Certificates of French Language Proficiency
Students who are not pursuing a major or minor in French may take language courses with the intent of obtaining a Certificate of French Language. They may earn a Certificate of French Language Proficiency(basic, intermediate or advanced)concurrent with fulfillment of the requirements for a bachelor’s degree. Students who are pursuing business or administrative studies at York University may obtain a Certificate of Proficiency in French for Business (basic, intermediate or advanced).
This certificate is also open to students who already hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, and who are admissible according to Faculty and University policies.
Students must apply for these certificates (PDF) before graduation.
Conditions and restrictions
- These certificates are not open to students who are pursuing or who already hold a degree in French Studies.
- Students must choose either the Certificate of French Language Proficiency or the Certificate of French Language Proficiency in Business.
- Students cannot customize a certificate by combining courses from both certificates.
- Students who have been exempted from any of the required courses should consult the Undergraduate Program Director.Students who are exempted from AP/FR 2081 3.0 and/or AP/FR 2082 3.0 must replace these credits with AP/FR 4090 6.0.
- Courses need to be taken in sequence i.e. AP/FR 1030, AP/FR 1080, AP/FR 2081 and AP/FR 2082 etc. A student cannot redo a lower course to get a B after doing an upper level course.
- All course required for each certificate, except the Certificate in Business (Advanced Level), must be taken in the Department of French Studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (Keele Campus).
- Courses taken at Glendon College or on a Letter of Permission in the “Explore” Program do not count towards the Certificates.
- Schulich School of Business students may use three credits earned while on exchange in a French speaking country; the three credits can be in any subject provided the course was taught in French.
- These Certificates are not available to Francophones.