Courses & Resources






French for Professional Purposes

The McGill French Language Centre offers French language courses specifically designed for students registered in professional programs for health and social sciences with the aim of preparing them for professional practice in Quebec.

Intensive summer courses

Life and learning combined in a single, unique higher education experience at a prestigious university in the heart of the largest French speaking city of the North America.

French Language Centre options

Fall, Winter, Summer options along with courses, French Minors and focus areas, activities and events, and further resources.

French Language Courses (PDF) This PDF document developed by the French Language Centre gives an overview of French courses for health and social work students. 



Certificate of Proficiency: Professional Communications

A professional program offering evenings/weekends credit courses (Fall/Winter/Spring - 39 hours).

Certificate of Proficiency in Written French – Workplace Communication, Online

Advance your career by improving your professional writing skills in our online program French for Workplace Communication.

French for Medical Purposes Program French for Medical Workshops are designed for future healthcare professionals wishing to acquire competency in speaking and listening.



McGill Medical Student Society Clinical French Club

The club provides a structured, collaborative environment for medical students to master the essentials of clinical French.

Nursing Peer Mentorship Program (NPMP)

Ongoing French language workshops for different levels are offered throughout the year as well as Clinical Survival Workshops.


Free online app for language learning.

Canopy Medical Translator App

Medical phrases in 15 languages (both audio and text) with questions and replies to allow for collaborations with colleagues, patients and families.

Medical French: Healthcare Phrasebook

Phrases in medical French including a review of systems.

Le petit guide des habiletés cliniques

A well-reviewed handbook on clinical French.

English-French Guide to Social Services Terminology

Additional copies may be available through Dialogue McGill.

Vivre McGill en français

A project through the School of Continuing Studies, this initiative aims to promote the presence of French at McGill and in the community.



Dawson College

Continuing Education courses and for-credit course options.                                                                                                                                                            

Concordia University, Centre for Continuing Education

A range of courses from introductory to advanced level.

Université de Montréal, Faculté de l’éducation permanente

A range of course offerings from intenstive summer programs to for-credit certificates.


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