Cégep à distance recognized for contribution to online francization

Montréal, May 13, 2013 – Cégep à distance’s contribution to online francization was recognized by the Ministère de l’Immigration et des Communautés culturelles (MICC) on May 8.
In a press release to mark the fifth year of online French courses and the addition of new modules, MICC Minister Diane De Courcy included Cégep à distance in the list of teaching institutions that had designed a set of innovative online French products for the Ministry. Cégep à distance developed the advanced French course, the specialized health and nursing care module and the adaptive computerized placement test with the help of the Collegial Centre for Educational Materials Development (CCDMD).
“We are very proud to have been an MICC francization partner since 2008. From the very beginning, we offered a tutoring service for online intermediate French courses, and in April we added the advanced level,” explained Viet Pham, director of Cégep à distance. “We are pleased that the modules we developed were officially launched last Wednesday, and we are convinced that they will be as successful as the other modules offered by the MICC.”
Students have to register for the courses through the MICC. To learn more about online francization, to enrol or to see the eligibility conditions, go to www.francisationenligne.gouv.qc.ca. To read the Ministry’s press release, click http://www.micc.gouv.qc.ca/fr/presse/communiques/com20130508.html
Cégep à distance is an integral part of the Collège de Rosemont, offering programs in French that lead to a diploma of college studies (DEC, for its French acronym) or an attestation of college studies (AEC, for its French acronym). Some courses are also offered in English. Every year, some 17,000 people register for one or more of the 200 credit courses offered, for a total of 27,000 course registrations. All courses are offered in the continuous registration model. cegepadistance.ca