UMontréal receives backlash for course taught in English

December 6, 2018

Marie-Victorin MP Catherine Fournier has denounced the Université de Montréal for its approach to language in the classroom. The denouncement comes as a response to a recent open letter in La Presse + by UMontréal Master’s student Stéphanie Codsi, who wrote about her experiences with course lectures, course materials, and course presentations in which English appeared to take precedence over French.  Fournier described the letter as concerning and called on the ministers responsible for French Language and Higher Education to investigate UMontréal’s application of its language policies. UMontréal has said that it is sorry for the situation experienced by the student and added that its policies stipulate that French is the language of instruction at the undergraduate level, as well as the typical language for instruction at other levels. La Presse + | La Presse (QC)