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French for Healthcare



This online course is designed for students with a good basic knowledge of French who wish to improve their French skills in their specific field of interest. Focus on current Canadian topics in Healthcare.

Examples of topics include:

  • Human Body
  • Diseases, Symptoms, and Mental Illness
  • Medication and Therapies
  • Epidemics and Vaccination
  • Role of Government in Healthcare
  • Life of a Hospital
  • Careers in Healthcare

What You Will Learn

At the completion of this course, you will:

  • Improve comprehension as well as spoken and written French with text, audio and video documents on current Canadian topics in field of study;
  • Expand vocabulary in field of study.

What to expect

This course is very interactive. Students are expected to participate actively in the discussion forums on current topics presented in text, audio and video resources. Progress can be tracked with practice exercises for self-assessment in order to monitor acquisition of new vocabulary and material.


French Placement Test

Students must complete an online French Placement Test and achieve a minimum score of 56% to enroll in this course.



The placement test is an online assessment that may be taken from any computer with internet access. The average completion time is approximately 50 minutes.The French Placement Test has listening comprehension components, sound is required on your computer.

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Le français de la santé


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This course is currently not open for registration. If you would like to be notified when registration begins, simply complete our Course Inquiry and watch your inbox for details.