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Certificate in French Language Proficiency

You may earn a Certificate of French Language Proficiency concurrent with fulfilling the requirements for a bachelor’s degree. These certificates are 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.

Basic Level

To apply for the certificate, students must have successfully completed 12 credits in French studies as follows:

  • AP/FR 1030 6.0, with a minimum grade of B;
  • AP/FR 1080 6.0, with a minimum grade of B.

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Intermediate Level

To apply for the certificate, students must have successfully completed 12 credits in French studies as follows:

  • AP/FR 1080 6.0, with a minimum grade of B;
  • 6 credits with a minimum grade of B in each course chosen from:
    • AP/FR 2081 3.0
    • AP/FR 2082 3.0
    • AP/FR 3081 3.0
    • AP/FR 3082 3.0
    • AP/FR 3089 6.0

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Advanced Level

To apply for the certificate, students must have successfully completed 12 credits in French studies as follows:

  • AP/FR 2081 3.0 and AP/2082 3.0, with a minimum grade of B;
  • 6 credits with a minimum grade of B in each course chosen from:
    • AP/FR 3080 6.0
    • AP/FR 3081 3.0 and P/FR 3082 3.0
    • AP/FR 3089 6.0

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Policies & Procedures

  • York University students may earn a Certificate of French Language Proficiency concurrent with fulfillment of the requirements for a bachelor’s degree. These certificates are 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.
  • Certificates will not be conferred until candidates have successfully completed an undergraduate degree program if they are simultaneously enrolled in a degree and taking courses for a certificate program.
  • These certificates are not open to students who are pursuing or who already hold a degree in French studies.
  • York University students enrol for a degree must complete and submit to the department at least two months before graduation, the Application to graduate with a certificate (PDF).
    • Other students must first apply online. Upon completion of the required courses, they must complete and submit the Application to graduate with a certificate (PDF).
    • All courses MUST be taken in the French Studies Department and a minimum grade of B is required in each course.
    • Students on exchange program (IB programs) can take a French course of 3 or 6 credits (course has to be approved by the department before departure).