French as a Second or Foreign Language at École de langues UL

French as a Second or Foreign Language

With more than 200 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.

Regular Courses (15 weeks)

What is special about our program? We have a team of experienced teachers and enthusiastic monitors ready to give you a solid training in French. Alternating between the courses in class and the socio-cultural activities allows students to exchange in French in a motivating setting. We also make sure our students are living a full immersion in a cosy, dynamic and secure environment.

Program: Credited or Non-Credited

L'École de langues (ELUL) offers 15-week credited and non credited semesters during the following periods:

  • Fall : September 3 to December 13
  • Autumn January 13 to April 24

Our courses are separated in 5 levels that allows you to progress from beginner to a B2 level. You can register for a full-time semester (4 to 5 courses) or a part time one.

Admission (for all candidates)

To be eligible in our French as a Foreign Language course, you need to:

  • have another language than French as your first language
  • be above or be 18 years old at the beginning of the program
  • take the online placement test

L’École de langues does not accept any auditor.

Our courses

Elementary

Sigle Nom du cours Crédits Session
      Automne Hiver Été 1re période Été 2e période
FLE-1222 Correction phonétique I 3    
FLE-1223 Communication orale et écrite (élémentaire) 3    
FLE-1400 Initiation au français en milieu québécois 3    

Intermediate I

Sigle Nom du cours Crédits Session
      Automne Hiver Été 1repériode Été 2epériode
FLE-2114 Langue orale et écrite (intermédiaire) 3    
FLE-2145 Communication orale – expression et compréhension (intermédiaire I) 3    
FLE-2214 Communication écrite 3    

Intermediate II

Sigle Nom du cours Crédits Session
      Automne Hiver Été 1re période Été 2e période
FLE-2215 Langue orale et écrite (intermédiaire) 3    
FLE-2245 Communication orale intermédiaire ll 3    
FLE-2314 Communication écrite intermédiaire ll 3    
FLE-2432 Correction phonétique II 3    
FLE-2003 Étude active du français parlé 3    

Intermediate-advanced

Sigle Nom du cours Crédits Session
      Automne Hiver Été 1re période Été 2e période
FLE-3114 Étude active du français parlé II 3    
FLE-3219 Vocabulaire français: enrichissement 3    
FLE-3221 Langue orale et écrite (intermédiaire-avancé) 3    
FLE-3412 Textes disciplinaires 3    
FLE-3413 Communication orale en public (intermédiaire-avancé) 3    
FLE-3411 Rédaction et stylistique 3    

Advanced

Sigle Nom du cours Crédits Session
      Automne Hiver Été 1re période Été 2e période
FLE-3002 Français avancé : grammaire et rédaction 1 3    
FRN-3003 Français avancé : grammaire et rédaction II 3      
FRN-3003 Z1 Français avancé : grammaire et rédaction II 3   √ à distance √ à distance  

Please follow the link for an example of a weekly schedule (PDF, 75.8 Ko)

