Program Overview

The Certificate in French Proficiency is comprised of 30 credit-hours of required and elective courses as outlined below. Students entering the program will take a placement testto determine the level of entry. In exceptional cases, students with little or no knowledge of French may be placed in FRAN 1113/1123 (true beginners), but must in this case complete 39 credit-hours (1113, 1123 and 1213). Advanced students will receive permission to substitute higher-level courses for certain requirements: however, all students must complete FRAN 3733 to achieve the Certificate.

Required Courses (24 credit-hours, 8 courses)

Elective Courses (6 credit-hours, 2 courses)


  • 1223 – Intermediate French 2 (also available online)
  • 2013 – Français avancé niveau 1
  • 2023 – Français avancé niveau 2
  • 2163 – Compréhension et expression orales, niveau 2
  • 2713 – Compréhension et expression écrites
  • 3153 – Expression orale avancée, niveau 3
  • 3733 – Expression écrite avancée
  • 4403 – Méthodologie de l'enseignement du français langue seconde OR  4413 Lectures dirigées: méthodologie de l'enseignement du français langue seconde.

 

 

  • 2033 – Français scientifique
  • 3163 – Expr orale avancé 2
  • 3213 – Littérature jeunesse
  • 3513 – L'Acadie: Une culture unique
  • 3633 – Le Québec moderne
  • 3703 – La France contemporaine
  • 3743 – Compréhension ecrite avancée
  • 4003 – Sociolinguistique
  • 4403 - Méthodologie de l'Enseignement du Français Langue Seconde
  • 4413 – Lectures dirigées 1 (available online)
  • 4423 – Lectures dirigées 2
  • 4553 – Litterature Francophone

Notes:

  • All students must complete French 3733 to achieve the Certificate. Advanced students may in some cases receive permission to substitute higher-level courses for certain requirements.
  • Either FRAN 4403 or FRAN 4413 are required for French teachers. Students in the general proficiency program may substitute 3 credit-hours of electives.
  • Up to 12 hours of credit may be transferred from other programs.
  • All courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C-.

TCF - Test de connaissance du français

Students are also required to take an external, internationally recognized examination (the Test de connaissance du français) which assesses the four language skills following termination of the last course in the sequence. Students must obtain a minimum global score of B1 on the TCF to earn the Certificate.

Questions or more information?

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