Language of Instruction


The language of instruction at McGill University is English. Students may, if they wish, write term papers and examinations in French. It is recommended that students who lack proficiency in either French or English, avail themselves of the opportunity to take an intensive English or French as a Second Language course prior to, or early, in their program of studies.

Working knowledge of both languages is important for students who will be working in clinical affiliations throughout the province.

Please visit the French Language Center if you are interested in learning french as a second language while completing your studies at McGill Univseristy. The French Language Center department offers courses and cultural experiences throughout the year, take a moment to visit the  website for information.