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French Courses

Business French courses are intended for HEC Montréal students.


Business French Courses

Take the right course for your level to build your general knowledge of French and learn some of the language skills you will need in business settings in Quebec and elsewhere in the French-speaking world.

Business French Courses

  • Worth three credits
  • May be recognized as an elective in certain programs, such as several certificates.
  • Develop all language skills: reading and listening comprehension, writing and speaking skills, grammar, and business vocabulary.


Before registering for a course, you must take a French placement test (not to be confused with the HECFRAN test). This is a free test. It lasts 100 minutes and evaluates your level of written and spoken French.

Register for the placement test

Your score will be emailed to you at your HEC address within two weeks of the test date.

You must then register for the corresponding course on HEC en ligne. Important note!  Your registration will be cancelled if you do not select the recommended business French course.

Check your class schedule by selecting the desired term and the course number (e.g., 91501) in the search tool.

MSc and PhD programs

Check our Frequently Asked Questions page to find out everything you need to know about French courses offered to students in the MSc and PhD programs (costs, enrolment, course descriptions, grades, etc.). You can also watch the recording of the information session on French courses held on June 14, 2022.


Academic and professional writing course

Master the essential skills for academic and professional writing in French: summarizing, structured reorganization of articles, rephrasing, reports, professional emails, reading strategies, revising, etc.

The course Techniques de rédaction universitaire et professionnelle:

  • Worth three credits
  • May be recognized as an elective in certain programs, such as several certificates
  • Focuses on both substance (content and structure of the introduction, development and conclusion, arguments, and consistency) and on writing rules (spelling, vocabulary, syntax and punctuation).


To check the course schedule, enter the term and course number 91506 in the search tool.


Register for this course on HEC en ligne. You are not required to take a placement test for this course, but we recommend having an intermediate-advanced level of French before registering for it. Otherwise, register for a business French course (beginner to advanced).


If you pass the course Techniques de rédaction universitaire et professionnelle, you can be exempted from taking the HECFRAN test. Simply send a written request to your program’s administrative office.


Business French Summer School

Looking to learn the basics or fine-tune your French speaking and writing skills? Register for our Business French Summer School. This four-week program includes intensive courses in business French, speaking workshops, seminars and conferences in marketing and management, company visits as well as a number of French sociocultural activities to discover Montréal.

To learn more, go to the School’s Business French Summer School webpage.

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