Centre Saint-Louis — a great place to learn French and integrate more fully into Québec society

Who is eligible for the French second-language program?

  • People aged 16 and older
  • who have had more than nine years’ schooling in their country of origin and who are:
    • Canadians by birth
    • Canadian citizens
    • permanent residents
    • refugee claimants
    • refugees
    • holders of some work permits (with certain restrictions)

What documents are required to register, depending on status?

  • a Canadian birth certificate or citizenship card
  • an immigration document proving status in Canada
  • proof of residence in Québec: utility bill (Bell, Hydro-Québec, Rogers), bank correspondence

What documents are required for work-permit holders?

  • a valid work permit stating the employer’s name
  • a valid “open” work permit and a letter from an employer
    Maximum length of enrolment: 6 months. To extend the period of study, students must inform the centre that they wish to apply for a Québec Acceptance Certificate (CAQ) and a study permit. The Centre provides a letter to attach to both applications.

How are courses organized?

Placement test
  • course level determined by interview during registration
  • 6 levels of oral communication
  • 2 levels of written communication
  • two months per level
  • classes led by qualified, experienced teachers
  • varied content, real communication situations
  • examinations accredited by the Ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport

What are the day and evening schedules?

  • Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:55 p.m. (20 hours per week)
  • Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (30 hours per week)
  • Monday to Thursday, 5:45 p.m. to 10:10 p.m. (16 hours per week)

What are the fees?

  • $60 from July to December of each year
  • $60 from January to June of each year
  • $10 for materials at each level
  • $5 for the student card
  • minimal fees for special activities

How to register?

  • Phone for an appointment.
  • Bring the required documents.

How to find us?

Click here to find the Centre on a local map.