Learning French is the first step towards integrating into Quebec society. Mastering French will also give you a competitive edge in the workforce.
If you want to live and work in Quebec, learning French can simplify or accelerate the process of obtaining your Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ). In addition, many professional orders require their members to know French!
The Département d’études françaises offers French courses at all levels.
IMPORTANT! International students currently enrolled full-time at Concordia in a bachelor's, master's or doctorate will pay the Quebec rate for all French language courses taken in the Département d’études françaises. To know how much it will cost you, please use the tuition fee calculator.
The Département d’études françaises offers a French language intensive program. Students follow classes four mornings a week (Monday to Thursday) per summer term with Fridays reserved for cultural activities and outings throughout Montreal and the province.
Not only will the intensive program allow you to be fully immersed in a French-speaking environment on a daily basis, it will also enable international students with no previous knowledge of French to quickly meet the language requirements demanded by the Quebec experience program (PEQ) through Immigration Quebec.