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 is it not currently offered?

Unfortunately we do not have enough interest to start new students in the program, so the decision was made to put the Certificate on hold for now. New students would participate in two courses each summer and move through the program as a group/cohort. This ensures we have sustained enrolment in each course throughout the program. A new cohort will only begin once we have enough interest. If you would like to have your name added to a mailing list for future information, please email jessica.bradley@acadiau.ca.

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 0921txt@follett.com or 902 585 1483.