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Learn French with La Maisonnée !

A gateway to successful integration

11 July 2024

Learn French with La Maisonnée !

For newcomers to Quebec, learning French is much more than a linguistic necessity; this is an essential key to fully integrating into their new community. Mastering the French language opens doors to numerous opportunities, whether professionally, socially or personally. By acquiring a solid understanding of French, immigrants can not only communicate effectively in their daily lives, but also more easily access qualified and well-paid jobs. This strengthens their confidence and their autonomy, thus facilitating their adaptation and development in Quebec.

The benefits of learning French

Learning French also allows newcomers to actively participate in Quebec social and cultural life. They can more easily build relationships with members of their local community, get involved in community and cultural activities, volunteer, and understand the values ​​and customs of Quebec. Ultimately, learning French promotes harmonious and enriching integration, thus contributing to the construction of a more inclusive and diverse society.

Additional services offered by La Maisonnée

Newcomers face a multitude of challenges when settling into a new country. La Maisonnée stands out for its commitment to offering comprehensive and personalized support to each individual. Individual meetings and group information sessions are organized to specifically respond to the varied needs of immigrants, whether for legal issues, employment, housing or health. In addition, specialized workshops on job integration, volunteering, including support for foreign students are available to facilitate these crucial transitions.

In addition to its French course program, La Maisonnée offers a diverse range of community activities. Thematic and cultural outings allow newcomers to explore Montreal and discover its cultural richness. For example, intercultural duos promote exchanges between immigrants and the local community, thus creating valuable and lasting links within Quebec society.

Courses accessible to all

The courses, taught part-time evenings and mornings, are designed to meet the varied needs of newcomers. Whether you are a beginner looking to build a strong foundation or an intermediate looking to refine your skills, the household offers an inclusive educational platform. Registrations are currently open for the 2024 summer session, and candidates must first pass a level assessment by the Ministry of Immigration, Francization and Integration (MIFI).

Diversity of schedules and flexibility

Here is an overview of the course schedules available for the summer session:

FIA206-3: Tuesday and Thursday, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

FIA106-4: Tuesday and Thursday, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

FIA112-2: Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

FIA206-1: Tuesday and Thursday, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

FIA112-2: Monday to Thursday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

FIA206-2: Tuesday and Thursday, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

FIA206-3: Tuesday and Thursday, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Eligibility requirements and financial help

The courses are open to all permanent residents, temporary residents with a residence permit with a view to permanent residence, as well as applicants for permanent residence. Unfortunately, asylum seekers are not eligible for financial assistance, although their participation in classes is encouraged.

Conversation workshops for active practice

In addition to the courses, the household offers weekly French conversation workshops, accessible to all immigration statuses. These sessions, available in the morning and evening in virtual or face-to-face mode, offer a valuable opportunity to improve oral skills and develop confidence in the daily use of French.

What matters

In short, La Maisonnée does not just teach French; it acts as a real gateway to a new life in Quebec. Thanks to its unwavering commitment to integration and its comprehensive, free services, La Maisonnée transforms the arrival of immigrants in Montreal into a truly enriching stage of change. Whether this summer or at any time of the year, La Maisonnée opens its doors wide to welcome and support those who choose Montreal as their new home.

Support and contact

For more information on registering for French courses or to book a level assessment, please contact Hector Osorio, admissions specialist, at (514) 271-3533, ext. 208, or by email at hector.osorio@lamaisonnee. org. For conversation workshops, you can contact Ziad Alokka (George) at the same number, extension 219, or by email at ziad.alokka@lamaisonnee.org.

By Inès Bouteiller, Communications Manager