French Courses and Learning Opportunities

UPEI Online Courses

French language training opportunities are free of charge for classified and casual civil service employees and employees of Health PEI.  Course outlines are provided on this webpage: French for Government of PEI Employees | University of Prince Edward Island (

Registration for winter 2023 is now closed.


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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 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.


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 .