Diploma in Practical French


Any student who has graduated with a 3 or 4 year undergraduate degree may apply to be admitted to the Diploma program, subject to prerequisites and general university admission requirements. To start the application process, contact the Department of French Studies (french@uwo.ca).

Admission requirements: Completion of first-year requirements, including French 1900E or French 1910 or French 1999 with a mark of at least 60%, or permission of the Department based on the Placement Test.

The Diplôme de français pratique cannot be combined with any other French module or with the Certificat / Diplôme de français des affaires.

Progression and Graduation Requirements
Students are invited to seek counselling from the Department on their choice of courses. To progress in and to complete the Diploma program, students must achieve and maintain a minimum average of 60% in the 4.0 required courses.

Note: At least 3.0 of the 4.0 credit courses must be taken at Western.

Course load: 4.0 senior courses

Language component (2.0 credits)
1.0 credit from
  • 2905A/B Language and Reading
  • 2906A/B Language and expression
  • 2907A/B Writing Workshop in French
  • 2900 Language (Advanced Language II
1.0 credit from
  • 3905A/B Reading Texts
  • 3906A/B Speaking Texts
  • 3907A/B Writing Texts
  • 3908A/B Intensive Grammar
  • 3900 Language (Advanced Level III), on campus or online
Additional French courses (2.0 credits)
2.0 credits
  • French at 2200 level and above