French is an important language in Canada. In fact, Montreal has the second largest group of French speakers in the world after Paris. Speaking the language can be incredibly beneficial when you start looking for a job, so it is recommended that you find a school or program that can help.
Most of these schools require a fee and have either day or night classes. This convenience allows you to have a job during the day or night and study in your free time.
Find information about classes in your area:
- Public libraries
- School bulletin boards
- Universities and colleges
- French cultural organisations
- Private schools
- Yellow pages
Strong French and English language skills are important for many reasons, such as:
- getting a job,
- going to school,
- accessing services,
- helping your children with school work,
- meeting and interacting with people, and
- getting your Canadian citizenship
In order to qualify for these classes, you will need to go through a language assessment test, which will determine your language abilities.
Language proficiency exams
In order to prove your language abilities, there are cases where you will need to apply for a job or to study with certain certifications.
English language tests and certificates:
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
- Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP)
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL: commonly required by universities and colleges)
French language tests and certificates:
- Test d’évaluation de français (TEF)
- Diplôme d’études en langue française (DELF)
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