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Language Policy

Language Policy

The main language of instruction at McGill is English. You have the right to write essays, examinations, and theses in English or in French except in courses where knowledge of a language is one of the objectives of the course.

If you need to improve your English skills, you should take an intensive course in English as a second language before or at the start of your studies. Information concerning second-language course offerings can be found in the Faculty of Arts section of this publication and in the Summer Studies and Continuing Education Calendars. There are special language requirements for Faculty of Education students; see Faculty of Education in this publication.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)