Description of part-time French courses for immigrants

Part-time in-class French courses allow you to learn French for only a few hours a week.

You can learn French in class, part-time, at your convenience.

Course Levels

The courses are designed for students at the beginner and intermediate levels.

An assessment test may be necessary to evaluate your knowledge of French. The assessment may:

  • last between 15 to 60 minutes;
  • be done orally or sometimes written.

Free of charge

French courses are free. You have no registration or tuition fees to pay.

You may be required to pay a small fee if you participate in a cultural activity or an outing as part of your course.


Part-time courses are taught: 

  • In class or, if needed, at a distance;
  • during the day or the evening;
  • Weekdays (Monday to Friday) or weekends (Saturday or Sunday).

The number of hours per week may vary from 4 to 24 hours.

You can choose the time that suits you best when you register.

Generally, the course duration is 10 weeks.


Part-time courses are taught in school service centres, school boards and partner organizations of the Québec government.

You will need to choose the location where you want to take your course when you register.

Some courses may be offered at a distance. You must be in Québec to take a distance learning course.

Last update: May 29, 2023


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