Welcome to the Café de Paris Resource Directory!

The information provided in the directory is intended to support you in your journey as a French-language learner and an Island healthcare professional. The directory offers tools and information to:

What is the «Café de Paris» ?

The Café de Paris was an informal space that allows staff members of PEI’s health network to acquire or maintain basic language skills in French. Adapted from an existing program in the NB health system, this personalized language training was available to all publicly funded health professionals.

Due to COVID 19, access to Health establishments is very limited and social distancing makes it challenging to hold sessions in person.  Until further notice, we have adapted the Café de Paris model to include the Babbel application (www.Babbel.com) that offers more flexibility and mentoring.

Réseau Santé en français Î.-P.-É. (PEI French Health Network) has purchased a limited number of subscriptions with Babbel for the Health PEI employees who are working in the health facilities where Café de Paris was taking place: O’Leary Community Hospital, Maplewood Manor, Prince County Hospital, Beach Grove Home and Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Health PEI employees willing to commit to work on the lessons and exercises on the online application for at least 60 minutes per week and participate in the accompaniment program for at least one 20 minute session of mentoring every 2 weeks (either online or by phone) can enroll.

This program is intended to support you in your training and we believe that you will benefit from this personal approach. The mentor will be able to converse with you, answer questions about the lessons and monitor your progress from one week to the next.  If you prefer the option of using the program during work time, please ensure that you have your supervisor’s permission.

How to register :

Please communicate with Manon Beaulieu, mbeaulieu@gov.pe.ca, by email and indicate in which establishment you work.  Prior to enrollment, you will need to complete the UPEI French Placement Test.

If you have a question or are looking for some information or a specific tool to support you, please let us know by sending a message using the Contact button. We’ll do our best to assist you.

*The PEI French Health Network and the Government of Prince Edward Island do not sponsor or endorse the websites or tools in the directory and do not guarantee the accuracy of the information provided in them.