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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.

Regular Courses

Program: For-credit or not-for-credit

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

Winter 2023

Semester dates: January 10 to April 21, 2023

Registration deadline (new students): before December 1st 

Winter 2023 schedule (PDF, 216.4 KB)

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 (1 to 3 courses).

Admission requirements (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. The placement test will be sent to you after your registration.

École de langues does not accept audit students.

Our courses

Concordances FLE vers FLS (PDF, 131,8 Ko)

Niveau I

Code Course name Credits Semester
      Automne Hiver Été 1re période Été 2e période
FLS-1010 Communication orale I 3    
FLS-1020 Communication écrite 3    
FLS-1022 Correction phonétique I 3    
FLS-1023 Langue orale et écrite I 3

Niveau II

Code Course name Credits Semester
      Automne Hiver Été 1re période Été 2e période
FLS-1114 Langue orale et écrite II 3
FLS-1124 Communication écrite II 3  
FLS-1145 Communication orale II 3    
FLS-1203 Analyse et compréhension orale I 3    

Niveau III

Code Course name Credits Semester
      Automne Hiver Été 1re période Été 2e période
FLS-1214 Communication écrite II 3  
FLS-1215 Langue orale et écrite III 3
FLS-1232 Correction phonétique II 3    
FLS-1245 Communication orale III 3    

Niveau IV

Code Course name Credits Semester
      Automne Hiver Été 1re période Été 2e période
FLS-2011 Rédaction et stylistique 3  
FLS-2012 Lecture de textes disciplinaires vulgarisés 3      
FLS-2013 Communication orale en public pour non-francophones 3    
FLS-2014 Analyse et compréhension orale II 3    
FLS-2015 Langue orale et écrite IV 3
FLS-2019 Vocabulaire français: enrichissement 3      

Niveau V

Code Course name Credits Semester
      Automne Hiver Été 1re période Été 2e période
FLS-2092 Rédaction de textes expressifs et informatifs 3    

Niveau VI

Sigle Cours Crédits Session
      Automne Hiver Été 1re période Été 2e période
FLS-2093 Rédaction de textes argumentatifs 3  

 

Course outline and detailed information

Code Courses name Fall Winter Spring Summer Course outline Detailed information

FLS-1010

Communication orale I

   

Plan de cours (PDF, 101.7 Ko)

Renseignements

FLS-1020

Compréhension écrite

   

À venir

Renseignements

FLS-1022

Correction phonétique I

   

Plan de cours (PDF, 98.2 Ko)

Renseignements

FLS-1023

Langue orale et écrite I

Plan de cours (PDF, 76 Ko)

Renseignements

FLS-1025

Communication orale et phonétique I

   

Plan de cours (PDF, 671.1 Ko)

Renseignements

FLS-1114

Langue orale et écrite II

Plan de cours (PDF, 75.3 Ko)

Renseignements

FLS-1124

Communication écrite I

 

Plan de cours (PDF, 76 Ko)

Renseignements

FLS-1125

Communication orale et phonétique II

   

Plan de cours (PDF, 665.8 Ko)

Renseignements

FLS-1145

Communication orale II

   

Plan de cours (PDF, 100.3 Ko)

Renseignements

FLS-1203

Analyse et compréhension orale I

   

Plan de cours (PDF, 74.3 Ko)

Renseignements

FLS-1214

Communication écrite II

 

Plan de cours (PDF, 74.7 Ko)

Renseignements

FLS-1215

Langue orale et écrite III

Plan de cours (PDF, 75.8 Ko)

Renseignements

FLS-1225

Communication orale et phonétique III

   

Plan de cours (PDF, 675.8 Ko)

Renseignements

FLS-1232

Correction phonétique II

   

Plan de cours (PDF, 99.4 Ko)

Renseignements

FLS-1245

Communication orale III

   

Plan de cours (PDF, 75.4 Ko)

Renseignements

FLS-2011

Rédaction et stylistique

 

Plan de cours (PDF, 100.1 Ko)

Renseignements

FLS-2012

Lecture de textes disciplinaires vulgarisés

 

