Certificate in French Essentials


Acquire essential French language skills as you make your way virtually through the Bas-Saint-Lauren region of Quebec!

Our online programming features our partner town of Trois-Pistoles and offers a variety of activities and tasks for students learning French and looking to simultaneously experience the Quebecois culture.

The certificate path begins with Everyday French, which includes course content designed for beginner and intermediate level participants (placement test score below 57%). Before registering, take our online placement test to see if this course is suited to your current abilities.  



What to Expect

Start any time after each course opens. These three Online: Paced courses will cover everyday vocabulary and activities to help you master the basics or brush up on your existing skills. Start anytime and study as much or as little as you want from week to week, completing the coursework at your own pace.

As you progress in your French language learning journey, you will increase your knowledge of the language while engaging in new and more sophisticated contexts.

Interactive quizzes, self-assessment tasks, and projects will help you appreciate all that you have learned as well as what you may need to review before your next adventure in French. 

Completion time: 6 months


Topics include:

  • Language for daily interactions;
  • Pronunciation;
  • Quebecois culture.

Admission Requirements

  • OPEN, apply online and receive immediate approval
  • Designed for beginner and/or low-intermediate learners
  • Complete all three online courses to earn the certificate
Cost and Access

Certificate in French Essentials


Full Program $292.50

Use discount code FORFAIT when you register for all three courses. Price adjusted at checkout.


All materials are provided

Access to course

Select each course section when you register

Start any time after the course opens