MICRO-CREDENTIALS - MEDICAL INTERPRETING
Professional interpreters must continually improve their skills and knowledge. Our 10-week, 40-hour course covers the medical domain and will begin in Fall 2022.
- This course is open to members of the Association of Translators and Interpreters of Nova Scotia (ATINS) or Canadians looking for further training in the field.
- Our program Foundations in Dialogue Interpreting is the prerequisite for this course.
- Previous students at Sainte-Anne, those aged 60 and older, and members of our partners -the Association of Translators and Interpreters of Nova Scotia, Access Language Services; Alliance Française Halifax; Réseau Santé Nouvelle-Écosse; Régie de la santé de la Nouvelle-Écosse; et Consortium national de formations en santé - receive a 10 per cent discount.
- Learn online via Microsoft Teams.
- Earn a professional accreditation in your field from one of Canada’s most prestigious French Language Universities.
The Foundations in Dialogue Interpreting course was offered twice in 2021 with instructor Jeff Staflund, Chief Interpreter with the Government of New Brunswick from 2013-18 and a federally certified conference interpreter (English booth) since 2010. Staflund developed a program from A-Z with input from ATINS members for the base course in Interpretation.
Staflund, who describes himself as a lifelong student, is based in Winnipeg and has been working in the language profession for more than 25 years. A teacher, translator and interpreter, he holds a doctorate in education with a specialization in training interpreters.
Jeff Staflund - Teacher/Developer of course content
French as a Second Language at
Université Sainte-Anne, with a long history as a major contributor to French language education in Nova Scotia, offers numerous courses in French for adults. Our mission is to help people interested in French, whether for work or leisure, looking to elevate their skills or to establish proficiency.
We offer a variety of options for French (or English) language training. Our programs are open to everyone and can be combined to create customized training that mixes the benefits of private tutoring with group training. This allows you to focus on your professional or personal development through French language aptitude in a cost-effective manner.
With a lifelong passion for languages, Souhaël studied linguistics and particularly second language didactics. At Sainte-Anne since 2009, he has held the positions of teacher, manager and, since 2017, director of customized training and French as a second language. Interaction with his team and learners, and the opportunity to create new programs is what he prefers about his role.
After studying Roman languages and obtaining a degree in computer science, Sylvie joined the FSL department in 2007. She was a teacher for 2 years, then worked as an advisor and then as a manager since 2009. Responsible for distance learning and training outside of Nova Scotia, she plans and organizes training for federal public servants and individuals wishing to learn French or improve their level. Having played a very important role in the development of online FSL course delivery, she is very familiar with distance learning techniques and the technological tools used by the teaching team. It is always a pleasure for her to contribute her experience acquired over the years to ensure the success of learners.
At Université Sainte-Anne since 2017, Oriane Le Falher started at the institution as a French as a Second Language teacher and then took the opportunity to be language training manager for the part-time program up to 2018. Back in 2019 after maternity leave, she became coordinator of the new CLIC program for newcomers that she helped establish for the FLS department. Her priority is to always be available to support the learning path of clients and to aid colleagues.
Shortly after arriving in Halifax, Marine joined the French as a second language team in 2017 as a teacher. She then became training manager in 2018, initially to plan and organize our part-time course sessions. She is now in charge of customized training and intensive schooling for adults located in the Halifax area who wish to improve or deepen their knowledge of French.
Craig Meister has been working in the French as a second language division at Université Sainte-Anne in Halifax since 2006. After a number of years as a teacher, he looked after the French for part-time students courses and is now with the new program in micro-credentials.
With a Bachelor of Science in Languages specializing in French as a Second Language, Juliette joined the French as a Second Language team in February 2018 as a teacher. She has taught numerous federal and provincial government employees in group and tutorial settings. In 2020, she became an evaluator for the French Assessment Test oral exams as well as for the Diplomas in Professional French. More recently, Juliette changed her role by becoming a project coordinator for our Customized Training division.
Anna joined the FSL teaching team in late 2019 at the Charlottetown centre on Prince Edward Island. Soon she had the opportunity to help with the administrative management of the centre part-time while teaching. With these experiences under her belt, she fully joins the administrative team in April 2022 as a teaching assistant. She is looking forward to assisting both the teachers and the management team.
After studying French and linguistics at university and doing several sessions of immersion at the Pointe-de-l'Église campus as a student and immersion school secretary, Erin joined the FSL department in 2019. She taught French and English as a Second Language courses and then became manager for the part-time French courses. It is always a pleasure for Erin to help students achieve their learning goals, and to watch them progress through the levels.
Partner with us
We work collaboratively with businesses, associations and groups who want to acquire specific skills with a much shorter time commitment than what a traditional university course can offer. We work with your experts to develop a program to suit your needs, creating a curriculum that meets your team-training goals. A strong pre-knowledge of the French language is a prerequisite we can assess before beginning the process together.
Micro-certification involves shorter, competency-based courses offered to new workers, professionals, immigrants, and those looking to change careers, and focuses on practical, lifelong learning in today’s rapidly changing workplace.
Customize your French as a Second Language Experience
Whether you want to prepare a second language evaluation for the Canadian public service, improve your professional profile or prepare for your next trip to Quebec City or France, contact us! We will design and implement the training that will meet your needs.
Part-Time Courses (CTP)
These part-time courses are offered once a week (or twice a week for accelerated courses) and are a useful way to maintain French language skills or to start learning. Join one of our groups and enjoy a dynamic and interactive learning environment that encourages speaking.
These 5-week programs are specially designed to improve and develop the French language proficiency of participants and are offered full-time, Monday to Friday. If your goal is to learn and improve your French as quickly as possible, this program is for you!
Canadian Citizenship Language Evaluation (CLIC)
The CLIC program prepares beginners for the Canadian citizenship language evaluation. This program is funded by Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada and is free of charge for Permanent Residents and people with refugee status. Intake is continuous, so you can register at any time.
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Partner with us to create a customized French Language curriculum to fit your training plan. We work collaboratively with experts across multiple sectors, helping businesses, industry associations and groups build French-language skill sets and meet their multilingual goals.Contact Us
When do your courses start? Do you offer classes with start-times throughout the year?
We offer a number of different programs throughout the year. We have part-time and full-time classes, conversation classes, a book club class for more advanced students, and other speciality courses through the year. We offer one-on-one tutorials and sometimes group tutorials. We have a free Canadian Citizenship Language Evaluation (CLIC) program for newcomers to learn French. We’ve also recently added micro-credentialled courses for interpreters.
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.