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About the program

The 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.

Admission requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, OR 19 years of age or older.

Admission procedures

  • Submit a completed Conestoga College Program Application Form.
  • Attach proof of Admission Requirements.
  • Final selection is made following an assessment of the admission requirements.

Graduate opportunities

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Program outcomes

  • 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.

Program contact

Continuing Education
Upcoming registrations

Mark your calendar with our registration dates, so you can plan your future.

Spring registration: Opens March 11, 2024
Fall registration: Opens July 22, 2024