WHAT IS A CERTIFICATE?. University DegreeUndergraduate30 credits (10 courses). WHAT IS A CREDIT?. 1 credit= 15 hours of class3 credits=45 hours of class6 credits=90 hours of classIn general ? 3 credit courses. NUMBER OF TERMS. 3 terms per yearFall :September to DecemberWinter :January to AprilSummer :May to June (until July or August for certain courses).
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Certificate in Written French for Non-Francophones
École de langues
3 terms per year
(until July or August for certain courses)
When entering the French Program at the Advanced II Level :
The Certificate encompasses oral, phonetic and grammar components, with a focus on integration, culture and technologies.
5 compulsory courses (18 credits) :
French as a Second Language- Grammar- Advanced II
French as a Second Language –Grammar
and writing - Advanced III
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
LAN 4655 - Correspondance d’affaires et multimédias
Business Writing and Multimedia
Course in chosen Undergraduate Program (except language).
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
Certificates in :
Bachelor’s of Arts
Non-Francophones. This is why the Certificate offers French courses tailored to the needs
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.
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:
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)
The following services are free for all students in the French Program :
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
Collegial (CEGEP) level: DEC, AEC, etc.