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Do you want to learn or improve your knowledge of French?

In collaboration with the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration,the  CSAI offers part-time French courses as well as conversation workshops. 

What are the benefits of learning French?

  • It is the official language of Quebec
  • For better integration into society and the Quebec labor market
  • To understand Quebec society and have access to news and cultural productions from Quebec
  • To be able to communicate in the language of the host society
  • It is the fifth most spoken language in the world

In Quebec, the French language holds an official status and is widely utilized in public institutions, workplaces, educational institutions, communication channels, commercial activities, and business dealings. It is also considered a crucial aspect of identity and inclusivity within Quebec society. For those seeking to enhance their French language proficiency, we recommend exploring the Learn French program available on Québec.ca

French learning services for:

  • Persons aged 16 and over on July 1 preceding the application for admission and domiciled in Quebec:
  • Immigrants;
  • People who were born in Canada;
  • workers in companies who wish to receive these services;
    People who plan to settle in Quebec.

We are pleased to offer a variety of French courses to suit your needs. Whether you prefer full-time or part-time study, in-person or remote attendance, our courses are available throughout Quebec provance.
Additionally, we offer various course formats, such as fully online or offline remote classes, courses tailored to specific fields of employment, and courses held in a working environment. We prioritize flexibility and accessibility in our course offerings, and we look forward to supporting your language learning journey.

French courses from the Quebec government are free. Incentive financial assistance is also offered to eligible persons, under certain conditions.

CSAI is a partner of the Government of Quebec to offer French learning services

part-time;
beginner, intermediate or advanced levels;

Required documents for registration
  • Attestation certifiant le niveau de français 
  • Immigration documents

To register, visit

Apprendre le français

I would like to express my gratitude to CSAI and the province of Quebec for granting us the chance to learn French. Our aim is to fully integrate into Quebec society. Despite the challenges brought about by the pandemic, we were able to enhance our understanding of the language through our studies. We have made significant progress in speaking and comprehending French in both formal and informal settings, such as on the streets or in shops.
-Alexandra and Alexander Miklin,
PARTICIPANTS IN FRANCIZATION COURSES
“I was lucky to have participated in the French workshops, the course was very interesting and useful, and it helped me a lot. Thank you so much! ”
-Yan Han,
PARTICIPANT IN FRENCH CONVERSATION WORKSHOPS
Conversation Workshops

The CSAI offers free French conversation workshops. These workshops allow participants to practice and improve their French in a relaxed setting and are led by our knowledgeable volunteers. 

If you already speak French and are looking to enhance your skills, the CSAI offers intermediate or advanced-level French conversation workshops twice a week in Ville-Émard and Île-des-Sœurs. These workshops are specifically designed for newcomers and immigrants and also include social activities that allow participants to explore new places while practicing their French.

More information : conversation@centrecsai.org

The benefits of learning French at CSAI (FRENCH CONVERSATION WORKSHOPS)
  • Discussion topics are tailored to the group and participants can suggest topics for discussion

  • You will be able to learn and/or improve your French with people who have the same level of French as you

  • French conversation workshops are offered at various points of service (Ville-Émard/Côte-Saint-Paul and Verdun/Île-des-Sœurs)

  • Services are provided throughout the year.