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Our academic program consists of 90 hours of class and 45 hours of workshops.


Courses are from 9 am to 12:15 and workshops from 1 pm to 4 pm.

Our FSL courses are based on the levels of CEFR Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Courses from level A1 (beginner) to B2+ (upper-intermediate) are offered at l’École de Français de Rivière-du-Loup. 

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Placement test

First, students complete an online placement test before arrival. 

Upon arrival, there are an interview with two of our teachers and a written diagnostic test, both take place during the welcome weekend at the beginning of the program. 

Using the results of these tests, students are grouped into classes according to one of the six CEFR levels of French that we offer.


Common European Frame or Reference for languages

Our FSL courses are based on the levels of CEFR.  Levels from A1 (beginner) to B2 (advanced intermediate) are offered at l’École de français.

The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, teaching, assessment (CEFR) presents a comprehensive descriptive scheme of language proficiency and a set of Common Reference Levels (A1 to C2) defined in illustrative descriptor scales, plus options for curriculum design promoting plurilingual and intercultural education.

To learn more about the CEFR, visit their website.


There are two exams during the program, one at mid term and the other at the end of the program.


There are 45 hours of workshops that take place in the afternoon from 1 pm to 4 pm, from Monday to Thursday

Our workshops have been carefully devised to complement the program’s academic curriculum with a more direct, less theoretical approach.

Atelier de Conversation

Students are grouped according to their level. The workshop uses a more informal setting and aims to help students practise spontaneous French conversation, use grammar elements learned in class, improve vocabulary, and, of course, increase confidence in using the target language!

Conversation Workshop

Atelier EXPLORE-action

Share the ups and downs of your Explore experience with other students and make a creative journal (drawing, writing and collage) as your very own personal development tool.

EXPLORE-action Workshop

Atelier de Culture québécoise

Being in Québec is a great opportunity to learn more about the history and culture of the province and the Lower-Saint-Lawrence region. Through the study of its legends, literature, music, gastronomy and cinema, students will come to better understand what makes Rivière-du-Loup such a unique place to discover.

Quebec Culture Workshop

Atelier bénévolat

Interested students can volunteer with organizations and businesses in Rivière-du-Loup and even with l’École de français. It’s a great way to interact with community members and make a sustainable contribution during your immersion experience. Places are limited.

Volunteering Workshop

A variety of other workshops may be offered each term according to the expertise of our facilitators.  Here are some examples of workshops from previous years: music, sports, cinema, yearbook & board games, phonetics, improvisation, cooking, biology & the outdoors.

Note: Attendance to workshops is mandatory. Attendance and active participation in workshops are graded.


At the end of the program, L’École de français issues one transcript of academic records per student free of charge and sends it by regular mail.

Students who need an official transcript to be issued must submit a request, at

No username or password is needed.

Click on Demande de documents – Ancien étudiant.

Select the desired document: SFC02 – Formation continue – Bulletin avec sceau du cégep.

You will be asked to identify yourself (student number is not required) and you can pay the fees (10CAD$) by credit card directly on Omnivox. We will produce and transmit the document as soon as payment is received.


Universities may grant credits for an immersion course depending on the student’s program and the level of the course.