French Courses and Learning Opportunities



The virtual conversation groups offer a great opportunity to practice your French, exchange with colleagues and ask questions. The groups are led by UPEI students and offer an informal environment. They don’t require a registration or regular commitment and you can join any time of the week depending on your schedule. If you are interested in participating, please communicate with Manon Beaulieu at to request the Zoom link of the proficiency level (Beginner I, Beginner II/ Intermediate I, Intermediate II/III and Advanced) session you would like to join.

Virtual Conversation Groups Schedule - January 17th to July 1st, 2022.

Virtual Conversation Groups Schedule A.M. - Duration of sessions: 30 minutes
Monday a.m. Tuesday a.m. Wednesday a.m. Thursday a.m.

10:30 Advanced

9:00 Beginner I
9:45 Beginner II / Intermediate I
10:30 Intermediate II / III
11:30 Intermediate II / III

  11:30 Beginner II / Intermediate I
Virtual Conversation Groups Schedule P.M. - Duration of sessions: 30 minutes
Monday p.m. Tuesday p.m. Wednesday p.m. Thursday p.m.
12:00 Beginner I 
12:45 Intermediate II / III
6:00 Intermediate II / III
7:00 Beginner I
7:45 Beginner II / Intermediate I

5:00 Advanced
6:00 Advanced
6:45 Beginner II / Intermediate I
7:30 Beginner I
8:00 Beginner I

* 5:45 session rescheduled to 8 pm

12:00 Beginner I 
12:30 Advanced
6:00 Beginner II / Intermediate I
6:45 Beginner II / Intermediate I

7:30 Beginner I 

8:15 Intermediate II / III

12:15 Beginner I 
1:00 Intermediate II / III



Learning French with Babbel

The Public Service Commission is offering you the opportunity to start learning French with the Babbel online app.

Employing the latest didactic research, Babbel gives you skills to use right away, enabling learners to immerse themselves in a new language.  This method of learning through conversation also teaches vocabulary actively and passively.  Babbel guides your brain to connect the dots by passively learning new information based on the dialogue's context.  This empowers you to actively use passively learned words, giving you the confidence to start talking right away. 

You can use Babbel on your computer, tablet, or smartphone and pick up where you left off on a different device - your progress will be synced automatically!

The number of subscriptions is limited and paid for as long as you maintain an average of 60 minutes of usage weekly.

If you are interested, please communicate with .


UPEI Online Courses

The university’s Office of Continuing Education and Professional Development and its partner, the Centre d’excellence en français, offer French language courses and training to our organization. Courses are free of charge for classified and casual civil service employees and employees of Health PEI.

The registration for spring 2022 is now closed but will resume in the fall. 

Information about these courses is provided on this UPEI Webpage.