Learn French

Learn French

Whether you want to start from scratch with your verb conjugaisons, brush up on your conversation skills or immerse yourself in an intensive five-level program, McGill has various French-language instruction options to suit the needs of current and prospective students:

French Language Centre

The French as a Second Language (FRSL) offerings include a variety of credit courses given throughout the year to students in any academic program.
A placement test and departmental permission are required as well as mandatory class attendance throughout first two weeks in order to remain in the class.
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School of Continuing Studies

The Intensive French Program - language and culture - is a five-level program with a primary aim of easing students into a French-language socio-cultural setting. The Part-Time French Program is oriented toward professional needs, however, it is open to students as well.
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Quebec Studies

The McGill Quebec Studies Summer Institute is a five-week-long program, combining French language instruction and Quebec history, including themes such as the Quiet Revolution, Quebec cinema and Religion and identity.
A placement test and departmental permission are required
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Département de langue et littérature françaises

The Département de langue et littérature françaises, part of the Faculty of Arts, offers a degree in French language and literature and translation. Some courses are open to students belonging to other departments.
An aptitude test and a diplôme d'études collégiales (DEC) or equivalent are required.
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International students enrolled in a Bachelor, Master’s or Doctoral program AND who are registered in an eligible French course(s) are eligible for an exemption from international tuition for the French course(s) only.* See if you are eligible here and check out the reduction eligibility requirements for certain French courses here.

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