Intermediate and Advanced Proficiency Certificates in French 


Placement Information

For those entering UFV with no French or with Highschool French:
French Placement Flow Chart

For those entering UFV with French Immersion or Native/Near-Native Competency:
French Immersion Flow Chart

Because of varying achievement levels, students may be requested to take a placement test to indicate the French course in which they have the best chance of success.

Program Structure

PROGRAM LENGTH

The Intermediate Proficiency Certificate in French consists of the successful completion of 12 credits in French at the 100 and 200-level. The Advanced Proficiency Certificate in French consists of the successful completion of 20 credits in French, including 12 credits at the 100 and 200-level and 8 credits at the 300-level. The proficiency certificates can be completed simultaneously to an additional program (i.e. Bachelor of Arts degree) or on their own. If you already have the 101/102 component (i.e. Grade 12 level), you can have the first-year requirement waived.

GRADUATION PROCESS FOR PROFICIENCY CERTIFICATES

Students in any UFV program who meet the stated requirements of any proficiency certificate may apply for the certificate by completing a graduation application, available at the Office of the Registrar, by April 1 (all requirements must be met by April 30).

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Intermediate Proficiency Certificate in French (12 credits)

Course     Title                                                                              Credits
FREN 101 French Language I 3
FREN 102 French Language II                                                     3
FREN 219 Intermediate French Composition                                     3
One of:    
FREN 215 Intermediate French I 3
FREN 216 Intermediate French II 3
FREN 225 Francophone Language and Culture via Media 3
FREN 230 Intermediate French for French Immersion Students I 3

Note: A minimum minimum cumulative GPA of 2.33 in all ocourses applicable to the certificate is required for graduation with a proficiency certificate in French. At least 25% of the courses must be completed at UFV.

Advanced Proficiency Certificate in French (20 credits)

Course     Title                                                                          Credits
FREN 101 French Language I 3
FREN 102 French Language II                                                       3
FREN 219 Intermediate French Composition                                      3
One of:    
FREN 215 Intermediate French I 3
FREN 216 Intermediate French II 3
FREN 225 Francophone Language and Culture via Media 3
FREN 230 Intermediate French for French Immersion Students I 3
Two of:    
FREN 315 Introduction to Francophone Literature 4
FREN 319 Advanced French Composition 4
FREN 325 Phonetics and Pronunciation: The Silky Sounds of French 4
FREN 330 Introductory French Linguistics 4
FREN 345 Cinéma français et québécois depuis 1950     4

Note: A minimum minimum cumulative GPA of 2.33 in all ocourses applicable to the certificate is required for graduation with a proficiency certificate in French. At least 25% of the courses must be completed at UFV.

Need More Info?

For French course descriptions, please see the UFV Academic Calendar. For more information regarding the Proficiency Certificates in French, please contact the Modern Languages department assistant at 604-557-4035 or via email at mola@ufv.ca.

Useful Links 

Introduction a la linguistique francaise (used for French 330)
Alliance Francaise Vancouver
Office quebecois de la langue francaise - Le grand dictionnaire: terminologique
Foreign Language Assistants in France
Parliament of Canada - Parliamentary Guide Program  
Study in France 
Embassy of Belgium in Ottawa
LangCanada.ca - French as a Second Language
Explore Program: Get university credits while studying in Quebec

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