Undergraduate Programs
University Certificate in French Language Proficiency
Regulations effective September 1, 2006

The University Certificate in French Language Proficiency allows students to obtain a credential by taking only French courses. Completion of this certificate provides functional competence in oral and written French.

Athabasca University advisors have developed a program plan. The University has also developed program learning outcomes that describe the career options that may be available to you upon graduating. Students complete the program regulations in effect at the time of their enrolment.

  Total credits in the program 30
  Required credits 24
  Elective credits   6
  Residency requirement. A minimum of 15 credits must be obtained through Athabasca University.
  Maximum Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) credits None permitted
  General certificate regulations  
  Required Courses (24 credits)
FREN 200 First Year University French I (3)
FREN 201 First Year University French II (3)
FREN 362 Second Year University French (6)
FREN 375 Vocabulary Expansion (6)
FREN 383 Pratique orale thématique  
FREN 358 Initiation à la littérature d'expression française II (3)
FREN 401 Composition française (3)


  Elective Courses
(select 6 credits from the following)
FREN 363 Le roman français du XXe siecle (3)
FREN 374 Introduction à la littérature canadienne-française (6)
FREN 387 Français langue des affaires (3)
FREN 402 Pensée et structure de l'anglais et du français (3)
FREN 403 Stylistique comparée (3)
FREN 412 Français pour tous, français pour tout (3)


Specific Regulations

Students holding an undergraduate or graduate degree or certificate in French from any post-secondary institution (including Athabasca University) may not enrol in this program.
Prerequisites for each course must be fulfilled.
Students with oral proficiency via a non-transferable course at a level equivalent to FREN 383 may have the requirement waived, but must replace these 3 credits to satisfy the 30-credit requirement of this certificate. For information about bursaries for French language teachers and those teaching in French, contact your nearest career development centre. Bursaries are only available to Alberta residents.

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