French Proficiency

Program: FRPR
Credential: Certificate
Delivery: Part-time
Duration: 252 Hours
Effective: Fall 2024
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:

  1. converse and understand French in a proficient manner;
  2. read and write French using advanced grammar and vocabulary;
  3. 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 for Prior Learning 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 Program Courses

Graduation Eligibility

The passing weighted average 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.

Program Tracking

Plan of Study Grid
Program CoursesHours
LANG 1000 French Conversational 1 42
LANG 1006 French Conversational 3 42
LANG 1007 French Conversational 4 42
LANG 1010 French Conversational 5 42
LANG 1011 French Conversational 6 42
LANG 2000 French Conversational 2 42
 Total Hours252

Graduation Window

Students registered in part-time studies programs must maintain continuous registration in order to complete the program according to the curriculum in place at the time they were admitted. Students who do not remain continuously registered must be readmitted to the program and follow the new curriculum.

Disclaimer: The information in this document is correct at the time of publication. Academic content of programs and courses is revised on an ongoing basis to ensure relevance to changing educational objectives and employment market needs. 

Program outlines may be subject to change in response to emerging situations, in order to facilitate student achievement of the learning outcomes required for graduation. Components such as courses, progression, coop work terms, placements, internships and other requirements may be delivered differently than published.

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