The French at Work Program

Bienvenue – Welcome!

Organizational Development, in collaboration with School of Continuing Studies Global and Strategic Communication (GSC) domain, welcomes you to the free French at Work program for Administrative and Support Staff. 

This dynamic six-week program has been adapted to our evolving times to ensure the best results for our participants. The new content is structured to enable participants to develop and improve their competence in spoken and written French by consolidating the foundations of their language learning.

Using an online support approach, participants improve and build on their French language skills in the workplace. This is achieved via participation in various activities, conversations, practice and with additional self-directed content online.

If you require more information, other than what is outlined below, please contact via e-mail: [at]

The French at Work Program is split into 4 Levels. If a Level is comprised of 2 Modules it is important to note that the Modules do not need to be taken in succession and are simply 2 parts of a whole.


  • Premier contact en français (First contact in French)
  • Place au français au travail (French in the workplace)


  • La communication de renseignements (Communicating Information)
  • La vie au bureau (Office Life)


  • Le service à la clientèle: la gestion de plainte (Client Service: Managing Complaints
  • Les relations interpersonnelles (Interpersonal relationship)


  • Les valeurs au travail (Work values)
  • L’art de la communication (The art of communication)


 A placement test is mandatory for all first-time applicants (Administrative and Support Staff) entering the program.  The test is valid for one year and includes an oral, reading comprehension, grammar questionnaire and a written question and answer portion. Please sign in to register for a French placement test.


If you have no knowledge of French and are interested in the NIVEAU DÉBUTANT 1/BEGINNER 1 LEVEL, complete and return this form to [at]


Fall 2023 (Online)

September 11, 2023 to October 23, 2023

November 6, 2023 to December 13, 2023

Winter 2024 (Online)

January 15, 2024 to February 21, 2024

March 11, 2024 to April 22, 2024

Spring 2024 (Online)

May 6, 2024 to June 19, 2024


The completion of a Level is based on a minimum attendance of 4 out of 6 sessions. Should this requirement not be met, the participant will be asked to repeat the Module/Level before moving on.

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