Alliance Française was founded in Paris in 1883 by a group of visionary men including French scientist Louis Pasteur, business magnate Ferdinand de Lesseps and writer Jules Verne.
Today, over 400,000 students learn French across an international network of over 1,000 schools in 138 countries.
Established in 1902, Alliance Française de Toronto (AFT) is a registered charitable organization run by a Canadian board of directors. Its uniqueness lies in its double mission of promoting the use of the French language and developing the appreciation of francophone cultures.
Alliance Française de Toronto is accredited by the Canadian federal government. It is the largest private French language school in Canada with:
A wide range of courses including courses for children and adults, group courses and private tuition, courses for businesses, courses for public service employees, summer camps for children, etc.
It is the only officially accredited centre in the GTA to hold examinations (DELF/DALF, TCF, TEF) endorsed by the French government and to deliver internationally recognized French language diplomas.
Alliance Française de Toronto also offers cultural programs which promote artists, academics, Franco-Ontarian writers, but also French and European guests. With more than 80 events per year within an increasingly diversified programming, Alliance Française now provides a real cultural immersion through lectures and round-tables, art exhibits, concerts and cabarets, movie screenings and other social activities.