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McGill University provides language instruction to eligible academic staff, their spouses and dependents.
|Mon Français Program||
Through the Mon Français Program, McGill University provides subsidized French language instruction to eligible academic staff on temporary work permits, and their spouses, through its School of Continuing Studies.
The Mon Français Program is intended to facilitate eligible staff members working at McGill on a temporary work permit to obtain a Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ), which is required to apply for Canadian permanent residency.
Academic staff on a temporary work permit can obtain a CSQ if they satisfy the requirements of the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l'Inclusion (MIDI). For the Programme Expérience Québec path, the CSQ applicant must demonstrate a minimum French proficiency at the Advanced Intermediate level (level 7) of the Échelle québécoise des niveaux de compétence en français des personnes immigrantes adultes or its equivalent (level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).
McGill’s Mon Français Program provides access to French language instruction (without credit) to meet this requirement.
Proof of level 7/level B2 French proficiency is recognized by MIDI as either:
Only courses in the part-time French program taken through the School of Continuing Studies are subsidized in the Mon Français Program.
Eligible courses include:
NOTE: Courses in Intensive French program are not eligible under the Mon Français Program.
Course fees for each eligible course will be waived by the University provided the participant completes the course with a passing grade. Fees for French Placement Tests and the TEFaQ French evaluation test will also be waived, or reimbursed (via expense report).
Slowing the Reappointment Clock
As a pilot project, eligible tenure-track academic staff engaged in French language training under the Mon Français Program may request a delay of reappointment consideration, provided that they have passed at least 200-hours of French instruction at the School of Continuing Studies prior to the year of reappointment consideration.
Requests are to be addressed to the Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) and submitted to the academic [dot] personnel [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Academic Personnel Office) approximately 3 months before the beginning of the year of reappointment consideration. Approval shall be confirmed in writing.
STEP 1: Identify Yourself
Identify yourself, (and your spouse, as applicable), as eligible for French language instruction under the Mon Français Program.
For this purpose, be sure to have on hand:
The School of Continuing Studies will verify your eligibility and guide you through the registration process.
STEP 2: Registration
You will be invited to:
Individuals with little or no knowledge of French who sign the waiver attesting that they are beginners will be exempted from the French Placement Test and will be registered in a Basic French course.
|Other Language Courses offered at McGill||
Staff and their dependents may enrol in other French, English and other language courses offered, for example, by the School of Continuing Studies, the Faculty of Arts and Human Resources.
Please consult Vivre En Français, and the appropriate websites for a full list of course offerings and conditions for registration.
Staff and their dependents may qualify for reimbursement of some of the fees associated with these courses. For information and conditions see: Tuition Assistance.
Subsidized language instruction is considered a taxable benefit to the individual enrolled in the course. Consequently, a Canadian Social Insurance Number (SIN) is required.