French Proficiency

Program: FRPR
Credential: Certificate
Delivery: Part-time
Length: 1 Semester
Duration: 252 Hours
Effective: Fall 2017
Location: Barrie


This certificate is designed for people who wish to develop skills in French as a second language. The series of six courses concentrates on the gradual improvement of conversational French as well as the development of oral comprehension, reading and writing.

Career Opportunities

This certificate is intended as a career enhancement through increased proficiency in the French language. Graduates from this program increase their potential to find employment in government, tourism, or business where proficiency in both official languages is an asset.

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • converse and understand French in a proficient manner;
  • read and write French using advanced grammar and vocabulary;
  • apply learning in a variety of settings.

Admission Requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)

Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing. For complete details refer to:

Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered for admission; refer to the Credit Transfer Centre website for details:

Additional Information

Applicants who feel they have a more advanced level of French may request an assessment test to determine level of proficiency. Courses are eligible for PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition). Please refer to College policy on Assessment of Previous Learning.

Graduation Requirements

6 Mandatory Courses

Graduation Eligibility

To graduate from this program, the passing weighted average for promotion through each semester, from year to year and to graduate is 60%. Additionally, a student must attain a minimum of 50% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester.


Mandatory Courses
LANG 1000French Conversational 1
LANG 1006French Conversational 3
LANG 1007French Conversational 4
LANG 1010French Conversational 5
LANG 1011French Conversational 6
LANG 2000French Conversational 2

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