Program Description

Discover the French language and develop practical skills through in class discussions, group work, language lab exercises and grammar theory. Gain written and conversational skills for work or personal enjoyment. This program offers exposure to the French language for individuals who are:

  • Working in a bilingual milieu
  • Seeking a career involving the French language
  • Developing their conversation skills

Additional Details

Admission and Registration

You do not need to apply to begin this program. Simply ensure you meet the requirements listed on the Admission Requirements webpage prior to registering.

Interested in taking a single course? Provided you have the appropriate prerequisites, the courses in this program can be taken individually.

Financial Assistance

green checkmark Bursary funding may be available. Learn more about Financial Assistance Options for Continuing Education Students.

Learning Outcomes

Program learning outcomes outline what graduates need to know, and be able to do, after they complete a program.

  • Be able to communicate orally and in writing in French.
  • Become fluent in French oral communication.
  • Write grammatically correct materials.
  • Read and discuss French articles from newspapers and magazines.


Career Opportunities

Learn to communicate in French for careers which require a second language or specifically French.

For details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, visit the Government of Canada Job Bank (opens in new window).

Next Steps

Additional Information

Challenge Exams

Already have experience with the French Language? If you think that you are eligible for direct placement into a higher level, you may register for a challenge exam.

Visit the Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition (PLAR) website or email PLAR

  • You can challenge up to 75% of the courses for the Certificate.
  • Written tests (LANGFR003, LANGFR004, LANGFR005 and LANGFR006): You may obtain up to 4 credits with these tests which measure competence in grammar.
  • Oral tests (LANGFS032, LANGFS033): You may obtain up to 2 credits with these tests which measure conversational competence.
  • A non-refundable fee will be charged.
  • Exams are to be arranged during the semester.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Completion Requirement

8 Course(s)

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This program of studies applies to students starting the program in the current academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion email the Program Contact listed at the bottom of this page.

Click on the course names to view current availability.

A selection of courses will be offered each term. 

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