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 mbeaulieu@gov.pe.ca 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.UPEI Online Courses

We are happy to announce new French language training opportunities available this Fall with the University of Prince Edward Island. The university’s Office of Continuing Education and Professional Development and its partner, the Centre d’excellence en français, are looking forward to offering French language courses and training to our organization.  
 
Five online courses are available for employees and are free of charge for classified and casual civil service employees and employees of Health PEI.
 
Upcoming Courses for 2022-2023 -Fall semester (12 weeks)
French PD 1010 - Introduction to French Language and Culture I
French PD 1020 - Introduction to French Language and Culture II
French PD 2010 - Intermediate French Language I
French PD 2020 - Intermediate French Language II
French PD 3010 - Advance Oral and Written Communication

Information about these courses is provided on this webpage: French for Government of PEI Employees | University of Prince Edward Island (upei.ca)
 
Registration deadline: September 6, 2022 Registration for fall 2022 courses is now closed. 

 

Virtual Conversation Groups will start on  September 19, 2022.

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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 as many sessions as you want, any day and time of the week depending on your schedule. If you are interested in participating, please communicate with Manon Beaulieu at mbeaulieu@gov.pe.ca to request the Zoom link to join the session.  

 

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 mbeaulieu@gov.pe.ca .