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Speaking French

Integrate more easily by speaking French!

Courses offered by the Québec government have enabled thousands of immigrants like you to learn French. Imagine how proud you will be to accomplish your daily activities completely independently.

Register today and be proud to speak French!

Benefits of speaking French

Learning French makes your daily life easier! There are many advantages to learning French when settling in Québec:

  • Pass a job interview;
  • Move around your city or between regions;
  • Help your children with their homework;
  • Explain the symptoms of an illness with a doctor or pharmacist;
  • Talk to a landlord about renting accommodation or buying a house;
  • Socialize with a neighbour.

While living in Québec, you will use French every day. Speaking French will facilitate your integration and your participation in Québec society.

The first time I went to the doctor, I was unable to explain my symptoms. I decided to learn French and that changed everything. If I can do it, so can you.

Rania, arrived from Egypt in 2015

Courses for immigrants

French courses for immigrants offered by the Québec government are free. They focus on themes of daily life to facilitate your integration into Québec society, such as:

  • employment;
  • education;
  • health.

The courses are tailored to your needs. You can take an online course at your own pace and according to your schedule, or even close to home, full-time or part-time. You can also take a course specializing in your field of employment.

Choose the formula that suits you best! 

Full-time courses

  • [Translate to Anglais:] Icône de groupe de personnes

    Immigrants at least 16 years old on June 30 of the current year and living in Québec

  • [Translate to Anglais:] Icône de calendrier

    8 to 12 weeks of lessons per session

  • [Translate to Anglais:] Icône d'horloge

    25 to 30 hours of lessons per week

  • [Translate to Anglais:] Icône de dollars

    Financial assistance available

  • [Translate to Anglais:] Icône de localisation

    Everywhere in Québec

  • [Translate to Anglais:] Icône de niveau de cours de niveau débutant

    Beginner and intermediate levels

Part-time courses

  • [Translate to Anglais:] Icône de groupe de personnes

    Immigrants at least 16 years old on June 30 of the current year and living in Québec

  • [Translate to Anglais:] Icône de calendrier

    8 to 12 weeks of lessons per session

  • [Translate to Anglais:] Icône d'horloge

    4, 6, 9, 12 or 15 hours of lessons per week

  • [Translate to Anglais:] Icône de dollars

    Financial assistance available

  • [Translate to Anglais:] Icône de localisation

    Everywhere in Québec

  • [Translate to Anglais:] Icône de niveau de cours de niveau débutant

    Beginner and intermediate levels

Online courses

  • [Translate to Anglais:] Icône de groupe de personnes

    Immigrants at least 16 years old on June 30 of the current year and living in Québec or outside of Canada

  • [Translate to Anglais:] Icône d'horloge

    To learn at your own pace

  • [Translate to Anglais:] Icône de cours de niveau avancé

    Intermediate and advanced levels, specialized modules by field of employment

Specialized courses by field of employment

  • [Translate to Anglais:] Icône de groupe de personnes

    Immigrants at least 16 years old on June 30 of the current year and living in Québec

  • [Translate to Anglais:] Icône de calendrier

    11 weeks of lessons per session

  • [Translate to Anglais:] Icône d'horloge

    6 hours of lessons per week

  • [Translate to Anglais:] Icône de dollars

    Financial assistance available

  • [Translate to Anglais:] Icône de localisation

    Online modules

  • [Translate to Anglais:] Icône de cours de niveau avancé

    Intermediate and advanced levels

Before taking French lessons offered by the Québec government, I had difficulty helping my son with his homework. Thanks to dedicated and passionate teachers, I learned French quickly.

Marcelo, arrived from Chile in 2019

Financial assistance

Financial assistance is available under certain conditions to support you in learning French.

For full-time courses, you could receive $200 per week.

For part-time courses, you could receive $25 for each day that you take a course of three hours or more.

You could also receive financial assistance for your participation in the courses, your transportation and childcare.

Last update: August 17, 2022

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