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)

There is still time to apply for Fall 2020! Take advantage of the period we are currently living in to start a study project.

Fall semester will be given online.

Distance learning offered by Laval University has proven itself through the quality of its teaching and the technological environment in which courses are given.  Effective interactive educational support allows teachers and students to easily communicate throughout the semester.

Additional information for foreign students:

  • Newly admitted foreign students will not necessarily need to complete immigration formalities. However, they must be aware that there is no guarantee that their studies will take place on the campus in Quebec City.  In order to continue their on-campus study program, students must have obtained the necessary documents to be allowed to enter Canada and they need to transmit it directly to the Registrar's office. For more information: immigration@reg.ulaval.ca.
  • Students taking online courses from abroad will have to pay foreign student tuition fees.

Program: For-credit or not-for-credit

École de langues (ELUL) offers 15-week for-credit and not-for-credit programs during the following semesters:

  • Fall 2020: August 31 to December 18
  • Winter 2021: January 11 to April 23

Courses are separated into 5 levels, from beginner to B2. You can register as a full-time (4 to 5 courses) or part-time student.

Admission (for all applicants)

To be eligible for our French as a Foreign Language program, you must:

  • Have a language other than French as your first language
  • Be at least 18 years of age at the beginning of the program
  • Take the online placement test

École de langues does not accept audit students.

Our courses

Elementary

Code Course name Credits Semester
      Fall Winter Summer session 1 Summer session 2
FLE-1222 Correction phonétique I 3    
FLE-1223 Communication orale et écrite 3    
FLE-1400 Initiation au français en milieu québécois 3    

Niveau intermédiaire I

Sigle Cours Crédits Session
      Automne Hiver Été 1re période Été 2e période
FLE-2114 Langue orale et écrite 3    
FLE-2145 Communication orale: expression et compréhension 3    
FLE-2214 Communication écrite 3    

Niveau intermédiaire II

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

Niveau intermédiaire-avancé

Sigle 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 3    
FLE-3412 Textes disciplinaires 3    
FLE-3413 Communication orale en public 3    
FLE-3411 Rédaction et stylistique 3    

Niveau avancé

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

 

Course outline and detailed information

Code Courses name Fall Winter Spring Summer Course outline Detailed information
  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

 

Workshop and tutoring- 50h available

Add the workshops and tutoring package and gain 50 additional hours, take advantage of it!

For information and registration

For-credit program: Procedures to complete at registration

With the for-credit courses, you obtain university credits. Your grades will be available online and you will be able to request an official transcript from the Université Laval Registrar’s office.

Documents (for all applicants)

Submit a duly completed application form (PDF, 1.4 Mo) by:

  • June 1, 2020 (Fall semester 2020)
  • November 1, 2020 (Winter semester 2021)

Attach the following documents:

  • A legible copy of your birth certificate (photocopy accepted)

If your birth certificate is 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 translation bearing the official seal of the translation provider or a photocopy certified by a duly authorized person to be a true copy of the original. The original documents must be sent by email. We do not accept documents transmitted by fax.

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

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

Permanent residents and Canadian citizens

Proof of citizenship or permanent residency. The only documents accepted are:

  • A legible copy of your birth certificate (photocopy accepted)
  • A legible copy of your IMM 1000, IMM 5292, IMM 5688 or IMM 5617 (Record of Landing) form
  • A photocopy (front and back) of your permanent residence card OR Canadian citizenship card

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

These conditions do not apply to the online courses.
  • 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 international students who apply for admission to a certificate programme or wish to register for more than one semester.
  • All international students who register at Université Laval must subscribe to the University’s health and hospitalization insurance plan. The cost of the insurance is added to tuition fees. Please note that students age 65 and over are not eligible for the group plan and must obtain their own insurance for the length of their stay in Québec. Proof of this coverage must be provided.

Get more information about health and hospitalization Insurance

Costs associated with the for-credit program

Costs associated with the for-credit program (PDF, 110.8 KB)

Other expenses (estimate)

Instructional materials $ 150

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

Payment and cancellation

Application fee

A non-refundable application fee of $87 is payable when you submit your application.

You can pay online with a credit card or by sending a cheque payable to Université Laval in Canadian dollars and cashable at a North American financial institution.

Tuition fee

Tuition fee for all courses taken will be billed to the student by Financial Services. For more information about tuition fee payment terms, please consult the Financial Services website.

Withdrawals and cancellations

Notification of withdrawal or cancellation must be submitted in writing as soon as possible to École de Langues:

  • by email at elul@elul.ulaval.ca
  • by filling out the form available at room 2301 in the Charles-De Koninck building.

Withdrawals and cancellations take effect on the date that École de langues receives the official request.

Withdrawals (during the semester)

Withdrawals and cancellations can be done online on Capsule. Please see information about deadlines on the Registrar’s Office website.

Not-for-credit program: Procedures to complete at registration

With the not-for-credit courses you will receive a certificate of completion for the continuing education units (CEUs) you earn. This certificate will indicate your level of competence, the length of your courses, and the grades you obtained on a scale from A to E.

Documents (for all candidates)

Submit a duly completed application for admission (PDF, 110.7 kB) to fle@elul.ulaval.ca. We do not accept documents transmitted by fax.

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

Cost associated with the not-for-credit program (Fall 2020)

  Hours Application fee Tuition fees Sociocultural activities (mandatory) Insurance Official documents Total
Not-for-credit 90 Included $2,015 Included Included Certificate of completion $2,015
Not-for-credit 135 Included $2,935 Included Included Certificate of completion $2,935
Not-for-credit 180  Included $3,850 Included Included Certificate of completion $3,850
Not-for-credit 225 Included $4,770 Included Included Certificate of completion $4,770

Other expenses (estimate)

Instructional materials $150

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

Payment and cancellation

Please use our online payment system to make your payment. Simply select the amount to be paid and add it to your basket to proceed with your payment.

Not-for-credit program (90 hours)

$215 non-refundable deposit
$1,800 balance owning

Not-for-credit program (135 hours)

$275 non-refundable deposit
$2,660 balance owning

Not-for-credit program (180 hours)

$350 non-refundable deposit
$3,500 balance owning

Not-for-credit program (225 hours)

$450 non-refundable deposit
$4,220 balance owning

Withdrawals and cancellation

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

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

Deposit  Non-refundable

After the first week of the semester

No refunds

You can contact École de langues at any time to check on your status, confirm the amount you need to pay, or get information on payment methods.