   

Plan de cours (PDF, 99.9 Ko)

Renseignements

FLS-2013

Communication orale en public pour non-francophones

Plan de cours (PDF, 99.9 Ko)

Renseignements

FLS-2014

Analyse et compréhension orale II

 

 

Plan de cours (PDF, 101.5 Ko)

Renseignements

FLS-2015

Langue orale et écrite IV

Plan de cours (PDF, 100 Ko)

Renseignements

FLS-2019

Vocabulaire français: enrichissement

     

Plan de cours (PDF, 105.1 Ko)

Renseignements

FLS-2025

Communication orale et phonétique IV

   

Plan de cours (PDF, 674.5 Ko)

À venir

FLS-2061

Grammaire expliquée et appliquée

   

Plan de cours (PDF, 107.7 Ko)

Renseignements

FLS-2062

Exercices de style

   

Plan de cours (PDF, 196.1 Ko)

Renseignements

FLS-2066

Le Québec et sa culture: une initiation

   

 

à venir

à venir

FLS-2067

Le Québec et sa littérature: une initiation

     

à venir

à venir

FLS-2092

Rédaction de textes expressifs et informatifs

   

Plan de cours (PDF, 84.2 Ko)

Renseignements

FLS-2093 Rédaction de textes argumentatifs   Plan de cours (PDF, 108.5 Ko) à venir

Workshops and tutoring

Each semester, workshops and tutoring in French are offered to the program students. These are perfect occasions to improve your French. A service appreciated by students who want to progress quickly.

Informations 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.

The student may register for a full-time program (4 to 5 courses) or a part-time program (1 to 3 courses). One course amounts to weekly three hour-classes, the schedule will vary depending on your level and the chosen courses. One course will give the student 3 undergraduate credits, to be considered a full-time student you need to take a minimum of 12 credits (4 courses) per semester.

Documents (for all applicants)

The following documents must be sent in a single email to fls@elul.ulaval.ca before December 1st:

  • application form (PDF, 2.5 Mo)
  • A legible photocopy of your birth certificate1 2

1If your birth certificate is in a language other than French, English orSpanish, 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.

If you are a permanent resident or a Canadian citizen born outside of Canada, you do not need to send us a birth certificate (check the following section).

All of your documents must be sent in a single email. 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 born outside of Canada

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

  • 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/certificate

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, 69 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 $94.50 needs to be paid 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.

Application fee (non-refundable)

Payment

Tuition fee

Tuition fee for all courses taken will be billed to the student in their portal by the Financial Services. For more information about the 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 fls@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 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. 

The student may register for a full-time program (4 to 5 courses) or a part-time program (1 to 3 courses). One course amounts to weekly 3 hour-classes, the schedule will vary depending on your level and the chosen courses.

Documents (for all candidates)

The following documents must be sent in a single email to fls@elul.ulaval.ca before December 1st:

All of your documents must be sent in a single email. 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.

Cost associated with the not-for-credit program

  Hours Deposit Balance Total
Not-for-credit 45 hours (1 course) $155 $1420 $1575
Not-for-credit 90 hours (2 courses) $265 $2,350 $2,615
Not-for-credit 135 hours (3 courses) $375 $3,300 $3,675
Not-for-credit 180 hours (4 courses) $485 $4,250 $4,250
Not-for-credit 225 hours (5 courses) $595 $5,200 $5,795

*The costs include the application fee, the tuition fees, the special pedagogical fees, the insurance1 and a certificate of completion.

1Visiting and foreign students who register for courses at Université Laval must subscribe to the university's health and hospitalisation plan.

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 45 hours (1 course)

Deposit

Balance

Not-for-credit program 90 hours (2 courses)

Deposit

Balance

Not-for-credit program 135 hours (3 courses)

Deposit

Balance

Not-for-credit program 180 hours (4 courses)

Deposit

Balance

Not-for-credit program 225 hours (5 courses)

Deposit

Balance

Withdrawals and cancellations

École de langues must be notified in writing of any withdrawals or cancellations at fls@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.