“Supporting the English-speaking community in West Quebec”
Free French Courses

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Free French Courses

The Regional Association of West Quebecers has been offering French Second Language classes to members of the English-speaking community for over 2 years. Our classes have filled a need within our community as many of us work to improve our language skills in both official languages. In the past, instruction has been offered in Aylmer, Shawville, and Wakefield to meet our members in their own community with local instructors. For the 2020-2021 Fall and Winter sessions, with assistance from Learn Quebec, these classes are going virtual, where you will have the best opportunity to improve your French from the comfort and safety of your own home.

RAWQ will be holding a 10-week session from January 11th to March 18th, 2021. Classes will run for 1 hour per week at either 6:15 pm or 7:30 pm and will be held virtually, using Zoom, due to COVID-19 precautions. Classes will take place Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from either 6:15 to 7:15 pm or 7:30 to 8:30 pm.

Instruction is offered at the A1(beginner), A2 (high beginner), B1 (intermediate) and Conversation-focused levels (intermediate and above). RAWQ will be lending support to anyone that may need assistance accessing or using the virtual platforms. Let us know how we can assist you to feel comfortable in an online learning environment!

Registration is now Closed.

We are not currently registering students for our French Second Language Classes. You can join the waitlist by registering as a member of the Regional Association of West Quebecers (for FREE!) by clicking on the button below. For more information, please contact the French Second Language Coordinator at fsl@westquebecers.ca.

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Conversation Club

Due to concern for our members, RAWQ will not be sponsoring any in-person classes for the 2020-2021 year. The French Second Language program will instead be offering a virtual conversation-focused class for intermediate and advanced students which will be guided by an instructor.

RAWQ will also be hosting virtual gatherings to reduce isolation and encourage contact between our members. These gatherings will be held in English and French to allow our membership to meet and improve their language skills!  These virtual gatherings will begin later in the Fall for RAWQ members.



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Club de conversation en français

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Feb 17, 2020

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Question 1

When will the registration period for Winter 2021 open?

Registration for the Winter 2021 session will be open from December 7th to December 15th.