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Centre d'education et de formation pour adultes (CÉFA)


French as a Second Language (FSL) is for those who would like to learn French or improve their French. We offer three levels of training. The fee for these courses covers our costs as this service is not covered under our ministry funding.

This program provides theoretical and practical training in French as a Second Language which allows you to acquire the written and oral skills necessary for your personal and professional development. Our three-level program is designed to meet your needs.  Each course is designed for you to learn French quickly, regardless of your level.  The levels provide you with an easy building block approach to learning. Me, learning French? Yes, with CÉFA, this can become a reality.

Join our next session: (2021/2022)                      Register Here

  • Fall session – September to December
    • FSL 1 - Mondays 6 to 8 pm - Sep 20 to Dec 6, 2021
    • FSL 2 - Tuesdays 6 to 8 pm - Sep 21 to Nov 30, 2021
  • Winter session - January to March
    • FSL 1 - Fridays  6 to 8 pm - Jan 7 to Mar 18, 2022
    • FSL 2 - Mondays 6 to 8 pm - Jan 3 to Mar 14, 2022
    • FSL 3 - Tuesdays 6 to 8 pm - Jan 4 to Mar 15, 2022
  • Spring session – April to June
    • French Basics - Mondays         6 to 7 pm - April 25 to June 6, 2022
    • FSL 1 -              Wednesdays   6 to 8 pm - April 13 to June 15, 2022
    • FSL 2 -              Tuesdays        6 to 8 pm -  April 12 to June 14, 2022
    • FSL 3 -              Mondays         6 to 8 pm - April 11 to June 27, 2022


  • FSL courses are $210 each, plus $50 for the textbook; which is used for all 3 levels of FSL
  • French Basics is $105, all materials are included


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This course introduces you to the French language.  In a relaxed and welcoming setting, you will learn the basic vocabulary and present tense verbs. You will learn to express yourself with clarity and precision both verbally and in writing.  The primary focus of this course is core French and beginner conversation.


Learn the basics of French language and use the most common expressions in everyday living.  Continue conjugating verbs in the present tense and start on to the past and the future tenses as well.  At the end of this level, you will be able to communicate at a basic level and be ready to continue to build your fluency.


Now the fun begins. You will learn to better converse and express your ideas, give information and have discussions.  At the end of this level, you will be able to participate with ease in a conversation and write paragraphs.

French Basics

This course is designed for those that have had no training in French. It will introduce the sounds, the alphabet, the concept of masculine and feminine, and some basic phrases. 

Basic Phrases (under construction)

However, if you are just looking to learn a few simple phrases; maybe if you are going on holiday and just want a few things to say, then our Basic Phrases course is for you.