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French, Conversational

  • Learn a language that immediately increases your career options in the Canadian civil service, the diplomatic corps, politics, law, education and other fields.
  • Enjoy travel in French-speaking countries and better appreciate French opera, cinema, literature and cuisine.

With French, you automatically expand your career options in government, business, the media, law, politics and other fields. This program will also be useful if you're a traveller, a heritage speaker, a student, a lover of film or cuisine or you've married into a French-speaking family. By the program's end, you'll have reached A2 in the grid used by the Council of Europe's Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Some material from B1 will also be introduced.

What You'll Learn

  • Develop your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in French.
  • Enrich your cultural opportunities.
  • Develop the ability to exchange information on familiar topics and activities, describe your family and background and discuss your work.
  • Follow the gist of news, other media, public announcements and messages.
  • Understand simple advertisements, menus, timetables and personal letters.

Certificate Requirement(s)

You must complete four courses in French in sequence within three years of the date you register, earning an overall average grade of A (80-100 per cent) and attending at least 80 per cent of classes at each level. Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) is not available for this certificate.

Important: Upon completion of your certificate requirements, you must request your certificate by submitting a Certificate Request Form.

Required Course(s)

Elective Course(s)


In-class courses are offered when enrolment numbers permit. Some courses or sections may be available only in alternate years or by private instruction.