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.
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.
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
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.
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.