- Program Code:
- Continuing Education
About the ProgramThis online program will help students enhance their French language communications skills (reading, writing and speaking) so they can communicate effectively and with confidence. Whether the student requires knowledge of French for a career or vacation enjoyment in French-speaking countries, this program will be effective. The main areas of focus in this program, include verbal and written communication for personal and professional purposes. Different topics will be used to support the use of correct grammar skills and provide an appreciation of French culture.
Program InformationAll courses must be completed within 3 years of acceptance into the program.
- 19 years of age or older OR Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent
Note re: Admission Requirements
- Students must be able to receive instruction, respond, and research in the English language.
- Final selection is made following an assessment of the admission requirements.
How to ApplyStudents may obtain a Conestoga College Program Application Form from any Conestoga College campus, OR by writing directly to the Registrar's Office, OR by using the college website at www.conestogac.on.ca/admissions/forms
Send completed applications to:
299 Doon Valley Dr
Canada N2G 4M4
How to Register for CoursesGo to How to Register for detailed registration information.
Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.
Learn more about PLAR.
Graduate OpportunitiesFor more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/home
Program Related Resources
- Communicate effectively and correctly in the French language, in both verbal and written forms, for personal and professional purposes;
- Converse effectively in French regarding complex topics such as literature, politics, society and culture;
- Integrate an appreciation for French culture into communications in the French language;
- Apply proper grammar and spelling rules and a wide range of vocabulary accurately and effectively in writing and verbal conversation;
- Research current affairs of French speaking Canada and express opinions using complex grammatical structures, verbally and in writing.
Click on the course code or title below for a full description of the course. If available for registration, clicking on "Details" in the status column will open a new browser tab or window in the Student Portal.
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Description: The objective of this course is mastery of rudimentary language skills. With the use of simple structures and vocabulary, learners describe personal attributes, formulate simple questions and responses and conjugate in the present tense. Emphasis is given to speech as well as written forms. Students use technology for oral communication practice and evaluation. Short texts bring to light family life and French culture, relating to customs, activities and celebrations in Canada and around the world.
Description: The student will sustain development of language skills by extending vocabulary with regard to all activities after work such as weekend chores, leisure, sports including holidaying abroad. The grammatical structures at this level continue to be simple. Through systematic exercises the student becomes more confident and moves on from level 1 present tense and near future to the past tense. The student at the end of this level will be able to share more extensively life at home as well as describe a real or imagined past holiday in a French speaking country.
Description: The progressive acquisition, reinforcement, and creative use of language structures will give the student confidence to self-expression. By analyzing, comparing and applying the French past tenses, the student will have the basic tools to storytelling. At this level, the student will be encouraged to express simple and complex sentence structures. Anecdotes by authors from French speaking Canada will serve as models for the final task.
Description: In addition to a more rigorous approach to vocabulary and grammatical structures with every class, the student will continue to develop everyday situations practiced at earlier levels. Grammatical sentence structures are more complex at this level with the expansion of the past, present, future and conditional verb tenses. Featured articles from French speaking Canada serve as language models and provide a cultural perspective on current issues. Towards the end of the course language skills include the ability to convey necessity, obligation, probability, and or expectation with regards to past experiences, work and education, and the future.
Description: The objective of this course is to expand vocabulary skills through exposure of the diversity of the French language. This is done with the support of literary, political, social and cultural articles from the French speaking world. At this level, grammatical and sentence structures are interesting and complex. At the end of this course the student will have discussed and researched current affairs of French speaking Canada, given an opinion, given advice, expressed regret to hypothetical actions in the past, as well as applied verb tenses that establish sequential order to past actions.
Description: The aim of this course is to expose students to the most important written structures of the French Language. Learn to apply proper grammar rules and to spell a wide range of vocabulary accurately and effectively.
The College reserves the right to alter information including requirements and fees and to cancel at any time a program, course, or program major or option; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies in the job market or for budgetary reasons; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons. In the event the College exercises such a right, the College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to the College.
Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.