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Undergraduate Calendar 2013|14

French Language Proficiency

University Certificate in French Language Proficiency

Regulations effective March 4, 2014.

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. Courses taken towards completion of the Certificate may be transferred to the BA French Major or the BA French Concentration.

Program Plans

Our online program plans can assist you in selecting the courses needed to fulfill your program requirements.

Counselling Services offers an assessment website, "Mapping Your Future: Your Career and Athabasca University." Athabasca 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.

Program Structure
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. 15
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 I (3)
FREN 301 Composition française (3)


Elective Courses

(select 6 credits from senior [300- and 400-level] French courses)

Specific Regulations

  1. 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.
  2. Prerequisites for each course must be fulfilled.
  3. 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.












Information effective March 4, 2014 to August 31, 2014.

Updated July 10, 2014