Course plan and detailed information

Sigle Cours Automne Hiver Printemps Été Plan de cours Renseignements détaillés
FLE-1141 Français intensif I: langue orale et écrite     Plan de cours (PDF, 270 Ko) Renseignements
FLE-1142 Français intensif I: correction phonétique     Plan de cours (PDF, 214 Ko) Renseignements
FLE-1222 Correction phonétique I     Plan de cours (PDF, 67 Ko) Renseignements
FLE-1223 Communication orale et écrite (élémentaire)     Plan de cours (PDF, 76 Ko) Renseignements
FLE-1241 Français intensif II: langue orale et écrite     Plan de cours (PDF, 442 Ko) Renseignements
FLE-1242 Français intensif II: correction phonétique     Plan de cours (PDF, 225 Ko) Renseignements
FLE-1243 Français intensif II: expression et compréhension orales     Plan de cours (PDF, 283 Ko) Renseignements
FLE-1400 Initiation au français en milieu québécois     Plan de cours (PDF, 64.7 Ko) Renseignements
FLE-2003 Étude active du français parlé     Plan de cours (PDF, 70 Ko) Renseignements
FLE-2114 Langue orale et écrite     Plan de cours (PDF, 45.2 Ko) Renseignements
FLE-2141 Français intensif III: langue orale et écrite     Plan de cours (PDF, 299 Ko) Renseignements
FLE-2142 Français intensif III: correction phonétique     Plan de cours (PDF, 216.4 Ko) Renseignements
FLE-2143 Français intensif III: expression et compréhension orales     Plan de cours (PDF, 251.6 Ko) Renseignements
FLE-2145 Communication orale: expression et compréhension     Plan de cours (PDF, 59 Ko) Renseignements
FLE-2214 Communication écrite     Plan de cours (PDF, 46.2 Ko) Renseignements
FLE-2215 Langue orale et écrite     Plan de cours (PDF, 56.6 Ko) Renseignements
FLE-2241 Français intensif IV: langue orale et écrite     Plan de cours (PDF, 299 Ko) Renseignements
FLE-2242 Français intensif IV: correction phonétique     Plan de cours (PDF, 206.4 Ko) Renseignements
FLE-2243 Français intensif IV: expression et compréhension orales     Plan de cours (PDF, 215.3 Ko) Renseignements
FLE-2245 Communication orale     Plan de cours (PDF, 50.3 Ko) Renseignements
FLE-2314 Communication écrite intermédiaire II     Plan de cours (PDF, 48.4 Ko) Renseignements
FLE-2432 Correction phonétique II     Plan de cours (PDF, 84.7 Ko) Renseignements
FLE-3002 Français avancé: grammaire et rédaction I     Plan de cours (PDF, 177 Ko) Renseignements
FRN-3003 Français avancé: grammaire et rédaction II     Plan de cours (PDF, 116.4 Ko) Renseignements
FLE-3114 Étude active du français parlé II       Plan de cours (PDF, 62 Ko) Renseignements
FLE-3141 Français intensif V: langue orale et écrite     Plan de cours (PDF, 89.7 Ko) Renseignements
FLE-3142 Français intensif V: correction phonétique     Plan de cours (PDF, 217 Ko) Renseignements
FLE-3143 Français intensif V: expression et compréhension orales     Plan de cours (PDF, 256 Ko) Renseignements
FLE-3211 Langue orale et écrite     Plan de cours (PDF, 269 Ko) Renseignements
FLE-3212 Phonétique corrective avancée     Plan de cours (PDF, 290 Ko) Renseignements
FLE-3213 Expression orale     Plan de cours (PDF, 247 Ko) Renseignements
FLE-3216 Le Québec et sa culture: une initiation       Plan de cours (PDF, 190.3 Ko) Renseignements
FLE-3217 Le Québec et sa littérature: une initiation       Plan de cours (PDF, 176 Ko) Renseignements
FLE-3219 Vocabulaire français: enrichissement     Plan de cours (PDF, 73 Ko) Renseignements
FLE-3221 Langue orale et écrite     Plan de cours (PDF, 66.5 Ko) Renseignements
FLE-3311 Grammaire avancée du français     Plan de cours (PDF, 214 Ko) Renseignements
FLE-3312 Rédaction et stylistique françaises       Plan de cours (PDF, 167.7 Ko) Renseignements
FLE-3313 Expression orale     Plan de cours (PDF, 240 Ko) Renseignements
FLE-3314 Étude de textes oraux       Plan de cours (PDF, 227.4 Ko) Renseignements
FLE-3411 Rédaction et stylistique     Plan de cours (PDF, 67.8 Ko) Renseignements
FLE-3412 Textes disciplinaires     Plan de cours (PDF, 67 Ko) Renseignements
FLE-3413 Communication orale en public     Plan de cours (PDF, 65.5 Ko) Renseignements
FLE-3421 Parlons littérature!       Plan de cours (PDF, 202.2 Ko) Renseignements

Please follow the link for an example of a weekly schedule (PDF, 75.8 Ko)

Your Arrival

Beginning of the semesters

Fall 2019: September 3
Winter 2020: January 13

Useful information before your arrival

You can use a variety of means of transport between your point of arrival in Quebec City and l'Université Laval. Here some of them: 

Means of transport Courses Estimated fees
Taxi From the airport to the university approx. 34,25$
  From Sainte-Foy train station to the university approx. $12
  From Sainte-Foy bus station to the university approx. $12 
Bus (line 800 or 801) From the bus stop in front of the bus station to the university $3,50 (exact amount required)

Useful information

You wish to obtain more information about how to get your student ID, your IDUL or you password (NIP)? Please follow the link for information about your Student ID Card (PDF, 759 Ko).

Your IDUL and your NIP will give you access to the secured information.

Credited Program: Procedures to complete at registration

Documents (for all candidates)

Submit the admission form (PDF, 1.8 Mo) filled before:

  • June 1st 2019 (Fall semester 2019)
  • November 1st 2019 (Winter semester 2020)

Attach the following documents:

  • A legible copy of the birth certificate (photocopy accepted)
  • If this birth certificate is written in a language other than French, English, Spanish or Portuguese, please include an official translation* in French or in English.

*By official translation, we mean a copy that has an official seal from the establishment that produced the document or an official certified photocopy true to the original and made by an authorised person. The original documents must be sent by email. We do not accept any document transmitted by fax.

