Fundamentals of French Writing Skills

The language of instruction is French

This three-day workshop focuses on writing well-structured sentences using the appropriate verb tense and the right preposition, respecting agreement rules and avoiding common anglicisms. The work-related assignments produced during the workshop serve as a basis for discussion on usage, syntax and style. If you need to review essential French grammatical structures and vocabulary, we strongly suggest that you first register for the course Essentials of French Grammar.

Take our short, on-line test - strictly personal and confidential - to find out if this workshop suits your needs. It's quick and easy!

The program French Writing Skills for Anglophones as a whole provides excellent preparation for those wishing to take the Federal Government's language proficiency tests.

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  • Use of the subjunctive (e.g. to convey a need, a wish or a possibility)

  • Use of “si” (e.g. to describe future projects, formulate hypotheses or describe conditions)

  • Agreement of past participles including pronominal verbs

  • Use of the right prepositions and logical connectors

  • Widespread anglicisms to avoid in professional writing

  • Fundamental structural differences between French and English

  • Writing tools (print and electronic)

  • Those who are already familiar with the rudiments of French grammar and want to improve their French writing skills.

Catherine MareschalPh.D., has solid experience in teaching French writing skills to Francophones and Anglophones at colleges, universities, and governmental institutions. She delivers on-campus training for the program French Writing Skills for Anglophones, as well as for the workshops Français au travail (I & II), Le mot justeLes anglicismes, and Apprivoiser les règles du participe passé for Francophones.

“I have been using the on-line tools at work and I have noticed a difference in just a couple of weeks!”

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Fundamentals of French Writing Skills
October 28, November 4, 5, 2019
9:00 - 16:00
Fundamentals of French Writing Skills
March 2, 9, 10, 2020
9:00 - 16:00


You're not sure which of these workshops suits your needs? Take our online test to help you determine which one corresponds to your level of proficiency.


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