Want to Broaden Your Career Opportunities? Study French in Canada!
Did you know that over 200 million people use French to communicate across five continents daily?
Job hunting abroad? A knowledge of French opens doors to the international job markets in France, Canada, Switzerland, Belgium, and North and Sub-Saharan Africa. Interested in pursuing a career in international relations? French is both an official language and a working language of the UN, the EU, UNESCO, and NATO. Your résumé just got bumped to the top of the pile!
French is also the international language of culture. Dreaming of working in the culinary arts, fashion, theater, fine arts, dance, or architecture? French is your springboard! Understanding the language cuts out the middle man, giving you access to original works of literature, film, and music!
Do you want to work in or immigrate to the province of Quebec? You’ll need to be able to speak French. Click here to find out what employers are looking for in job candidates. Interested in learning French as a second language? Click here to learn more.
You will find there are a variety of programs available. Some schools require you to be a fluent French speaker before entering an in-depth French studies program, others offer the full gamut of courses for students to learn French. Listed below are some stand-out programs. Your perfect match could be only a click away!
Université Laval (Québec City, Québec)
ELUL offers a wide selection of French immersion programs throughout the year. With seven different levels available during the Spring-Summer session, ELUL’s French courses are recognized by the Ministry of Immigration of Québec (which means students will meet the language requirements of the Ministry upon passing specific courses).
YMCA International Language School (Montréal, Québec)
In the summer, young learners can attend a language day camp, which combines French language classes with sports and recreation. Adult programs are offered year-round and include a specialized Business French course. Latin American groups return year after year for customized group programs with accommodation, activities, and tailored learning options.
Laurentian University (Sudbury, Ontario)
The French program at Laurentian is specifically designed for students whose first language is not French and are new to French culture. Students can choose a minor, concentration, major, or specialization in French and take courses in literature, language, linguistics and French culture.
Université de Saint-Boniface (Winnipeg, Manitoba)
The oldest post-secondary institution in Western Canada, Université de Saint-Boniface (USB) is known as the university of French language in Manitoba. For those looking to pursue post-secondary studies in French, the institution provides general and specialized education as well as vocational and technical training. By promoting language learning and intercultural dialogue, USB enables its graduates to excel in their chosen field. Students must be fluent in French to be accepted into the program.
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR) (Trois-Rivières, Québec)
Since 1974, the International French School (EIF) of UQTR has offered a French immersion program (language and culture) to students of all ages. EIF's students live in an entirely francophone environment, accelerating and enriching their learning both inside and outside the classroom.
Yes, students can study in French or learn French outside of the province of Quebec! ACUFC consists of 21 francophone or bilingual post-secondary institutions outside of the province of Quebec. ACUFC member colleges and universities act as economic, social, and cultural engines, contributing to the vitality and influence of francophone communities across Canada.
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