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Language Proficiency Requirements

The Department of French Studies assesses the level of French of incoming undergraduate students to ensure that they are placed at the appropriate level to optimize their learning of the French language.

If you are interested in enrolling in a French course, please complete the French Language Placement Questionnaire and the Department of French Studies will confirm your eligibility.

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Category A

No prior French?
Students with no prior knowledge of French will be given permission to enrol in Basic French AP/FR 0120 6.0.

Category B

Studied French in school?
Students who have completed Grade 12 Core, Immersion, or Extended French will be placed in AP/FR 1080 6.0.

Category C

Native speaker?
Students who have experience living in a French-speaking environment and/or who went to a French school will be assessed by the Department of French Studies.

Completed the form, what's next?

Thank you for submitting your completed French Language Placement Questionnaire. Due to the volume of emails we are currently experiencing, it may take 2 to 3 business days to respond to your request. Please do not send multiple emails as this will delay the response process.

Upon completing the French Language Placement Questionnaire, students in categories A and B will obtain permission to enrol. Students in category C will be further assessed to determine the French course most appropriate for them.

Students will receive email notification from the Department of French Studies once permission is mounted.


Please contact the Department of French Studies at