Program description

During the four months of the program, you will take more than 300 hours of French courses adapted to the university environment that will help you move from level B1 to level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL) (level 6 to level 8 according to the Échelle québécoise).

Divided into five modules of approximately three weeks each, the syllabus combines videoconferencing, exercises to work alone and coaching in small groups or on an individual basis.

The program is full-time and includes approximately 30 hours of work per week structured according to the following schedules:

  • 5 hours per day, Monday to Thursday, 9-11:30 a.m. (ET) and 1-3:30 p.m. (ET) 
  • 2 hours on Friday, 1-3 p.m. (ET) 
  • 2 hours on Friday morning (personal work) 

Weekly workload : 10 to 15 hours

Themes covered

Module 1 - Living at university
Become familiar with how studies in Quebec work while discovering the campus and the university district.

Module 2 - Living in Montreal/Quebec
Learn more about life in Montreal, the biggest city in the province of Quebec.

Module 3 – Social issues 
Discuss current topics such as artificial intelligence, women's rights, the environment and much more in order to develop your critical thinking skills in French.

Module 4 - French at work and at university
Learn about the workplace: internships and companies, relationships between colleagues, bosses and teachers.

Module 5 - Successful university studies
Prepare for a university program in French by developing oral communication skills, in a formal or an academic context.

Teaching methods

The program aims, among other things, to simulate communication situations that students are likely to experience in their school, work and social life. Teachers maintain a pedagogical relationship with you to ensure your progress.

Designed for collaboration and interactivity among group members, the suggested activities will encourage them to:

  • properly structure their thinking
  • properly structure their sentences
  • use correct, varied, precise and rich vocabulary
  • speak fluently with clear intonation
  • respect the rules of spelling and grammar