Language training workshops



French competency


Les étudiant·es inscrit·es aux cours de français au Département d'études françaises et à GradProSkills pourront participer gratuitement à l’activité découverte Explorons. Vous aurez la chance de parcourir la ville de Montréal et de découvrir des aspects culturels de celle-ci. 

Remarques : 

Pour participer, les étudiants de GradProSkills doivent être au niveau 3 ou plus. 

Si vous étudiez au Département d’études françaises, vous devez être inscrit·es au cours FRAN301. 

 

Students enrolled in French courses in Études françaises and GradProSkills will be able to participate in the free Explorons discovery activity. You will have the chance to explore the city of Montreal and discover its cultural aspects. 

Notes: 

To participate, GradProSkills students must be at level 3 or above. 

If you study at the Department of French Studies, you must be registered for the FRAN301. 

  • 14 June - 02 August
  • 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  • Sir George Williams

French competency


This one-hour workshop aims to give students an overview of the various governmental, community, and academic resources that can be accessed to learn French in Quebec. A brief overview of the competency framework will also be shared with participants.
  • 20 June
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Online

English competency


Do you want to improve your English? Are you looking for resources to help support your written and spoken grammar?

This Grammar workshop is one of two stand-alone grammar workshops open to all graduate students at Concordia University. This workshop gives participants a solid foundation needed to move toward producing polished papers, reports, and theses at an advanced level. The workshop aims to help face some of the most persistent challenges with  English grammar – namely, challenges related to articles, identifying the right verb tenses and the use of passive voice.


For more help with grammar, be sure to also register for English Grammar: prepositions, relative clauses, expletives, and modifiers. Note that neither of the two workshops is a prerequisite for the other.
 
  • 07 March
  • 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Online
Do you want to improve your English? Are you looking for resources to help support your written and spoken grammar?

This Grammar workshop is one of two stand-alone grammar workshops open to all graduate students at Concordia University. This workshop gives participants a solid foundation needed to move toward producing polished papers, reports, and theses at an advanced level. The workshop aims to help face some of the most persistent challenges with  English grammar – namely, challenges related to the use of prepositions, relative clauses, expletives, and misplaced and dangling modifiers. 


For more help with grammar, be sure to also register for English Grammar: articles, verbs, and passive voice. Note that neither of the two workshops is a prerequisite for the other.
 
  • 14 March
  • 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Online
Have you ever been misunderstood while speaking English? Drawing from pronunciation research and theatrical voice and speech, this workshop will present simple and effective adjustments that can be implemented into every day conversation.

Learn the English pronunciation foundations! The new and improved - streamlined workshop includes work on STRESS, word stress and key pronunciation difficulties. The skills we will cover are the ones that will give you the most change for the effort and time. That's what you want - key changes that make the biggest difference. Bring your most challenging words and pronunciation issues in English, and we will cover your specific needs as well at the end of the two hour workshop. 
  • 23 February
  • 12:00 PM - 02:30 PM
  • Sir George Williams

Les étudiant·es inscrit·es aux cours de français au Département d'études françaises et à GradProSkills pourront participer gratuitement à l’activité découverte Explorons. Vous aurez la chance de parcourir la ville de Montréal et de découvrir des aspects culturels de celle-ci. 

Remarques : 

Pour participer, les étudiants de GradProSkills doivent être au niveau 3 ou plus. 

Si vous étudiez au Département d’études françaises, vous devez être inscrit·es au cours FRAN301. 

 

Students enrolled in French courses in Études françaises and GradProSkills will be able to participate in the free Explorons discovery activity. You will have the chance to explore the city of Montreal and discover its cultural aspects. 

Notes: 

To participate, GradProSkills students must be at level 3 or above. 

If you study at the Department of French Studies, you must be registered for the FRAN301. 

