French as a Second Language (FSL)

Learn French or improve your proficiency with us!

The French courses for non-francophones, offered by our Languages Center, prepare students in both oral and written communication, for professional, academic and everyday situations. These university-level courses focus on the development of language, communication, and cultural skills to provide them with the tools they need for social integration on campus and beyond the walls of the classroom. Exchanges and interactions in small groups promoting fluency and fluidity of expression are encouraged.

Regular full FSL semester

Our French as a Second Language program is tuition FREE for exchange students as long as your school allows the transfer of credits in your home study program. As an exception, it is also possible to take this program for free the semester prior to a normal exchange semester to meet our French proficiency requirements (in this case, the transfer of credits is not necessary for the first semester).  

We offer a variety of classes in oral, writing, culture and phonetics for Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced students. Our online Placement Test determines your course options. We suggest you take the test 2 months before the beginning of the semester. Every 3 credits in oral communication takes place over 3 weeks (Monday to Friday - AM). Upon completion, you can advance to the next level. Some written communication courses are also intensive and last 4 weeks (Monday to Friday - PM). This intensive schedule does not allow you to take other classes at the same time unless they are night classes. If you choose this program, you need to be aware that according to the results of the French test, classes may start a few weeks after or finish a few weeks before regular students.  

Deadline to submit the complete exchange application by mail: 

Fall: March 31

Winter: September 15

Summer: February 1st

♦ Section Programme d’études of the Admission Form:

It is important you write Microprogramme de français langue seconde

IMPORTANT: If you plan to plan to come for 2 semesters, make sure your home university sends us your exchange application at least 5 months before the starting date in order to get your CAQ and Study permit in time.

Mailing address for your exchange application

Questions?

French Summer School (École d'Été de Français - ÉÉF)

  • June 16 to July 19, 2019
  • 12 credits
  • 275 $ CAN registration fee (this fee can be waived for a student part of a group of 10 or more from the same campus)
  • 2 200 $ CAN books, lodging, meals and activities 
  • 162 $ CAN mandatory 2 months health insurance for international students

Our French Summer School is tuition FREE for exchange students as long as your school allows the transfer of credits in your home study program. As an exception, it is also possible to take this program for free the semester prior to a normal exchange semester to meet our French proficiency requirements (in this case, the transfer of credits is not necessary for the Summer school).  

The program offers 30 hours of formal instruction and about 10 hours of sociocultural and recreational activities per week. Courses consist of morning theory classes and afternoon workshops.

Deadline to submit the complete exchange application by mail: 

February 1st

♦ Section Programme d’études of the Admission Form:

It is important you write École d’été de français

IMPORTANT: If you plan to plan to come for 2 semesters, make sure your home university sends us your exchange application at least 5 months before the starting date in order to get your CAQ and Study permit in time.

Mailing address for your exchange application

Questions?

Agence des relations internationales (ARIUS)

Courriel : arius@USherbrooke.ca

Tél. : 819 821-7702

Veuillez noter que l'Agence des relations internationales de l'Université de Sherbrooke ne gère pas les processus d'admission, ni ne peut répondre aux questions associées à l'admission.