Sunday, September 16, 2012

French For Federal Government Employees

Are you a currently employed by the federal government or do you hope join the public service in Ottawa? La Cite collegiale is offering French as A Second Language courses in Ottawa this fall. The PFL2 stream has beginner, intermediate I and intermediate II level courses starting September 18th on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

If you are preparing for the second language evaluation (SLE) La Cite is offerring reading and writing test preparation and level B and C oral interaction.

For more information:
Daniel Cardinal
613-742-2493 ext 2763

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Fall French Classes Ottawa

For a full and complete listing of schools in Ottawa offering French Lessons for the upcoming fall semester be sure to visit.

Algonquin College and La Cité collégiale are both offering intensive programs that are sure to improve and enhance your conversational skills.

Algonquin College is one of the only institutions on the Ottawa Region to offer the TFI:
Test de français international.

The Test de français international is a multiple choice test the evaluates a student's ability to understand, speak, read and write French as it is used in the international workplace.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Job Posting: Fast Forward French Language Instructor

Job Overview

Prepare teaching materials and outlines for courses, Prepare, administer and mark tests and papers to evaluate students' progress, Develop course content, Conduct course and program evaluation or review
Job Qualifications

Education: Completion of college/CEGEP/vocational or technical training, Some university, Completion of university

Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.): Not applicable

Experience: Will train

Languages: Speak English, Speak French, Read English, Read French, Write English, Write French

Work Setting: Language school

Area of Instruction: French as a second language, Education

Specific Skills: Prepare teaching materials and outlines for courses, Prepare, administer and mark tests and papers to evaluate students' progress, Develop course content, Conduct course and program evaluation or review

Additional Skills: Prepare reports

Security and Safety: Criminal record check

Transportation/Travel Information: Own transportation

Ability to Supervise: 1 to 2 people

Teaching Audience: Children, youth, Adult

Teaching Format: Tutor/one-on-one instruction, Classroom

Essential Skills: Reading text, Document use, Numeracy, Writing, Oral communication, Working with others, Problem solving, Decision making, Critical thinking, Job task planning and organizing, Significant use of memory, Finding information, Computer use, Continuous learning

Other Information:We are expanding our evening after-school program and are seeking teachers (strong in French and have a passion for teaching) for one or more evenings a week. CV's and cover letters in French please.
How To Apply
By Email:

Employer Information
Fast Forward French

Saturday, May 19, 2012

University of Ottawa Summer French Course Intensive

The University of Ottawa's Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute (OLBI) will be offering a three-week intensive course in French this summer from August 7 to 24, 2012. The course is an integrated four-skill course focusing on listening, speaking, reading and writing. The major emphasis of the course will be on vocabulary development and improvement of grammar skills.

Schedule: Morning: Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Afternoon: Courses normally end at 2:30 p.m Six hours divided over four days (Monday to Thursday).

Benefits: -21 hours of classes each week -work in our language laboratories -improve pronunciation -develop listening and speaking skills -Optional socio-cultural activities

Cost: $1400

Entrance Criteria: The Official Language and Bilingualism Institute’s language test.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Quick Audio French Lesson

Looking to pick up some basic pronounciation through repetition. Here is a quick online lesson you practice right from your computer. Visit this link for more info on learning french online.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

French Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC)

Source: Citizenship & Imigration Canada

There are two official languages in Canada: English and French. Almost everyone in Canada speaks at least one of these languages; millions of Canadians speak both. There are Anglophone and Francophone communities in every province and territory. English is the language of the majority everywhere in Canada, except in the province of Quebec, where French is the official language. French is spoken in many communities in other provinces, especially New Brunswick, Ontario and Manitoba. New Brunswick is an officially bilingual province.

One of the most important skills you will need to adapt to life here in Canada is to speak English or French. Once you learn one or both of these languages, you will find it easier to get a job, to understand Canada and to communicate with your children, who will be busy learning English or French at school. Knowing both languages is strongly encouraged because bilingualism makes it easier to integrate into Canadian society, especially into the labour force.

There are many language courses available, and many of them are free. Sometimes these courses are called “ESL” for English as a Second Language, or “FSL” for French as a Second Language.

Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC)

The Government of Canada, in cooperation with provincial governments, school boards, community colleges and immigrant-serving organizations, offers free language training across the country to adult permanent residents. In most provinces, the name of the program is LINC. (In French, this program is known as CLIC, for Cours de langue pour les immigrants au Canada.) LINC can also assess your current language skills to find out which training program would be best for you.

LINC offers both full- and part-time classes to suit your needs. Most LINC centres can also refer you to other non-LINC classes in your area, and some offer free child care while you attend classes.

Remember, language classes are available for all the adults in your family, not just the person who may be looking for work.

For more information

To find out where you can take LINC classes in your area, go to the Services for Newcomers page of the CIC website at You could also contact your local immigrant-serving organization. They will likely refer you to a LINC assessment centre, which will then refer you to organizations offering LINC classes. You might also want to telephone your local school board directly to find out about classes in your community.

Most universities and community colleges also offer language classes, as well as some private language schools and community organizations. You can find more information on French Classes in Ottawa here . Remember to ask about fees, since these courses may not be free.