French for immigrants

Sign up for the Programme de francisation des immigrants adultes and make the transition to your new life faster and easier—at school, at work, and in Québec society. Since 1999, École de langues has been mandated by Québec’s Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration (MIFI) to provide French-language training to educated immigrants with permanent resident status.


Pursue your studies in French at Université Laval

Since the program was first offered at Université Laval in 1999, École de langues has helped countless students pursue undergraduate and graduate studies at Université Laval and go on to find employment in the fields for which they were already qualified.

This partnership with MIFI is a perfect fit for École de langues and for Université Laval as a whole, both in its mission to offer students an international education and its role in strengthening Québec society.

Learn about study allowances

Regular full time courses

Students who wish to be admitted to this program must first contact.

Course schedule

This program usually involves a weekly schedule of 20 hours of class time and 10 hours of reinforcement activities, for a maximum of 120 hours over 4 semesters.

Admission and registration

See the MIFI site to find out if you qualify for the program. We’ll assess your language proficiency and help you with the registration process.

In the Greater Montreal area: 514-864-9191
Toll free: 1 877 864-9191
From abroad: +1 514-864-9191

Register online to be a full-time student


Courses are offered throughout the year. Once you submit your application for admission, you can expect to start your training soon thereafter, even during the summer. Each session is 11 weeks, 5 days a week.

To consult the courses schedule

Specialized course in management, legal, and business French

This is a part‑time evening course in management, legal, and business French designed for adult immigrants who want to improve their spoken and written French in professional settings, including work meetings, interactions with colleagues, and dealings with the general public.

Information about French for immigrants

Diana Osorio Agudelo

418 656-2131, poste 404357

Pavillon Charles-De Koninck
Bureau 2270C