French as a Second Language

To allow non-francophone students to quickly reach a functional level in oral and written French, we offer French as a Second Language courses that can be semi-intensive (twice a week) or intensive (five times a week) throughout the year.

  • The intensive program enables students to complete up to six regular courses in one semester.
  • Each language course is 3 credits (unless specified otherwise) and corresponds to 45 hours (one class = 3 hours).
  • In addition to our regular oral and written communication courses (beginner to advanced levels), we also offer many specialized courses (phonetics, arts and culture, etc.)

Certificates

The Language Centre proposes several certificates:

The duration of a micro-program or certificate varies depending on the number of courses chosen for each semester. Knowledge of the language and courses available per semester also influence the length of a program.

Placement test

There is no direct link to the French placement test. Ask:

  • your faculty to register you, if you have been admitted to an undergraduate or graduate program (Bachelors, Masters, or PhD);
  • the Language Centre, in other cases.

Once registered, you will receive an email with the link and instructions to take the test.

Registration

Exchange Students

As an exchange student, you pay tuition fees to your university.

This means you can take language courses during your exchange, if your university allows it.

If you want to improve your French-language skills before taking courses in your program, you can also study during two semesters as an exchange student and follow our intensive French immersion micro-program during the first semester. These courses do not need to be credited towards your program.

For more detail on how to apply, visit USherbrooke.ca/learn-french or email Prog.Echanges@USherbrooke.ca

International Students

As a regular international student, you pay tuition fees to the Université de Sherbrooke.

For information regarding fees, visit USherbrooke.ca/admission/couts/frais-de-scolarite/etudiant-international (in French).

You can sign up for our language courses by registering at Études libres (in this case, courses do not lead to any degree), by crediting them towards your program (when possible), or by enrolling for one of our language programs.

Students completing a Bachelor, Masters, or PhD program can benefit from a tuition fee exemption for our French as a Second Language courses if their program requires them. French courses will not be credited towards your degree and will not influence your grade point average.

For more detail on how to apply, visit USherbrooke.ca/international/fr/etudiants-internationaux (in French) or email bienvenue@USherbrooke.ca

Regular Students

As a regular student with Canadian citizenship or permanent residency, you pay tuition fees to the Université de Sherbrooke.

For information regarding fees, visit USherbrooke.ca/admission/couts/frais-de-scolarite/etudiant-canadien-hors-quebec (in French).

You can sign up for our language courses by registering at Études libres (in this case, courses do not lead to any degree), by crediting them towards your program (when possible), or by enrolling for one of our language programs.

Students completing a Bachelor, Masters, or PhD program can benefit from a tuition fee exemption for our French as a Second Language courses if their program requires them. French courses will not be credited towards your degree and will not influence your grade point average.

For more detail on how to apply, visit USherbrooke.ca/admission (in French).

Information
Phone: 819 821-8000, extension 62560
Toll Free: 1 800 267-UdeS, extension 62560
Email: fls.langues@USherbrooke.ca