  • 27 October - 24 November
  • 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  • Sir George Williams
This workshop is for students who have no knowledge of French. It aims to introduce students to the basics of French grammar, syntax, and pronunciation, via conversation, exercises, and games.
  • 07 March - 11 April
  • 06:00 PM - 07:15 PM
  • Sir George Williams
La visée de cet atelier est d’offrir aux étudiants l’occasion de se familiariser avec les exigences linguistiques du monde du travail francophone et avec la langue parlée courante. Il offrira à l’étudiant du soutien pour produire ses propres textes en français (CV, lettre de présentation, courriels, etc.), et de nombreux exercices visant à pratiquer et à améliorer la grammaire et la prononciation seront proposés.
  • 09 May - 13 June
  • 01:15 PM - 02:30 PM
  • Sir George Williams
This one-hour workshop aims to give students an overview of the various governmental, community, and academic resources that can be accessed to learn French in Quebec. A brief overview of the competency framework will also be shared with participants.
  • 06 March
  • 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
  • Sir George Williams
A mandatory pre-assessment is required to be able to register for this workshop. Please email gradproskills@concordia.ca to book your assessment.
 
Vous étudiez le français depuis au moins six mois et vous souhaitez développer vos compétences en expression et en compréhension orales? Cet atelier de conversation en français animé par un locuteur natif vous permettra d’enrichir votre vocabulaire, d’acquérir un répertoire de structures de phrase et de pratiquer votre prononciation grâce à des activités et des conversations dirigées portant sur divers sujets.
 
Les participants seront encouragés à parler uniquement en français tout au long des ateliers de conversation afin d’être immergés dans la langue. Les ateliers permettront également aux participants d’en apprendre davantage sur la culture francophone.
 
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You have been studying French for at least six months and would like to develop your speaking and listening skills?  This French conversation workshop led by a native speaker will allow you to enrich your vocabulary, expand your repertoire of sentence structures, and practice your pronunciation through activities and guided conversations on various topics.
 
Participants will be encouraged to speak only in French throughout the conversation workshops in order to be immersed in the language. The workshops will also allow participants to learn more about Francophone culture.
  • 09 May - 13 June
  • 11:45 AM - 01:00 PM
  • Sir George Williams
Vous étudiez le français depuis au moins un an et vous souhaitez développer vos compétences en expression et en compréhension orales? Cet atelier de conversation en français animé par un locuteur natif vous permettra d’enrichir votre vocabulaire, d’acquérir un répertoire de structures de phrase et de pratiquer votre prononciation grâce à des activités et des conversations dirigées portant sur divers sujets.
 
Les participants seront encouragés à parler uniquement en français tout au long des ateliers de conversation afin d’être immergés dans la langue. Les ateliers permettront également aux participants d’en apprendre davantage sur la culture francophone.
 
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You have been studying French for at least a year and a half and would like to develop your speaking and listening skills?  This French conversation workshop led by a native speaker will allow you to enrich your vocabulary, expand your repertoire of sentence structures, and practice your pronunciation through activities and guided conversations on various topics.
 
Participants will be encouraged to speak only in French throughout the conversation workshops in order to be immersed in the language. The workshops will also allow participants to learn more about Francophone culture.
  • 10 May - 14 June
  • 09:00 AM - 10:15 AM
  • Sir George Williams
Vous possédez une bonne compréhension du français et vous souhaitez améliorer vos compétences en expression orale? Cet atelier de conversation animé par un locuteur natif vous permettra d’atteindre une meilleure maîtrise du français oral, d’enrichir votre vocabulaire et d’acquérir l’aisance nécessaire à une communication orale spontanée grâce à des activités et des conversations dirigées portant sur divers sujets. À titre informatif, cet atelier s’adresse aux étudiantes et aux étudiants qui ont un niveau intermédiaire en français. Les participants sont encouragés à procéder à une auto-évaluation de leur niveau et à être objectifs en ce qui concerne leurs capacités.

Les participants seront encouragés à parler uniquement en français tout au long des ateliers de conversation afin d’être immergés dans la langue. Les ateliers permettront également aux participants d’en apprendre davantage sur la culture francophone.

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You have a good understanding of French and would like to improve your speaking skills? This conversation workshop led by a native speaker will allow you to develop your mastery of oral French, enrich your vocabulary and acquire the fluency necessary for spontaneous oral expression through activities and guided conversations on various topics. For information purposes, this workshop is intended for students who have an intermediate level in French. Participants are encouraged to conduct a self-assessment of their level and to be objective about their abilities.

Participants will be encouraged to speak only in French throughout the conversation workshops in order to be immersed in the language. The workshops will also allow participants to learn more about Francophone culture.

 
  • 10 May - 14 June
  • 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Sir George Williams