Canada). While some minority groups live mainly in one neighbourhood of Vancouver, francophones are spread out across the entire city.
Whether you want to take French classes for business or pleasure, there are many opportunities to learn “the language of love.” If you're taking French for professional reasons, you will likely want to choose classes that focus more on skills such as grammar and pronunciation. However, if you are taking French purely for your own interest, you may choose a more casual conversational class.
Here are three options to consider if you want to learn French in Vancouver:
› Colleges and universities offer French classes for all levels. If you take French classes at a larger Vancouver university or college you will probably have a wide selection of dates and times.
› There are a number of community centres located in Vancouver, and they offer affordable courses in languages such as French, Spanish, and Mandarin.
› There are a few French community centres and educational organizations in the city that promote francophone culture through community events and language classes for all ages and levels.