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Certificate in Written French for Non-Francophones. École de langues Language School UQAM. WHAT IS A CERTIFICATE?. University Degree Undergraduate 30 credits (10 courses). WHAT IS A CREDIT?. 1 credit = 15 hours of class 3 credits = 45 hours of class 6 credits = 90 hours of class
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Certificate in Written French for Non-Francophones

École de langues

Language School

UQAM

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WHAT IS A CERTIFICATE?

  • University Degree

  • Undergraduate

  • 30 credits (10 courses)

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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

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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)

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TIME FRAME TO COMPLETE THE CERTIFICATE

When entering the French Program at the Advanced II Level :

  • One year full-time

  • Two years part-time

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CERTIFICATE STRUCTURE

The Certificate encompasses oral, phonetic and grammar components, with a focus on integration, culture and technologies.

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CERTIFICATE STRUCTURE (2nd page)

5 compulsory courses (18 credits) :

  • LAN 3650 – FLS – Avancé II = 3 credits

    French as a Second Language- Grammar- Advanced II

  • LAN 1016 - Rédaction I - Writing I = 3 credits

  • LAN 3675 – FLS – Avancé III = 6 credits

    French as a Second Language –Grammar

    and writing - Advanced III

  • LAN 2016 - Rédaction II - Writing II = 3 credits

  • LAN 2000 - Activités d’intégration = 3 credits

    Integration Activities

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CERTIFICATE STRUCTURE (3rd page)

4 optional courses (12 credits) amongst the following :

LAN 4625 - Phonétique corrective

Corrective Phonetics- Pronunciation-Perception

LAN 2020 - Compréhension orale

Listening and oral compréhenion

LAN 4635 - Communication orale-Avancé II

Oral Communication- Advanced II

LAN 3655 - Compréhension de texte et enrichissement du lexique

Reading and Vocabulary Enhancement

LAN 2005 - Transition professionnelle et multimédia

Career Development Tools

LAN 2030 - Rendez-vous avec la culture québécoise

Quebec Culture

LAN 4655 - Correspondance d’affaires et multimédias

Business Writing and Multimedia

Course in chosen Undergraduate Program (except language).

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CONDITIONS OF ADMISSION

  • Have a CEGEP / College Degree

  • OR the equivalent (13 years of education)

  • OR be over 21 years old

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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

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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.

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CUMULATIVE BACHELOR’S –3 CERTIFICATES

EXAMPLE

Certificates in :

  • Written French for Non-Francophones

  • Pre-School Education

  • Public Service Management

    =

    Bachelor’s of Arts

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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

    of Non-Francophones.

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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.

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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.

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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:

  • ORAL COMMUNICATION

  • PRONUNCIATION & LISTENING

  • INTEGRATION

  • READING & WRITING

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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)

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SUPPORT & REINFORCEMENT

The following services are free for all students in the French Program :

  • Grammar Workshops (small groups)

  • Conversation Workshops (small groups)

  • Individual Support

  • Language Laboratory

  • Multimedia and Computer Laboratories

  • Interpretation and Translation Services

  • Orientation Services for Educational and Professional goals

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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

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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

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POTENTIAL STUDIES AFTER THE CERTIFICATE

Collegial (CEGEP) level: DEC, AEC, etc.

University level:

  • Certificate (30 credits)

  • Bachelor’s (90 credits)

  • Cumulative Bachelor’s (3 Certificates)

  • Master’s

  • Ph.D.


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