French for Healthcare Professionals

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French for Healthcare Professionals

 

French for Healthcare Professionals courses are designed for current or future professionals in the healthcare field who wish to acquire speaking and listening skills and use French more confidently. The courses are aimed at helping students acquire the oral communication skills needed to function effectively in French in work-related settings. Participants will develop vocabulary, grammatical structures, and communication strategies through active, task-based learning activities based on professional scenarios in the healthcare sector. The courses are offered 100% online for maximum flexibility and accessibility. Asynchronous courses let students build skills by working with online content according to their own schedule. Synchronous courses provide real-time interaction with the instructor, with peers, and with specially-trained conversation partners to practice and build fluency.

    Type:  Courses
    Schedule: Part-time
    Time:   Saturday Mornings or Wednesday Nights
    Delivery: Online & Virtual
    Unit:   Global and Strategic Communication
    Questions?   languageshealthcare.scs [at] mcgill.ca
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    Course Descriptions

    The training consists of two courses at each level (students must pass both courses to move to the next level):

    • Virtual face-to-face courses (synchronous mode) are delivered by a teacher on a fixed date, at a specific time, three hours per week, for a period of 8 weeks. These courses focus on oral communication.
    • Self-directed online courses (asynchronous mode) are divided into 4 modules spread out over an 8-week period. Each module lasts approximately two weeks and consists in structured learning units that allow students to work independently (lessons, exercises, pronunciation, listening, reference material, etc.) and to communicate with a tutor.

    Please note that the content of all our courses is exclusively in French and focuses on the approach to health care professionals.


    Placement Test

    All new participants must write a French Placement Test to be placed into the appropriate level. Students can take the test once per session and the results are valid for one year.

    On the 3rd business day following the placement test, you will be notified by email of your placement test result. Registration for a workshop/level of the French for Medical Purposes Program can be done online by clicking on the links that will be included in the placement test result email.

    Beginner level participants:

    Beginner students who have little or no knowledge of French can fill out a waiver to be exempted from the Placement Test. Students who submit a waiver will be placed in our BASIC courses. If you are a beginner and would like to begin studying in this program, please fill out the waiver and email it to languageshealthcare.scs [at] mcgill.ca (subject: %20French%20for%20Healtcare%20Professionals%20-%20Waiver%20form, body: Name%3A%0A%0AStudent%20number%3A%0A%0AI%20am%20a%20beginner%20level%20student%20(with%20no%20or%20very%20little%20background%20in%20French).%0AI%20have%20read%20the%20above%20profile%20and%20believe%20that%20I%20am%20a%20Workshop%201%20student.%20%0AI%20understand%20that%20the%20instructor%20will%20re-evaluate%20my%20competence%20at%20the%20beginning%20of%20term%20and%20may%20recommend%20a%20transfer%20to%0Aanother%20level.%0A%0ALEARNER%20PROFILE%0A%E2%99%A6%20Oral%20comprehension%20(listening)%0AI%20have%20no%20oral%20comprehension%20in%20French%20or%20can%20understand%20a%20few%20isolated%20words.%0A%E2%99%A6%20Oral%20expression%20(speaking)%0AI%20am%20unable%20to%20speak%20French%20or%20can%20say%20a%20few%20isolated%20words.%0A%E2%99%A6%20Written%20comprehension%20(reading)%0AI%20have%20no%20reading%20comprehension%20or%20can%20read%20a%20few%20isolated%20words.%0A%E2%99%A6%20Global%20competence%0AI%20have%20no%20knowledge%20(or%20an%20extremely%20limited%20knowledge)%20of%20French.) .


    Session Dates

     

    Winter 2024:

    Virtual face-to-face courses (synchronous mode)

    January 10 to February 28, 2024 (Wednesdays)
    January 13 to March 2, 2024 (Saturdays)

    A series of eight weekly courses will be held on Saturday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Courses will be taught remotely (live online).

    Self-directed online courses (asynchronous mode)

    January 8 to March 2, 2024

    No fixed day and time, students to work independently.

     

    Spring 2024:

    Virtual face-to-face courses (synchronous mode)

    April 24 to June 12, 2024 (Wednesdays)
    April 27 to June 15, 2024 (Saturdays)

    A series of eight weekly courses will be held on Saturday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Courses will be taught remotely (live online).

    Self-directed online courses (asynchronous mode)

    April 22 to June 15, 2024

    No fixed day and time, students to work independently.

     

    Fall 2024:

    Virtual face-to-face courses (synchronous mode)

    September 18 to November 6, 2024 (Wednesdays)
    September 21 to November 9, 2024 (Saturdays)

    A series of eight weekly courses will be held on Saturday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Courses will be taught remotely (live online).

    Self-directed online courses (asynchronous mode)

    September 16 to November 9, 2024

    No fixed day and time, students to work independently.


    Registration

    If you already have a placement test result or you are a returning program student, you can register online here:

    LEVEL VIRTUAL COURSES (synchronous mode) ONLINE COURSES (asynchronous mode)
    Basic YCWFR 004-Basic French for Medical Purposes YCOFR 110-French for Healthcare Professionals Online: Basic
    Elementary YCWFR 005-Elementary French for Medical Purposes YCOFR 210 French for Healthcare Professionals Online: Elementary
    Low Intermediate YCWFR 006-Low Intermediate French for Medical Purposes YCOFR 310 French for Healthcare Professionals Online: Low Intermediate
    High Intermediate YCWFR 007-High Intermediate French for Medical Purposes YCOFR 340 French for Healthcare Professionals Online: High Intermediate
    Advanced YCWFR 008-Advanced French for Medical Purposes YCOFR 410 French for Healthcare Professionals Online: Advanced

    * Students must pass both courses to move to the next level.


     

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    Be sure to review all the necessary instructions and guidelines to help make your application process smooth and easy.

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    Need help?

    General inquiries: info.conted [at] mcgill.ca
    or call 514-398-6200

    Questions about this program?

    Contact us at languageshealthcare.scs [at] mcgill.ca or call us at 514-398-8973

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