French

French Courses

Start your French studies with our wide selection of French classes available at ILSC-Montréal.

French Immersion in Montréal, Quebec

ILSC-Montréal offers a complete immersion experience for learning French. Stay in a homestay with a French speaking family and choose from a wide variety of French classes and your French skills will blossom.

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French (3 hour classes)

DELF Preparation/ Diplome d’Études en Langue Française Locations

Levels: Intermediate 1  to  Advanced 1
Hours Per Class: 3

Awarded by the French Minister of Education, the DEFL certifies speakers of French as a foreign language in 4 units: general expression, expression of ideas and emotions, written expression and comprehension and in the practical usage of the French language. Most French universities require their candidates, for whom French is a second language, to hold a DELF certificate.

French Communication/Communication Locations

Levels: Beginner 1  to  Advanced 1
Hours Per Class: 3

Build your vocabulary, fluency and confidence as you participate in dynamic group activities and lively classroom discussions on a diverse range of topics. This popular course is open to students of all French language abilities.

French (1.5 hour classes)

These 1.5 hour classes provide focused study skills and complement the three hour classes.

Business: Workplace Preparation/Affaires: Préparation au milieu de travail Locations

Levels: Intermediate 1  to  Advanced 1
Hours Per Class: 1.5

In this course, student will explore French for employment and the workplace. Students will learn about the hiring process in Quebec by preparing a resume, cover letter and interview. Additionally, students will learn workplace related vocabulary and explore the differences between formal and informal French.

Conversation/Conversation Locations

Levels: Beginner 1  to  Advanced 1
Hours Per Class: 1.5

Build confidence and improve fluency through daily practice, dialogues, role-plays and guided conversation.

Debating / Débats Locations

Levels: Intermediate 2  to  Advanced 1
Hours Per Class: 1.5

Learn to form logical, coherent opinions then present, support, and defend these opinions in debates. Debates must be able to read and synthesize information, and then summarize and support their ideas. Students will develop their speaking, listening, note-taking, and writing skills, and will improve fluency, confidence, and critical thinking skills.

French around the world/Francophonie Locations

Levels: Intermediate 1  to  Advanced 1
Hours Per Class: 1.5

The main goal of this course is to make the students realize how international French can be. Students will not only learn the differences found within this language (accents, dialects, vocabulary, etc.) but also similarities between French communities.

French Business/Français des affaires internationales Locations

Levels: Intermediate 1  to  Advanced 1
Hours Per Class: 1.5

Practice speaking, listening, reading and writing in a business context. Topics include marketing, resumé-writing, job interview techniques and effective telephone communication.

French through Drama/Le français par le théâtre Locations

Levels: Intermediate 1  to  Advanced 1
Hours Per Class: 1.5

Improve French dramatically with four exciting weeks spent brainstorming, writing, rehearsing and performing an original play. No previous drama experience is necessary.

French through Fashion and Design / Le français par la mode et le design Locations

Levels: Beginner 4  to  Intermediate 1
Hours Per Class: 1.5

In this course, students will improve their French language skills while exploring fashion from around the globe. They will study international designers' biographies and talk about the influence of fashion in our everyday lives, and also the negative impact that fashion standards can have on people. Throughout the course, the students will practice their speaking skills as well as their reading skills.

French through films & songs / Le français par les films et chansons Locations

Levels: Beginner 2  to  Advanced 1
Hours Per Class: 1.5

This course introduces students to authentic French through the use of films and songs. Students will improve their French listening skills as well as learn about French culture.

Global Social Issues/Polémiques sociales Locations

Levels: Intermediate 1  to  Advanced 1
Hours Per Class: 1.5

Improve fluency and build vocabulary by exploring and discussing contemporary social issues. Topics reflect global concerns such as women's and children's rights, health care, religion and environmental issues.

Grammar/Grammaire Locations

Levels: Beginner 1  to  Beginner 4
Hours Per Class: 1.5

Improve usage of standard French grammar.

International Current Events / Évènements d’actualité Locations

Levels: Intermediate 1  to  Advanced 1
Hours Per Class: 1.5

Master the language of international affairs and keep pace with today's changing political climate. Practice English through debates on politics, economics and law. Instructional media for this course includes television, video and the Internet.

Journalism/Journalisme Locations

Levels: Intermediate 1  to  Advanced 1
Hours Per Class: 1.5

Become an investigative reporter for the ILSC News. Refine writing, vocabulary, grammar and design skills in print format, and through blogging. Students have the opportunity to explore the city, investigate issues that are important to them and build solid interviewing skills.

Listening and Pronunciation/ Écoute et prononciation Locations

Levels: Beginner 1  to  Advanced 1
Hours Per Class: 1.5

Build comprehension of spoken language by practicing listening activities taken from daily social and academic situations.

Media Studies/Études des médias Locations

Levels: Intermediate 1  to  Advanced 1
Hours Per Class: 1.5

This course is for those who want to develop their English skills through exploring media, social media and their impact on society. Students analyze both the structure and context of newspapers, magazines, television, radio and the Internet.

People & Places Through Time/ Personnages et lieux dans le temps Locations

Levels: Intermediate 1  to  Advanced 1
Hours Per Class: 1.5

Practice spoken French skills by discussing current and historical topics. Pursue personal interests through biographies, presentations, debates and role-play. Improve comprehension skills by analyzing a diverse range of texts and video footage.

Reading/Lecture Locations

Levels: Beginner 1  to  Advanced 1
Hours Per Class: 1.5

Improve your reading skills in the classroom and in the computer lab. Read a novel accompanied by a CD, take part in a book circle and compare its film version to the written word - an exciting and modern approach to reading.

Society and culture/Culture et société Locations

Levels: Intermediate 1  to  Advanced 1
Hours Per Class: 1.5

The objective of this course is to stimulate interest in Quebec's culture, politics and history through research and discussion. This course is intended for students who wish to improve their communication skills as well as their knowledge about Quebec.

Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Locations

Levels: Beginner 1  to  Advanced 1
Hours Per Class: 1.5

Intensive reading, speaking and writing activities help build formal and informal vocabulary including idioms and slang.

Writing/Écriture Locations

Levels: Beginner 2  to  Advanced 1
Hours Per Class: 1.5

Practice daily writing, learn correct language structure and writing techniques for diverse genres and audiences. Discover the secrets for writing excellent essays.