Second Language Training

Second Language Training


French as a Second Language Courses Bagotville MFRC

French is the official language of Quebec, and it is spoken by 98% of Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean’s population. It is an essential tool to work, conduct business, be independent in everyday activities, and take part in the region’s social and cultural life. 

French  as a second language classes are provided primarily to military family members. However, if there is available space, civilian employees at the base may register.
Autumn Winter Spring
Mid-September until mid-December Mid-January until mid-April Mid-April until mid-June
Classes offered throughout the year:
  • Beginner levels
  • Intermediate levels
  • Advanced levels

  • French: Stepping Stone to Employment program   
    • Aimed at people showing proficiency at an intermediate or advanced oral French level, this program is intended to ease your social and professional integration in the region of Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean.

Number of sessions: 4 to 5 each week


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For the French courses (begginer, intermediate and advanced levels):
$110 for military family members. This amount includes:
  • Registrations
  • Socio-cultural outings in the context of the classes
  • The two learning guides needed, including one that can be reused for the French Advanced Level (Level 6) course.
An amount of $50 will be refunded if you attend over 85% of the classes. Prices vary for civilian employees.

Program French: Stepping Stone to Employment
  • $50 for military family members. This amount will be refunded if you attend over 85% of the classes during the session.
  • $20 for the book “Par ici : méthode de Français,” levels 5 and 6.
For further information about the learning formula, visit the course webpage.​

Child care service:
50% of occasional care fees will be refunded to military family members. Please note that for the day classes, a child care service is provided at MFRC’s Respite Daycare for preschoolers.


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To find out all the details or to register, please contact the linguistic integration agent by dialing 418-677-7468.