L’évaluation du français langue seconde : à quoi prépare-t-on vraiment les personnes immigrantes en francisation?


  • Louis-David Bibeau Université de Montréal
  • Naomie Fournier Dubé UQAR
  • Marie-Pier Forest Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
  • Gabrielle Adams Université du Québec à Rimouski
  • Ariane Fiset Université du Québec à Rimouski


Learning French as a second language in Canada, particularly in Quebec, is a crucial yet complex step for immigrants. While learning French is essential for their integration, it is not sufficient. Immigrants must also undergo multiple evaluative tests to have their professional and linguistic skills recognized. This process is often long, costly, and arduous, involving standardized tests that are seldom scientifically studied, raising questions about their true utility. In summary, francization courses seem to prepare immigrants for passing these tests more than for smooth integration into the Canadian job market and society.