Certificate in French Proficiency FAQs
Can I complete the program online?
This Certificate in French Proficiency is offered primarily on campus during intensive two-week summer institutes. A selection of continuous-intake online courses is also avaialble. Students have the option of transferring in up to 12 credit-hours from other institutions.
How long will it take me to complete the program?
The program is offered on a part-time basis over several years. Typically students take two courses during each two-week summer institute. Those that wish to accelerate their program may take elective courses online or transfer up to 12 credit-hours of courses from other institutions.
I am a new student interested in the program. Why do I have to wait until 2020 to begin?
2019 courses will be offered to the current group of students who are completing the Certificate. Currently, we do not have enough interest to start new students in the lower level courses, so the decision was made to create a cohort model for this Certificate. New students beginning in 2020 will participate in two courses each summer and move through the program as a group. This will ensure we have sustained enrolment in each course throughout the program. The new cohort will only begin once we have enough interest.
Does completing the Certificate qualify me for an Advanced Teacher’s Certificate?
Approval PRIOR to beginning the program is required from the Nova Scotia Department of Education, Office of Teacher Certification. If you are from another province you should seek the permission of your provincial Department of Education.
I have no French background. Is this program for me?
Students with little or no knowledge of French are welcome. You may require some additional introductory courses to successfully complete the program.
I’m not a teacher. Is this program for me?
The program is designed for anyone who wants to improve their French language skill. The program and courses are not designed for undergraduate students in Acadia's French program.
Is there funding available for this program?
Please check with your school, school board, or the NS Department of Education to see funding may be available to you.
How do I get my textbooks?
If a textbooks is required for your course, it should be available through the Acadia University bookstore. PLEASE TRY TO ORDER YOUR BOOKS 3 WEEKS IN ADVANCE. You can order online at www.acadia.bkstr.com. Select your term and course, to find the required books for your course. Please remember to select your preference of "Shipping" or "Pick-up". For questions about this, contact Cathy Morine-Collins at firstname.lastname@example.org or 902 585 1483.