The aim of the Language Centre is to enable students to function well in their second language as officers of the Canadian Armed Forces.
Every effort is made to ensure that students become bilingual in the shortest possible time. Classes are small, with a maximum of 10 students. Five periods, each lasting 50 minutes, are timetabled for each week of the academic year. The learning process is given a practical aspect by the frequent use of technology. Classroom activities are designed to promote a high level of participation by the student. Students who have not reached the appropriate fluency level by the end of their second year take an intensive summer course of 250 hours.
Official testing is granted when students reach an acceptable level; the tests determine whether they have achieved a satisfactory rate of progress, they also indicate their actual level via a linguistic profile.
Language Centre Director
Mr. R.P. Paquet, B.A., M.A. (Laval)
Language Center Teaching Staff
French as a Second Language
All non-Francophone students who have passed the Public Service Commission’s bilingualism tests with a minimum of BBB can register for the Minor, Certificate, and Attestation in French as a Second Language. (Only students with BBB or with a maximum of one C in thier profile (CBB, BCB or BBC) will be allowed to follow these programmes)
The course will be split between the Language Centre and the Department of French, Literature and Culture, in a one third (LC) /two thirds ratio (FLC), The Language Centre portion of each course – the bilingualism portion – will focus on grammar, syntax, vocabulary and pronunciation. The French, Literature and Culture portion – the biculturalism portion – will explore the language via argumentation, persuasion, debates, conversations, analysis and literature, all of which with various themes.
For more information on the French as a Second Language programmes follow the link.