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About us

Our mission and philosophy

We believe that learning a second language is not only a chance to open up a gate on a new culture and create life-changing opportunities, but also that bilingual skills are a critical asset in today’s interconnected world. Our mission is to offer every child to build the best foundations in the French language by creating programs that are both result-oriented and provide a fun, convivial experience. To help achieve this balance, we follow these key principles that we think are essential to successful learning:

  • trained instructors who are native speakers of French with a deep understanding of the medium language
  • a well-defined curriculum with a clear set of objectives for each course
  • a methodology based on a strong communicative approachinspired by the best classroom practices
  • small groups to create the conditions for active participation during the class
  • student involvement outside the classroom via a customized homework plan
  • age-appropriate educational resources that are both effective and appealing

Our history

We founded Ma Classe back in 2012 with a handful of children enrolled in French Immersion who needed homework support and tutoring. We quickly expanded our offer with group classes, afterschool activities and day camps for a variety of levels and ages, including young beginners, as we moved to our High Park centre. In 2016, we started our Asset French program, a not-for-profit initiative to respond to requests for conversational French classes from local parents and young professionals. The program was later implemented full-time at our Islington office where it still takes place today.

What makes us different

As a small-sized business entirely run by instructors, we always prioritize our students’ academic needs over financial considerations. We create close relationships with students and parents and commit to accompanying and supporting your child at every stage of their learning journey. We think that our passion for teaching and multi-level expertise in second language instruction, educational resources and curriculum development make us a premium choice for parents interested in fun yet effective French classes for their children.

Over the years we have built strong, long-term connections with local families and schools with a constant focus on developing our expertise and designing new exciting programs for our students.

Meet our head instructors