French for Government of PEI Employees

Planning on taking a French course for professional development?

UPEI's Office of Continuing Education and Professional Development and its partner, the Centre d’excellence en français, offer French language courses and training to all classified and casual PEI civil service employees, and employees of Health PEI.

Unsure about your language proficiency level? Take a minute to complete our self-assessment, which will help you register for the appropriate course. Once you have your self-assessed level and the course in which you would like to enrol, visit the Public Service Commission website to register.

UPEI French Level Placement - Self-Assessment 


Upcoming Courses for 2022–2023

Fall semester (12 weeks: September 12 to December 5, 2022)

French PD 1010 - Introduction to French Language and Culture I 
Synchronous Class: Mondays, 6:00–7:00 pm

French PD 1020 - Introduction to French Language and Culture II
Synchronous Class: Mondays, 7:00–8:00 pm

French PD 2010 - Intermediate French Language I
Synchronous Class: Wednesdays, 5:30–6:30 pm

French PD 2020 - Intermediate French Language II
Synchronous Class: Wednesdays, 7:00–8:00 pm 

French PD 3010 - Advanced Oral and Written Communication 
Synchronous Class: Mondays, 6:30–7:30 pm

Winter semester (12 weeks)

Course outlines available soon!

French PD 1020 - Introduction to French Language and Culture II 
French PD 2020 - Intermediate French Language II
French PD 2030 - Intermediate French Language III

Spring semester (6 weeks)

Course outlines available soon! 

French PD 2010 - Intermediate French Language I
French PD 2030 - Intermediate French Language III
French PD 3010 - Advanced Oral and Written Communication 


Past Courses

These courses are beginner French courses developed at the University of Prince Edward Island for Public Service Employees. French 1010 and French 1020 will help you explore the French language and culture with written and oral exercises using audio-visual materials. These courses are offered online with blended method of teaching.

Fall semester

French PD1010 – Introduction to French Language and Culture I

Winter semester

French PD1020 – Introduction to French Language and Culture II 

Spring semester

French PD-1021 – Oral and Written Communication

  • Beginner II, Beginner III, and Intermediate I levels are welcome!

French PD-3020 – Advanced Speaking and Writing

  • Aimed at Advanced levels of French language proficiency.

These courses aim at helping non-francophone students to strengthen their oral French as well as their grammar skills. The objective is to ensure that reading, written, and oral skills are strong enough to provide customer service in French.

Fall semester

FR PD2010 – Intermediate French Language I

Winter semester

FR PD2020 – Intermediate French Language II 


This course is completely asynchronous and is adapted for at-home learning. It will be delivered exclusively through Moodle, in the form of four nine-hours blocks. These blocks will include a study guide, at-home activities, assignments, videos, a help forum, and lectures. Students can complete the blocks at their own pace.

September to April

FR PD2030 – Intermediate French Language III