Health Sciences
2012-2013 University Calendar

9 School of Physical and Occupational Therapy : 9.3 General Information : 9.3.2 Language Policy

The language of instruction at McGill is English. Every student has a right to write term papers, examinations and theses in English or in French except in courses where knowledge of a language is one of the objectives of the course.
Students should be aware that most of the clinical affiliation placements undertaken in the province of Quebec, including those in Greater Montreal, require proficiency in both English and French.
It is recommended that students who lack proficiency in English or French avail themselves of the opportunity to take an English or French as a second language course, prior to, or early in their program of studies. Information concerning second language courses can be found at the McGill Writing Centre ( and at the French Language Centre (

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