Language Training for Public Servants

The Language School of Campus Saint-Jean is a major provider of French language training in Alberta. In fact, it has been providing French language training to federal government employees since 2001. Using the well-known and successful PFL2 program (Programme de français langue seconde) of the Canada School of Public Service, we have helped an impressive number of government employees from across Canada in attaining their desired French level. Our mastery of the PFL2 program and a team of seasoned teaching instructors have yielded success after success for our busy learners.

We provide a wide selection of PFL2 courses online, through the University Zoom platform, so that learners can access their training sessions during their working hours, in the comfort of their home/office, without wasting time in commute.

Note that we can also offer some training at the requesting Department's facility in Edmonton, or at Campus Saint-Jean, in the heart of the French Quarter, a 10-minute drive from downtown (on demand and based on teacher’s availability).

PFL2 language training program is designed for federal and provincial government employees, but is open to all those who seek language training focused on public service employment.


We deliver group training at various levels through seasonal sessions:

Each regular session consists of 12 weeks with a 2-hour class every week . The Summer session is an intensive one, with only 6 weeks and 2-hour class twice a week .

24 hours of instruction per session @ $432

Register now in our coming round of French classes

  • Winter 2024 : January 5 – March 29  

Spring 2024: April 8 - June 28 Deadline for registration: April 1st

  • Summer 2024: July 8 - August 16


Customized Courses for Public Servants

None of our group courses suit your learning needs? No problem! Whether it is for a one-on-one course or for a group course for your department, we can tailor a one-of-a-kind training especially for you!

Individual training programs full-time and part-time

Just complete this Request for information form and send it to us by fax, by email or by post. Upon receipt of the completed form, we will communicate with you and present you with a training proposal within one week.


Get Ready for the Public Service Commission of Canada's French Proficiency Tests

Are you preparing for the Public Service Commission's French as a Second Language Evaluation (SLE)? Do you have to renew your French proficiency level already obtained, but are not familiar with the recent changes made in the tests? Have you finished the course Consolidation 4 of the PFL2 program? Is your current or desired position bilingual imperative? Do you plan to join the federal public service?

We can create a customized training to get you ready for the test. Please contact École de langues at 780-465-8780 or


Oral Test Simulation

A one-hour simulation of oral test over the phone with feedback by one of our teachers experienced in preparing civil servants to B and C oral tests. This service is provided all year long, on demand.

To register, use this Registration form.


Warm-Up Before the Oral Test

Just before your oral test, speak French for 30 minutes over the phone with one of our teachers experienced in preparing civil servants to B and C oral tests to warm-up your French tongue. This service is provided all year long, on demand.

To register, use this Registration form.

Contact Us

Anthony Bertrand


School of Languages
Phone: 780-492-8575