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Where to learn french in Toronto?




Where to learn basic French language in Toronto?

 
Gappi

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Post ID: 195137 11-04-12 15:10:44
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jigz787
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I studied here.
http://www.alliance-francaise.ca/en/
But they weren't cheap for me, see if it fits in your budget.


 
Post ID: 195155 12-04-12 00:45:17
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san-hugo
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How is your french Jig787 ? , how do you practice ? where do you get the motivation ?

there are so many jobs for bilinguals which we are missing out on bcs french just does not getting into the head !


 
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Portia
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I took a course at Ryerson and it was okay. It might be better for very basic level. Beyond that the main thing you need is practice and it is difficult to get that in a classroom with 20 anglophones and one French teacher. Also, the courses in continuing ed are for credit so you have to do homework and an exam which I found stressful while I was working full time.

I haven't tried Alliance Francaise in Toronto, I went to their school in Paris and it wasn't what I expected. I've heard their international schools are better though. A coworkers boyfriend went through all the levels here and obtained a bilingual position with Bell or Rogers, can't recall which one. They later relocated to Ottawa where bilingualism (English/French) is more necessary.

I've had good luck with tutors from craigslist. Two were students and I did not have to pay them much and got one on one attention. One was a professor. His rates were fairly high but he was excellent and able to use space at U of T (otherwise you have to meet tutors in coffee shops etc.). He only works with intermediate students but I'm sure there are new people looking for students online.

I think College Boreal is another option and the Toronto District School Board offers French classes for adults through continuing education at a few of its schools.

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Last edited by: Portia on 13-04-12 00:27:30
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jigz787
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Quote:
Originally posted by jigz787

I studied here.
http://www.alliance-francaise.ca/en/
But they weren't cheap for me, see if it fits in your budget.


Well in my case I studied upto level 3 (103) at alliance francaise but my sole purpose to learn french was for immigration. I came to Canada at a very younge and I did not have enough 67 points to qualify for federal skilled worker cataory immigration. I was short 2 points to qualify but I eneded up with 1 point extra above 67 by donig French classes and TEF french exam.
This is about 9 years ago and since after I never spoke a word in French so if you ask me now, I don't know anything of French :D


 
Last edited by: jigz787 on 13-04-12 22:53:24
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bhootnath
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Recent posts from one of the very active user of this forum shows significant improvement in his French language skills...may be he can give some guidance as to how you can learn/practice French by re-immigrating to India.....

 
Last edited by: bhootnath on 14-04-12 01:00:08
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