Step 1: Taking a French Course at a Partner Language School
Before arriving in Québec, you can learn French in your country by registering for courses in a language school that is a partner of the Government du Québec. The Alliance Française de Los Angeles is an official partner language school of the Québec Government, and our French courses are eligible for this program.
These courses are for you if:
You want to immigrate to Québec and increase your “points” for knowledge of French;
You want to learn French before arriving in Québec. You can receive a reimbursement for certain fees you paid to take French courses abroad under certain conditions (see below).
Step 2: Obtaining Reimbursement for French Courses Taken Abroad
The Quebec Government may reimburse the cost of the French courses taken at the Alliance Française de Los Angeles under certain conditions. You must prepare your application for reimbursement in your country of origin, but you will file it officially when you live in Québec. You must pay for your French courses yourself when you enroll; you will apply for reimbursement once you live in Quebec.
Conditions for obtaining reimbursement
You can apply for reimbursement for more than 1 course. To be reimbursed, you must meet all of the following conditions for each course:
You took your French course in a language school that is a partner of the Québec Government, such as Alliance Française de Los Angeles.
You finished the entire course.
You started your course during the 2 years prior to obtaining your Québec Selection Certificate (SQ) or between the time you obtained your
SQ and your arrival in Québec.
You were at least 16 years old at the start of your course.
You live in Québec when you request the reimbursement.
You obtained your permanent residence less than 2 years before the reimbursement request.
How to prepare to obtain your reimbursement
You will need to gather the following paperwork at the end of your course(s) at the Alliance Française de Los Angeles:
Download the form Demande de remboursement des frais de cours de français à l’étranger [Application for reimbursement of the cost of
French courses taken abroad] (in French only – PDF 2.10 MB) and print it.