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 estimator.
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. For more information, contact the French Studies Department at: email@example.com .
How to register for a French credit course
If you have no previous knowledge of French, please send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org mentioning this and we will give you permission to register for FRAN 211.
If you have previous knowledge of French, follow these steps :
Take the placement test.
Do the 4 following parts : LISTENING - WRITING - READING - STRUCTURES (no need to do the vocabulary part) and take note (or a picture) of your results (A2, B1, C1, etc.) for each part.
Write a short paragraph written by you in French (100 words). You should introduce yourself (your studies, your interests, hobbies, last travel, etc). Please do not use any software such as Antidote.
Do a short recording (3 min) of you speaking French. Please talk about the French courses previously taken (when? where? for how long? which level?). Tell us if you use French daily.
Send an email to email@example.com and include your results, your name, your student identification number, your answer to the question and your recording.
Please be honest in your evaluation, so you can be placed in a class that corresponds to your level.
You must first be admitted as an undergraduate independent student in order to sign up to an undergraduate class from the French Department. You will therefore have two statuses at Concordia : graduate student, and undergraduate independent student (for your French courses only).
Your undergraduate GPA will not be counted in your graduate GPA.