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French as a Second Language

With more than 300 million speakers on 5 continents, French is the second 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.



The FLE courses – French as a foreign language will become as of now FLS – French as a second language. École de langues will welcome its last cohort under the current name in the winter 2022 semester. Starting this summer 2022 semester, the courses will have the name FLS – French as a second language. Please take note that this will not affect your academic progress.

Why study French as a Second 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 FLS courses. École de langues also recognizes scores obtained on the TFI, DELF, TCF, and TEF tests.


École de langues is pleased to offer bursaries to support non-francophone students for winter 2022. 

Learn more about the bursaries


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.

Explore career opportunities (information available in French only)