Francés lengua extranjera o segunda

French as a Second or Foreign Language

With more than 300 million speakers on 5 continents, French is the foreign language that we learn most often after English. The study of French not only allows you to discover a rich cultural universe, especially in the fields of arts, science and architecture, but is also an asset for anyone considering an international career.


Why study French as a Second or Foreign Language

Contrary to popular belief, French is not a difficult language. In fact, you can quickly start communicating in French after a few lessons. French does require a certain degree of precision, but the richness of the language allows you to express yourself in many different ways. Studying French can also help you learn other Romance languages (Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Catalan, or Romanian), as well as English, which derives 50% of its vocabulary from French.

Placement test

École de langues offers  a free online placement test to all prospective students applying for FLE courses. École de langues also recognizes scores obtained on the TFI, DELF, TCF, and TEF tests.


École de langues is pleased to offer, for the fourth year, bursaries to support non-francophone students. 

In the winter 2021 semester, 40 bursaries of $ 500 will be offered to students pursuing a graduate program or in preparatory schooling for a graduate program, if they are registered to 3 credits. The recipients of the bursaries will have to commit to their studies to make the most of it .

Anyone interested in receiving one of the bursaries needs to apply before January 15, 2021, by filling this form. To be eligible, you will have to be registered to at least one French as a foreign language course for the winter 2021 semester. 

The recipients will be advised in the third week of January. Meanwhile, it is highly recommended that new students take the online placement test that will have been sent to them by email.

The bursaries confirmation will take place starting January 26, after the deadline to withdraw with reimbursement. 


Studying French may lead you to consider pursuing your studies or living in Québec. It can help prepare you for a variety of careers, whether in translation, communications, government, the private sector, or one of the many international organizations where French is the language of work.

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