The different French as a Second Language (FSL) programs or courses available in Canada include:

  • business French

  • conversational French

  • French for specific purposes (such as medical, legal, educational, etc.)

  • French for the workplace

  • university or college preparation

  • high school preparation

  • integrated programs (read, write, listen, speak)

  • child/youth programs (for students 12 years old and younger)

  • teacher training programs (DALF/TEF)

  • French proficiency and test preparation
These programs may be offered at the beginner, intermediate or advanced level. They may be semester programs, summer programs, or immersion camps, and program length varies between 5 weeks to 15 weeks. Some programs are tailored for individuals or for groups. FSL courses and programs will differ depending on where you take them: at a university, college, public high school, private high school, or private language college. For example, some college programs allow FSL students to register for several university courses for credit during their language training. The different courses and programs also lead to different goals; some award you a certificate, while others are simply language skills upgrading. With all of these options, international students should be able to find an FSL course in Canada that offers what they need.

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