Introducing micro-credentials at Sainte-Anne

Introducing micro-credentials at Sainte-Anne

Introducing micro-credentials at Sainte-Anne

Micro-Credentials - Foundations in Dialogue Interpreting

Professional interpreters must continually improve their skills and knowledge. Our 10-week, 60-hour course covers the foundations of French dialogue interpreting—enabling you to take your skills to the next level and earn a micro-certification.

  • 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.
  • Previous students at Sainte-Anne ; members of our three partners (the Association of Translators and Interpreters of Nova Scotia, Access Language Services, and Alliance Française Halifax); and those aged 60 years and older, 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.
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Interpretation Badges

The Interprétation course will be taught by Jeff Staflund, Chief Interpreter with the Government of New Brunswick from 2013-18 and a federally certified conference interpreter (English booth) since 2010. He has developed a program from A-Z with input from ATINS members for a course in Foundations in Dialogue Interpreting. 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

 
Jeff Staflund

French as a Second Language at
Université Sainte-Anne

Our Capabilities

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.

Our Courses

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.

Our Team

Souhaël Bouallagui

Souhaël Bouallagui

Director of Customized Training and French as a Second Language

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.

Sylvie Gobert

Sylvie Gobert

Language Training Manager

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.

Oriane Le Falher

Oriane Le Falher

Program coordinator

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.

Marine Mercier

Marine Mercier

Language training manager

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

Craig Meister

Project Coordinator

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.

Erin Whiting

Erin Whiting

Language training manager

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.

Our Courses

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.

École intensive

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.

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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.