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How to Get Enrolled in Free French Course


Star Member
Apr 17, 2017
Finally I got my level of French officially assessed and was placed on a FLS (Le Français Langue Seconde) wait list. I have been told that the average waiting time is about two weeks. My course will be on Monday and Wednesday between 18:30 and 21:00 at Toronto Catholic District School Board.

Surprisingly, my NCLC level of reading was only 6, lower than what I got for writing, listening, and speaking (at 7, 8, and 7 respectively).

Obviously there are two French courses for people living in Ontario: CLIC offered by the Federal government, and FLS offered by Ontario. According to the one who evaluated me, there is no difference between the two except source of funding. I chose FLS because its schedule and location worked better for me.

For those living in Toronto, here's how to get enrolled in either FLS or CLIC.
  • Call YMCA Language Assessment and Referral Centre (416 925 5462) to get your current level of French evaluated.
  • The evaluation has four parts: reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
  • At the end of the evaluation, they will show you all the possibilities in Toronto and you can choose which one works for you the best.