Business French courses are intended for HEC Montréal students.
Before registering for a course, you must take an online placement test. Your registration will be automatically cancelled if you do not take the test or if you register for a course that does not correspond to the level obtained on the test. See the Registration section for more information.
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
Before registering for a course, you must take an online 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.
You are not required to take the placement test if you have:
MSc and PhD programs
You must ask your administrative office to register you for the course corresponding to your level.
Check our Frequently Asked Questions page for everything you need to know about French courses (costs, registration, course descriptions, grades, etc.).
You must register for the course corresponding to you level, on HEC en ligne. Important note! Your registration will be cancelled if you do not select the recommended business French course.
Read this article to learn how to search for your course in HEC en ligne and register.
To learn how to check your class schedule in HEC en ligne, read this article.
Master the essential skills for academic and professional writing in French: summarizing, structured reorganization of articles, rephrasing, reports, professional emails, reading strategies, revising, etc.
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.
Enhance your speaking skills to become effective, convincing and professional speakers.
The course Communication orale professionnelle:
To check the course schedule, enter the term and course number 21503 in the search tool.
You can register for the course in HEC en ligne. A placement test is not required for this course, but we recommend having intermediate-advanced proficiency in French before taking it. Otherwise, register for a business French course (beginner to advanced).
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.