Proficiency Program for Teachers of French as a Foreign Language (FFL) — Didactic, French Language and Culture

Become an ambassador of Quebec culture

You are a teacher and you are looking for an asset to your career?

The proficiency program for teacher of French as a foreign language might be more than an option to consider!

Offered in partnership with the Université de Montréal (UdeM), this program is for all teachers of FFL whose mother tongue is any other language than French. The said training program includes three (3) major components: French classes (language and phonetic), teaching modules and cultural, social and educational outings.

Moreover, the great geographical location of all accommodations gives a nice opportunity to enjoy the countless charms of the Latin Quarter located in the heart of Montreal City, and all its very popular summer festivals.


For a detailed description of the program, click on the following headings:


Eligible Participants:

Teachers of French as a Foreign Language (FFL) having a mother tongue other than French, teaching in high school, college, or university.

This proficiency program is also open to graduating students in education/teaching language with French as a Foreign Language (FFL) option.

Number of participants: A maximum of 20 people per group.



Program Objectives:

  • To strengthen language skills (written and oral) and stimulate the capacity to teach in fluent, up-to-date French
  • To deepen knowledge of French culture, particularly Quebec's one, by participating in a variety of cultural outings integrated into the program
  • To upgrade teaching methods
  • To explore new educational approaches to create even more inspiring courses for students
  • To conceive and experiment ideas and approaches applicable in class
  • To diversify classroom techniques through reflections and experiences of fellow teachers


Program Dates, Duration, Locations, and Content:

Program dates: From Monday, July 15 to Friday, July 26, 2019

Program duration: Two (2) weeks, with a total schedule volume of 65 hours

Program location: Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)

Program content: The program comprises French classes (language and phonetic), teaching modules and cultural, social and educational outings.


The profiency program in didactic, French language and culture: a non-credit program structured around three (3) main axis:


1) Didactic (teacher training)                                                                                                                          25 hours

Perfections linguistiquesParticipants strengthen written and oral communication skills through:

  • Theoretical lectures
  • Workshops on the appropriation and implementation of teaching methods
  • Round-tables promoting professional exchanges with peers

All these activities allow participants to collect a storehouse of educational references for their own professional use. These activities also stimulate a constant reflection about the topic "learning to learn".


2) French language                                                                                                                                         15 hours

Participants develop and refine their comprehension and oral communication skills through lectures and written work in collaborative spaces. Participants are also initiated to the French specifically spoken in Quebec. Through this initiation, a specific attention is paid to the phonetic (pronunciation, intonation and fluency).


3) Culture                                                                                                                                                           25 hours

Through a variety of topics viewed while going on educational, cultural and social outings, guided tours and regional excursions, participants deepen their knowledge of the French-speaking world with a specific emphasis on Quebec and French Canada realities.                                                                                                                                                                               Through this exploration, all participants engage in a reflexion about the best means to foster intercultural skills at all French as a foreign language learning steps.


All teaching material is included.


Perfections linguistiques


Language Instructors and Mentoring:

Instructors taking part in this training program are all certified academics specialized in teaching French as a foreign language (FFL). Stakeholders animating workshops are all recognized specialists in their respective professional fields.

The UQAM Non-Credit Language Course and the UdeM administrative teams are available and willing to help participants with any information requests.




UQAM Non-Credit Language Courses are proud to benefit from the following partnership:

Society of training and continuing education SOFEDUC
Association canadienne d'éducation des adultes des universités de langue française ACDEAULF
Association canadienne des professeurs d'immersion ACPI



Program Costs:

$1147 CAD* (tuition fees, activities, and teaching material included)

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*This cost includes:

  • Language tuition, teaching and educational workshops
  • Teaching material
  • Sociocultural activities (including outings)

The cost does not cover accomodation, meals, transportation fees, required insurances, personal expenses, or any other related expenses.



The Université du Québec à Montréal residences offer the two (2) following types of accomodation at preferential prices:


  • Single room in a shared appartment:                                                                                            13 nights/CAD $ 403.65
  • Private studio                                                                                                                                   13 nights/CAD $ 586.82

Please note that it takes approximately 45 minutes to reach the Université de Montréal from the UQAM residences by public transportation.                                                            

Click here to go to the "Housing" section.                                                                                            

To reserve your accommodation at UQAM residences, click here.




We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to see you again in the summer 2020!

The registration period is from December 1st, 2018 to June 1st, 2019. For any late registration, please contact the following number: 514-987-3000, ext. 5621.

For more information on the required documents for registration and the cancellation policy, please visit the Université de Montréal website by clicking here.

REGISTRATION (Please click on this link to register.)

Contact Information: Mrs Danielle Paquette