All of your documents must be sent in a single email to fle@elul.ulaval.ca. Any document sent by regular mail or by fax will not be accepted. 

Some documents may require a signature. They can be signed electronically (digital PDF secured) or handwritten. If you choose the handwritten signature, you must print the document, sign it and scan it in PDF format.

For Permanent residents and Canadian citizens

A proof of citizenship or permanent residency. The only documents accepted are, according to the situation: 

  • a legible copy of the birth certificate (photocopy accepted)
  • a legible copy of the form 1MM-1000, IMM-5292, IMM-5688 or IMM-5617(Record of Landing)
  • a permanent residence card (photocopy of the back and front accepted) or
  • a Canadian citizenship card  (photocopy of the back and front accepted)

International students (Non-Canadian Citizens or non-permanent residents of Canada)

  • Certificat d’acceptation du Québec (CAQ) and obligatory Study Permit
  • The amount required to cover health and hospital insurance

The CAQ (Certificat d'acceptation du Québec) and study permit are only required for students not from Canada who have made an admission request to a certificate programme or for registration in courses for more than one semester.

Any international  student who registers at Université Laval must subscribe to the university’s medical and hospital plan. This amount is added to the amount for tuition. Please note that students of 65 years or more are not eligible for this group plan so they must procure insurance for the period that they will be in Québec. Proof of this coverage must be provided.

Get more information about Health Insurance

All documents must be sent in a single email to fle@elul.ulaval.ca. Documents sent by regular mail or by fax are not accepted.

Some documents may require a signature. They can be signed electronically (digital PDF secured) or handwritten. If you choose the handwritten signature, you must print the document, sign it and scan it in PDF format.

Costs associated to the credited course

Costs for Canadian and foreign students (PDF, 15 Ko)

Other fees (estimate)

Accommodation and meals $3500
Pedagogical material $150
Optional socio-cultural activities $200
Sub-total $3850

Note: l’Université Laval reserves the right to modify these amounts.

Payment and cancellation

Admission fees

Once you have sent your admission form, you have to pay the admission fees of $84 (non-refundable).

You can pay online with a credit card or by sending a check payable to l'Université Laval, in Canadian dollars and redeemable in a North American financial institution.

Tuition and special pedagogical fees

The tuition and special pedagogical fees for all courses taken will be billed to the student by the Service des finances. If you wish to find out more about the payment terms of the tuitions fees, please consult the website of the Service des finances.

Withdrawals and Cancellations 

Notices of withdrawal and cancellation must be submitted in writing as soon as possible to the École de Langues:

  • by email at elul@elul.ulaval.ca
  • by filling the form available at room 2301 of the Pavillon Charles De Koninck.

Registration withdrawal or cancellation will take effect on the date that the École de langues receives the official request.

Withdrawals (during semester)

Withdrawals and cancellations can be done online, on Capsule. Please consult information about deadlines on the Bureau du registraire website.

Non-Credited Program: Procedures to complete at registration

Documents (for all candidates)

Submit the admission form (PDF, 213.2 Ko) fully completed at fle@elul.ulaval.ca. We do not accept any documents transmitted by fax.

Some documents may require a signature. They can be signed electronically (digital PDF secured) or handwritten. If you choose the handwritten signature, you must print the document, sign it and scan it in PDF format.

Costs associated to the non credited course (Fall 2019)

  Hours

Application fees

Tuition fees Socio-cultural activities (mandatory) Insurance Official documents Total
Non-Credited 180

Included

$4500 Included Included Attestation $4500
Non-Credited 225 Included $5500 Included Included Attestation $5500

Other fees (estimate)

Accommodation and meals $1200
Pedagogical material $100
Optional socio-cultural activities $300
Sub-total $1600

NOTE: l’Université Laval reserves the right to modify these amounts.

Payment and cancellation

Please use the Language School Online Payment System to pay. You only have to select the right amount to pay, add it to your basket and then you will be able to make your payment. 

Non-Credited French courses (180 hours) 

$400 non-refundable deposit 
$4100 balance owning

Non-Credited French courses (225 hours)

$500 non-refundable deposit 
$5000 balance owning 

Withdrawals and cancellation

L'École de langues must be notified in writing of any withdrawals or cancellations at fle@elul.ulaval.ca.

In case of withdrawal or cancellation, reimbursements will be made as follows: 

Deposit of $ 400 ou de $ 500 Non-refundable
After the first week of the semester No reimbursement

At any time, you can communicate with l'École de langues to make sure of your status, to confirm the price you need to pay and to get information about the payment methods.

Accommodation

If you wish to stay in a university residence: please fill the reservation form.

Fill the On-campus Accommodation Reservation form

Get information on the French as a Second or Foreign Language

Pavillon Charles-De Koninck
Local 2301