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LPE combines the best of education and culture, offering students a unique immersion in the French language at our location in Oakville and soon online.

Flexible, fun, and fully-immersive classes, led by expert native French teachers, are paired with enriching cultural and social events. A wide selection of courses are available for all ages from toddlers to adults, and all levels, from beginner to expert.

Leveled structure sessions: Students attend 12 weekly sessions of 90 minutes to 2 hours each in a Group with a maximum of 6 students (8 student for Adult Group Lessons). Students are also asked to commit to an additional 60 minutes of reinforcement work per week at home.

The program may culminate with an assessment and certification for those students who have achieved the appropriate level.

We offer FREE Placement Testing to registered students!

Class Levels

Identify your level, register for your course online or at our centre and take the placement test to get started

A1.1 Initiation

For students who have never studied French. Introduces basic grammatical structures, vocabulary and pronunciation while focusing on basic communication.

A1.2 Beginners

Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

A2 Advanced Beginners

Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). Can communicate about simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

B1 Intermediate

Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise while traveling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

B2 Independent

Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialization. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

C1 Proficient

Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. Can summarize information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations.

C2 Proficient

Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognize implicit meaning. Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.