The français au bureau courses are for people who have management positions and / or interact with French-speaking or bilingual colleagues or external stakeholders.
In the Français au bureau 1 course (prerequisite: Intermediate 2), the emphasis is on tasks such as advising and guiding in the office, talking about your job, reporting, advising a client, and speaking on the phone. With the grammar of Intermediate 3, this course offers a study of more complex structures.
The Français au bureau 2 course (prerequisite: Intermediate 4) emphasizes topics such as government hiring, diversity at work, interpersonal conflicts, and business meetings. With the grammar of Advanced 1, this course adds to previous work on complex sentences achieved by learners who have taken previous courses at the intermediate level.
The Office of Acadian Affairs and Francophonie, with funding from the Canada-N.S. Agreement on French-language services, is covering the course fee for 155 participants from the government of Nova Scotia.
Courses for NS Government Employees
Important: You cannot register here, but you can print off the forms for provincial government employees. Please note that you will need your supervisor’s email approval, as well as their position and the date, when you send in your form (if you can obtain their signature, that is great, but we know that it is more difficult for some during the Coronavirus pandemic). Otherwise, your registration will not be valid.
Are your courses open to anyone? Are there prerequisites?
For all French as a Second Language classes, you must first complete a French Language aptitude assessment.
Do I have to take a test before enrolling in a course?
Yes, for all French as a Second Language courses, passing a French aptitude assessment is required in order to enrol.
Will I earn a French certificate?
Yes, we have certificates for all completed French as a Second Language courses. Please note that good attendance is a mandatory requirement for completion.
Do you offer accreditation as well?
Yes, we’ve recently added a micro-credentialled course to our course list, and plan to add more in the future. Please keep checking this site. Or if you’d like to partner with us to create an accreditation, please contact us.
Can I take part-time classes or even full-time classes?
Yes, we offer both part-time and full-time course options. We also offer tutorials.
When is the deadline to register? How do I register? Can I pay online?
For most courses that we offer, you can now register and pay online.
Who should I contact for more information?
Contact us with your questions, or reach out to a member of our team directly to get more information on the course you are interested in.
How will I know if I have been accepted?
Upon registration, you will receive an automatic confirmation email.
What happens if a class is cancelled?
You will be informed by email if a class is cancelled.
What happens if I have to miss a class?
Please let your teacher know in advance if possible, and they can ensure you don’t miss any important course material.
What happens if I need to cancel after registering?
For all courses, you will have a very limited window for cancellation. Please check the individual requirements of your course, as our cancellation deadlines are final.
Do you offer classes in English?
Yes we do.
Are you hiring?
We hire throughout the year, depending upon need. Some of our former students now work with us. We encourage anyone with a good French or teaching background interested in working with us to send a resume, and we will get back to you if we have an opening.
We adapt our French Language teaching and course offerings to the needs of our students. It's why Université Sainte-Anne is one of the highest-regarded French as a Second Language institutions nationwide. Contact us today to find out how we can support your professional or personal development in French.