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1. Certificate in Written French for Non-Francophones ?cole de langues
2. WHAT IS A CERTIFICATE? University Degree
30 credits (10 courses)
3. WHAT IS A CREDIT? 1 credit = 15 hours of class
3 credits = 45 hours of class
6 credits = 90 hours of class
In general ? 3 credit courses
4. NUMBER OF TERMS 3 terms per year
Fall : September to December
Winter : January to April
Summer : May to June
(until July or August for certain courses)
5. TIME FRAME TO COMPLETE THE CERTIFICATE When entering the French Program at the Advanced II Level :
One year full-time
Two years part-time
6. CERTIFICATE STRUCTURE The Certificate encompasses oral, phonetic and grammar components, with a focus on integration, culture and technologies.
7. CERTIFICATE STRUCTURE (2nd page) 5 compulsory courses (18 credits) :
LAN 3650 ? FLS ? Avanc? II = 3 credits
French as a Second Language- Grammar- Advanced II
LAN 1016 - R?daction I - Writing I = 3 credits
LAN 3675 ? FLS ? Avanc? III = 6 credits
French as a Second Language ?Grammar
and writing - Advanced III
LAN 2016 - R?daction II - Writing II = 3 credits
LAN 2000 - Activit?s d?int?gration = 3 credits
8. CERTIFICATE STRUCTURE (3rd page) 4 optional courses (12 credits) amongst the following :
LAN 4625 - Phon?tique corrective
Corrective Phonetics- Pronunciation-Perception
LAN 2020 - Compr?hension orale
Listening and oral compr?henion
LAN 4635 - Communication orale-Avanc? II
Oral Communication- Advanced II
LAN 3655 - Compr?hension de texte et enrichissement du lexique
Reading and Vocabulary Enhancement
LAN 2005 - Transition professionnelle et multim?dia
Career Development Tools
LAN 2030 - Rendez-vous avec la culture qu?b?coise
LAN 4655 - Correspondance d?affaires et multim?dias
Business Writing and Multimedia
Course in chosen Undergraduate Program (except language).
9. CONDITIONS OF ADMISSION Have a CEGEP / College Degree
OR the equivalent (13 years of education)
OR be over 21 years old
10. FEES 3 credit course ? $ 260 Approximately
6 credit course ? $ 520 Approximately
Government loans and bursaries are available at all levels of the French Program for Non-Francophones
11. CERTIFICATE ADVANTAGES Provides a positive element in job search.
Supports learning in other programs.
Exempts from French Entry Test for most regular programs at UQAM.
Can be integrated in a Cumulative Bachelor?s of Arts Degree.
12. CUMULATIVE BACHELOR?S ?3 CERTIFICATES EXAMPLE
Certificates in :
Written French for Non-Francophones
Public Service Management
Bachelor?s of Arts
13. POLICIES ON FRENCH Anyone educated outside of Quebec must pass a French Test before entering a University Program.
In case of failure, the candidate must enrol in a French course to upgrade his or her level of French proficiency.
These upgrade courses are intended for Francophones and are very difficult for
Non-Francophones. This is why the Certificate offers French courses tailored to the needs
14. POLICIES ON FRENCH (2nd page) A student who obtains a Certificate in Written French for Non-Francophones can AUTOMATICALLY access most regular programs given at UQAM WITHOUT having to pass the customary French Test.
15. HOW TO REGISTER? Get your registration form on location at the program?s Office (DS-2442.)
Fill in your registration form and bring it or send it to the Registrar?s Office (DS-R110.)
You will be notified to attend a placement test.
After the test:
?you will be notified to attend orientation where you will be informed, amongst other things, on how to chose your courses;
?you will chose your courses and enrol on line.
16. WHEN MAY YOU START THE CERTIFICATE? The Certificate starts at the Advanced II Level of the French Program. If you are placed at that level, you may start it right away.
HOWEVER, there are credited courses from the beginner levels covering all skills:
PRONUNCIATION & LISTENING
READING & WRITING
17. CREDITED COURSES IN THE FRENCH PROGRAM The following courses usually precede the Certificate :
Beginners (LAN 1600, 1601, 1602)
Intermediary I-II (LAN 2601, 2602,2603
Intermediary III (LAN 2600)
Advanced I (LAN 3600, 3601, 3602, 4625)
18. SUPPORT & REINFORCEMENT The following services are free for all students in the French Program :
Grammar Workshops (small groups)
Conversation Workshops (small groups)
Multimedia and Computer Laboratories
Interpretation and Translation Services
Orientation Services for Educational and Professional goals
19. SUPPORT & REINFORCEMENT (2nd page) Information Workshops (health, education, financial institutions, taxes, etc.)
UQAM Support Workshops to guide and help through the course of studies
Reference Centre for students of all origins
Linguistic Exchange Bureau
Pedagogical activities organised with other UQAM Departments for practicing French with francophones in real life situations
20. WHAT TO DO AFTER THE CERTIFICATE? After the Certificate, students have attained a French proficiency level which allows them to join the work force, or to pursue collegial and university studies in a French environment
21. POTENTIAL STUDIES AFTER THE CERTIFICATE Collegial (CEGEP) level: DEC, AEC, etc.
Certificate (30 credits)
Bachelor?s (90 credits)
Cumulative Bachelor?s (3 Certificates)