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A leader in cultural diversity

École de langues is Université Laval’s gateway to language learning, offering courses in French and English and eight foreign languages for the personal and professional enrichment of undergraduate and graduate students in every faculty. As a student, you’ll enjoy personalized instruction delivered by passionate teachers, whether you’re studying on campus, online, or a mix of both.


Monica Gehrig, certificate in French as a foreign language

Monica Gehrig

Certificate in French as a Foreign Language, Upper Intermediate Level

I’m a student in the French as a Foreign Language Certificate Program, upper intermediate level, at Université Laval. Before coming to Québec, I was working and had completed a master’s degree in environmental education and communications. I’d always worked for organizations that offered their programs in French and English, but I could only teach them in English. I wanted to be able to offer the programs in both of Canada’s official languages. I chose Université Laval because of its historical importance for francophones and because the school of languages has a good reputation—and with good reason! The teachers and group leaders were amazing. I had others reasons for wanting to study French, as well. Part of my family is from Québec and I wanted to find out more about the province’s history. What’s more, I had always dreamed of learning French. My goal is to stay in Québec City and work in environmental education and communications. I’m hoping to get a job with a non‑profit organization, Université Laval, or the government. Studying at Université Laval is helping me to learn French and reach my goals. It’s also a lot of fun!

École de langues in videos

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Want to learn or master a second or foreign language? Planning a trip abroad? Université Laval’s École de langues uses innovative approaches to help you improve your language skills.

A hybrid approach to language learning

Cristina Carrillo, an instructor with École de langues in the Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences, tells us how she developed a Spanish course that combines classroom and online learning.

When professors change lives: Meet Catherine Lemay and Rachel C. Vogel

Lecturer Catherine Lemay and Instructor Rachel C. Vogel from the Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences spoke with Université Laval’s Instructional Support Office as part of an article series in the campus newspaper on professors who change lives.

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