French for Healthcare Professionals Online: Basic is designed for current or future health care professionals who wish to improve their communication skills in French. The course focuses on oral skills necessary to function effectively and professionally in real-life healthcare settings. It is composed of four learning modules, each with approximately six hours of learning time.

Each module will contain presentations, videos, exercises, and interactive activities in four main areas:

  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Pronunciation 
  • Listening Comprehension

Topics Covered

Themes and functions related to healthcare including but not limited to:

  • Medical specialties
  • Body parts; health status
  • Reception at the hospital

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Use basic vocabulary specific to simple contexts of everyday life and the healthcare world;
  • Ask and answer simple questions on concrete and familiar topics;
  • Understand simple requests or instructions;
  • Produce simple oral messages in a variety of predictable contexts;
  • Give basic information about themselves, their patients and their daily activities.


As the course will be delivered online, students must be equipped with:

  • A computer or tablet 
  • Internet connection

In order to continue to the next level, learners must complete both the online and the face-to-face conversation courses for this level.

Prerequisite(s) and Corequisite(s)

Placement test or signed waiver form to be exempted from the placement test for students with no (or very little) background in French.

Who Should Attend?

Current or future healthcare workers with no – or very little – previous exposure to French.
Section(s) offered
Section Title
French for Healthcare Professionals Online: Basic
Language of Delivery
Virtual Course
Apr 22, 2024 to Jun 15, 2024
Contact Hours
Course Fee(s)
fee non-credit $412.00
Drop Request Deadline
Jan 29, 2024 to Apr 24, 2024
Transfer Request Deadline
Jan 29, 2024 to Apr 24, 2024
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Apr 25, 2024 to Jun 15, 2024
Section Notes

Cancellation Policy

Before the beginning of the session: Full refund
Day 1 to day 3: Refund less $50
Day 4 to the end of the course: No refund

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