*Please note that in-person French classes have been suspended in response to COVID-19 restrictions currently in place.

We offer two distance learning opportunities:




The conversational French program offered in the classroom includes four beginner levels, four intermediate levels, advanced courses and upgrading.

It is taught using a communicative method that puts the learners at the center of their learning. A different theme is explored at each level.

These part-time courses are 27.5 hours in length. Evening courses will be scheduled based on the majority group preference.

Fee: $275 (includes the workbook)

Fees must be paid in full at registration. No registration will be processed until payment is received.

Collège de l'Île reserves the right to cancel a class if the minimum number of enrolments is not received. In such cases, a full refund will be given.

A student who withdraws before the first class will receive a full refund, minus administration fees of $20. No refunds will be allowed after the first class.

For more details on the conversational French program, contact the Coordinator at 1-877-854-3010, ext 246, or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

To register, click here.

Themes and points studied at the intermediate levels

Intermediate 1
Theme: Travel
Handbook: Faites vos valises!

Points studied: Using communication strategies; Asking different types of questions; Talking about the weather; Talking about travel and travel-related activities; Using travel vocabulary; Using the past tense and the imperfect tense of many verbs; Using the past tense in sequence with the imperfect tense; Using the continuous present, the recent past and the near future of many verbs; Using the present and future tenses of many verbs; Using the present conditional of many verbs; Speaking hypothetically using "si" + imperfect + present conditional; Using impersonal verbs; Using indirect speech; Using many adverbs; Using more indefinite adjectives; Using demonstrative pronouns; Using possessive pronouns; Using direct and indirect pronouns as well as "y"; Using relative pronouns; Using time indicators (ago, in, during, since); Using connecting words.

Intermediate 2
Theme: Health and physical activity
Handbook: En pleine forme!

Points studied: Using communication strategies; Giving permission and authorization; Talking about health and good physical form; Using vocabulary pertaining to health, sports and physical exercise; Using the future tense; Using the imperfect tense with avoir and être; Using the imperfect tense with reflexive verbs; Using the gerundive; Using the imperative with direct and indirect pronouns; Using indirect speech; Expressing anteriority using the past, imperfect and pluperfect tenses; Expressing posteriority using the future and future perfect tenses; Using expressions to indicate anteriority and posteriority; Using the past conditional; Using reflexive verbs in the present and past tenses; Using si + imperfect + present conditional.

Intermediate 3
Theme: The arts
Handbook: Mosaïque!

Points studied: Greater depth on points studied in previous levels; personal object pronouns (continued); present subjunctive; past tenses: present perfect, imperfect and pluperfect (continued); sequence of tenses; pluperfect; present conditional; linking words; relative pronouns qui, que, où and dont (continued); direct speech to indirect speech; indicators of frequency; indicators of approximation and precision; tastes and preferences; agreement and disagreement; expressions and vocabulary related to the arts (theatre, cinema, visual arts, performance and music); artist biographies.

Intermediate 4
Theme: The Francophone community here and elsewhere
Handbook: Escales...

Points studied: Greater depth on points studied in previous levels; past conditional; pronominal verbs in all tenses studied; subjunctive (continued); sequence of tenses; linking words (continued); relative pronouns (continued); relative pronoun "lequel" and its derivatives; past infinitive; agreement of the past participle; ce qui, ce que, ce dont; expressions marking condition; goal, cause and consequences; vocabulary related to overseas travel; semi-auxiliary faire; express preferences; express an opinion; describe; react; persuade; convince; ask questions; answer questions; recount experiences; compare; listen, summarize and report; discuss; customs and traditions; Francophone countries and regions; travel do's and don'ts; the advantages of travel.