French is an important language used in government, business, international development and diplomacy. Being able to speak, read and write French can advance your career, enrich your travels, help you appreciate new cultures, and deepen family relationships.

Learn to speak French and build your fluency in interactive conversation courses taught by our passionate, experienced instructors in non-intimidating classes. Not sure which conversation course level you should take? Read our overview of conversational language course levels to find the one that suits your experience and skills.

Improve your French writing and reading skills with our self-paced online courses. Steeped in Francophone culture, these courses are ideal if you work in a professional environment where French is spoken and written, or if you teach French.

Courses and Programs




UBC Award of Achievement Program
The UBC Award of Achievement in French is a part-time program that offers you the opportunity to improve your skills in one of Canada's official languages. LEARN MORE

French Language and Culture

UBC Certificate Program
The UBC Certificate in French Language and Culture will help you expand your French language skills and prepare for study, travel or doing business at home and throughout the French-speaking world. LEARN MORE