French Courses and Learning Opportunities

UPEI Online Courses - Fall registration is now closed.

We are happy to announce new French language training opportunities available this fall through 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.  

A range of courses are available for employees that have been placed in Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced levels by the UPEI French Placement Test for Professional Development and are free of charge for classified and casual civil service employees and employees of Health PEI.

 

UPEI French Placement Test Information

The University of Prince Edward Island is the provider for French language training. Please complete the UPEI French Placement Test .  UPEI will inform you of your result and transfer the information to us as well so we can inform you of upcoming training that meets your proficiency level for Professional Development. For more information, please click here.

 

French for Medical Purposes workshops for Health PEI employees – Low Intermediate level

Health PEI and the Public Service Commission (PSC) are pleased to share with you a pilot initiative launched by a partnership between the University of PEI and McGill University to offer French for Medical Purposes workshops for Health PEI employees. The inaugural group of 15 employees will participate in virtual workshop at the Low Intermediate level beginning in September 2021, with additional levels and cohorts beginning January 2022.

Fall registration is now closed, please click here to register for January 2022.

 

Virtual Conversation Groups

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, Beginner II, Intermediate, Intermediate II and Advanced) session you would like to join. These levels are based on the UPEI French Placement Test that you can complete if you are unsure of your proficiency level.

Virtual Conversation Groups Schedule - September 20th to December 9th, 2021 *  PLEASE NOTE THAT A TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY WILL NOT PERMIT TO BE CONNECTED TO THE CONVERSATION GROUPS UNTIL 11:45 ON SEPTEMBER 20TH. 

Virtual Conversation Groups Schedule A.M.
Monday a.m. Tuesday a.m. Wednesday a.m. Thursday a.m. Friday a.m.

10:30 Beginner I (30 min.)
11:15 Advanced (30 min.)

 

9:00 Beginner I (30 min.)
9:45 Beginner II / Intermediate I (30 min.)
10:30 Intermediate II / III (45 min.)
11:30 Advanced (30 min.)

 

9:00 Intermediate II / III (45 min.) 11:30 Beginner II / Intermediate I (30 min.)  

 

Virtual Conversation Groups Schedule P.M.
Monday p.m. Tuesday p.m. Wednesday p.m. Thursday p.m. Friday p.m.

12:00 Beginner II / Intermediate I (30 min.)  
12:45 Intermediate II / III (45 min.)
6:00 Intermediate II / III (45 min.)
7:00 Beginner I (30 min.)
7:45 Beginner II / Intermediate I (30 min.)

 

 

12:00 Beginner I (30 min.)
12:30 Beginner II / Intermediate I (30 min.)  
6:00 Advanced (30 min.)  
6:45 Beginner II / Intermediate I (30 min.)  
7:30 Beginner I (30 min.)  
8:15 Intermediate II / III (45 min.)

 

12:15 Beginner I (30 min.)
1:00 Intermediate II / III (45 min.)