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The information below provides a summary of available offerings and the conditions for registration. Further details can be found on the relevant webpages of the indicated University departments and external agencies.
|For Staff on Temporary Work Permits||
The Mon Français Program, provides subsidized French language instruction to eligible full-time, ranked academic staff on temporary work permits, and their spouses, through McGill University's School of Continuing Studies.
Eligibility for the language training program ends three years after the date of a staff member's appointment. For further information,please contact the Academic Personnel Office at relocation.apo [at] mcgill.ca (subject: Mon%20Fran%C3%A7ais%20Info)
For continued language studies, consult the Benefits Office for information about the Staff Dependent Tuition Waiver Policy and the Educational Assistance Policy. Non-Canadian citizens must obtain a Study CAQ and valid study permit if intending to pursue a program of study that extends beyond six months.
The Mon Français Program is intended to facilitate eligible full-time ranked academic 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). Proof of level 7/level B2 French proficiency is recognized by MIDI as a passing grade in the TEFaQ French evaluation test established by MIDI. McGill’s Mon Français Program provides access to French language instruction (without credit) to meet this requirement.
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:
The placement test cost and eligible course fees will be waived provided the participant completes the course with a passing grade.
The TEFaQ Preparation Course and exam will be reimbursed (via expense report).
SLOWING THE REAPPOINTMENT CLOCK
Tenure-track academic staff engaged in French language training under the Mon Français Program may request a one-year delay of reappointment or tenure 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 Academic Personnel at least 3 months before the beginning of the year of reappointment consideration, or by June 1 of the year of tenure consideration. Approval will be confirmed in writing. Please email your request to relocation.apo [at] mcgill.ca (subject: Re-Appointment%20Clock%20%2F%20Mon%20Fran%C3%A7ais) .
Visit the School of Continuing Studies and ask to be registered in the Mon Français Program.
School of Continuing Studies
For assistance with registration at the School of Continuing Studies, contact Joey Settino at 514-398-4400, extension 089660, or by email at joey.settino [at] mcgill.ca
|For All Full-time Staff||
Full-time staff and their dependents may enrol in French, English and other language courses offered by the School of Continuing Studies or the Faculty of Arts, with the possibility of waived or reduced tuition, pursuant to the following terms:
For French courses:
An eligible employee, or dependent, will receive a tuition fee waiver once enrolled in a credit course taken as part of a McGill University degree, diploma or certificate program, and to credit courses taken as a special student. Upon registration, the eligible student must complete and submit the online form. Please note that not all programs are eligible for fee waiver/reduction.
Please refer to: http://www.mcgill.ca/student-accounts/awards-assistance/staff-tuition-policies for information on employee eligibility requirements, courses covered, as well as procedures on how and when to apply, or to obtain the:
The application form is available at https://home.mcgill.ca/hr-webforms/eea-form/ (you must sign in).
Subsidized language instruction is considered a taxable benefit to the individual enrolled in the course consequently each individual will require a Canadian Social Insurance Number (S.I.N.).
For All Staff
Courses in the Montreal Area
French language courses are available to Canadians and Permanent Residents looking to acquire or improve their French language skills through the Adult Education programs approved by the Quebec Ministry of Education (MEES) provided through:
Please consult the websites for information on the Français Langue Seconde/Francisation programs, the conditions for registration and the location of their centres across the city.
PRIVATE LANGUAGE SCHOOLS
There are many language schools in Montreal that offer a variety of courses, schedules, and pricing. Search online to find the one that best suits your needs.