Learn French

  • Winter 2022
  • Spring and summer 2022
  • Fall 2022
  • Register for classes
  • Safety measures for in-person classes

Our French classes are offered in partnership with the Association franco-yukonnaise (AFY) in Whitehorse.

Employees of a public or parapublic organization

Employees of a public or parapublic organization may have access to more course offerings in the daytime.

Find information about French courses on the French Language Services Directorate's intranet on Yukonnect.


  1. Winter 2022

    Schedule

    The winter session runs from January to April.

    Go to the winter 2022 schedule.

    Preregistration for students already taking courses opens on December 13, 2021. General registration opens on December 20, 2021 

    Email french.training@yukon.ca to get a reminder when registration opens again for the winter 2022 session.

    Please note that a COVID-19 proof of vaccination is required to attend the in-person classes.

    Courses

    Course catalogue

    Go to our French language training catalogue for more information about our courses.
     

    Regular courses

    Expand your vocabulary, get feedback on your pronunciation and practice your speaking and writing skills.

    • 12-week course, 2 hours each week.
    • 10 levels available.
    • Offered in the evening.
       

    Add-on conversation workshops

    If you registered for regular courses, you can choose to sign up for a series of 10 conversation workshops. The workshops can help you further improve your speaking and listening skills in a small group setting.

    • One 90-minute workshop each week for 10 weeks.
    • 4 levels available.
    • Offered in the evening.

  2. Spring and summer 2022

    Schedule

    The spring and summer session runs from May to July.

    Come back in April to download the schedule for the spring and summer 2022 session.
     

    Courses

    Course catalogue

    Go to our French language training catalogue for more information about our courses.

    Let's speak French! workshops

    Would you like to practice French conversation? Develop your listening and speaking skills with these fun and interactive workshops.

    • One 90-minute workshop each week.
    • 4 levels available.
    • Option to enrol for a total of 6 or 12 weeks.
    • Offered online.

  3. Fall 2022

    Schedule

    The fall session runs from September to December.

    Come back in August to download the schedule for the fall 2022 session.

    Courses

    Course catalogue

    Go to our French language training catalogue for more information about our courses.
     

    Regular courses

    Expand your vocabulary, get feedback on your pronunciation and practice your speaking and writing skills.

    • 12-week course, 2 hours each week.
    • 10 levels available.
    • Offered in the evening.
       

    Add-on conversation workshops

    If you registered for regular courses, you can choose to sign up for a series of 10 conversation workshops. The workshops can help you further improve your speaking and listening skills in a small group setting.

    • One 90-minute workshop each week for 10 weeks.
    • 4 levels available.
    • Offered in the evening.
    • Conversation workshops will be delivered online for the fall 2021 session.

  4. Register for classes

    For which level should I register?

    If you know little to no French

    We recommend enrolling in the following courses if you don’t know any French, or if you can only say a few words.

    • Regular courses (fall and winter sessions): Beginner 1 level.
    • Add-on conversation workshops (fall and winter sessions): Beginner level.

    If you can at least talk about yourself in short sentences

    If you have never taken French classes with us before, you will need to take a free over-the-phone placement test. The test takes 15 to 30 minutes.

    To book a placement test:

    1. Email french.training@yukon.ca or phone 867-667-8297.
    2. Provide a phone number to reach you and a convenient date and time to complete your test.

    How do I register?

    Registration is on a 1st-come, 1st-served basis.

    To register, email french.training@yukon.ca or phone 867-667-8297 and provide the following information:

    • Your contact information.
    • The name, level and time of courses that interest you.
    • A convenient time to do a 15 to 30-minute placement test, if you need to confirm your level.

    How much does it cost?

    General public

    • Regular courses: $250 (no GST) for 12 classes.
    • Add-on conversation workshops: $90 (no GST) for 10 workshops.

    Employees of the Government of Yukon and the Yukon Hospital Corporation

    Find information about French courses on the French Language Services Directorate's intranet on Yukonnect.


  5. Safety measures for in-person classes

    We implement the following measures to keep everyone safe during in-person classes:

    • COVID-19 proof of vaccination is required to attend the in-person classes.
    • Don’t come to class if you are feeling sick or experiencing any symptoms, or if you have been asked to self-isolate.
    • We limit classes to 8 learners.
    • Learners work at separate tables, 2 meters apart.
    • Masks are mandatory when entering and leaving the classroom, and every time you are not seated at your table.
    • We provide hand sanitizer and encourage everyone to wash or sanitize their hands when entering and leaving the classroom.
    • We sanitize shared surfaces and items between every group.
    • Should public health recommendations change in Yukon, we will deliver all classes on Zoom for the rest of the session.

Contact 

If you have questions about French language classes, email french.training@yukon.ca or phone 867-667-8297.