French Language (Part-time)
- Program Code:
- Language and Communications Studies
About the ProgramThe French Language Certificate program is designed to meet the needs of individuals who desire to achieve high proficiency in the French language. Since French has been a desirable asset to individuals in Canada and world-wide, being proficient in French has become a competitive advantage not only in the business world but also to travelers interested in French culture. This program will prepare students to be proficient in both oral and written French through six credit courses that incorporate listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. By the end of the program, students should be able to actively participate in French conversations and acquire an appropriate understanding of the grammatical and cultural aspects that are essential for proficiency in the French language. This program has a focus on business French as well.
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, OR 19 years of age or older.
- Submit a completed Conestoga College Program Application Form.
- Attach proof of Admission Requirements.
- 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.
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Program Related Resources
- Communicate (speaking, listening, writing) effectively with confidence.
- Identify main ideas of daily conversations in French.
- Demonstrate ability to have French conversations in various situations.
- Write clearly, correctly, and appropriately in French.
- Translate intermediate-level French sentences into English.
- Acquire French culture and customs through selected readings on French culture and literature.
- Apply French language skills to business situations.
- Interpret longer and more advanced French literary works and cultural materials.
- Apply the language skills acquired through this certification program to traveling or communicating with clients in French-speaking communities or countries.
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Description: This introductory course covers basic vocabulary, sentence structure, grammar, short conversations and culture within a variety of Francophone settings. Students will acquire simple skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in French. It is strongly recommended that students have completed Basic Conversational French or equivalent.
Description: This high introductory French course is for students who wish to deepen their understanding of the French language and culture by further developing their oral communication skills, their comprehension of French grammar and their ability to read and write in French. Elements of workplace French will be introduced in this course. It is strongly recommended that students have completed French I.
Description: As in French I and French II, but at an intermediate level, emphasis will be placed on listening, speaking, reading, and writing aspects of the French language in a Canadian setting. Dialogue topics will be selected to concentrate on the conversational aspects of the French language. Further exploration of workplace communication skills will be covered. It is strongly recommended that students have completed French II.
Description: This is a course for students who have completed French III or equivalent and who wish to continue to develop their language skills at a high intermediate level. Authentic French reading selections form the basis for the vocabulary, grammar and conversational topics. The basic grammar of the various tenses and parts of speech to be studied will be quickly reviewed, and then advanced notions will be introduced. There is also a continuation of French workplace communication skills presented in this course. It is strongly recommended that students have completed French III.
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Student must complete a minimum of 84 Hours
Select from the list below
French for Business
Description: This course is an in-depth exploration of the use of French in today's business world. All aspects of the language are covered: listening, reading, speaking and writing accurately, including grammar. The course will be taught in French with lots of oral communication. Some general topics include business greeting protocol, conducting interviews, writing a resume and cover letter, using telephone protocol and writing memos and reports. Some specific topics include advertising, banking, insurance and Internet terminology. It is strongly recommended that students have completed LANG1080 French IV before taking this course.
French Reading and Vocabulary Expansion
Description: This course will focus on intensive reading skills along with an expansion of vocabulary. This course will be taught in French with English as needed to support understanding. It is strongly recommended that students have completed LANG1080 French IV before taking this course.
French Written Communication
Description: This course will help students improve their French writing skills by focusing on sentence and paragraph development. Using an integrated skills approach, both the structure of French and the writing process will be approached. Students will receive feedback on their writing throughout the course. It is strongly recommended that students have completed LANG1080 French IV before taking this course.
French Through Media and Culture
Description: This course examines media and culture in the Francophone world in order to understand the cultural, political and economic activities that shape and are shaped by its inhabitants. A variety of topics will be covered to offer a cross-section of French-speaking society. Students will also develop their written and spoken French through a critical observation of French media. The course is taught entirely in French. It is strongly recommended that students have completed LANG1080 French IV before taking this course.
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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.