Certificate in Business French

Professional French program aimed at improving proficiency in the workplace.

The Certificate in Business French is a unique program in Canada aimed at developing communication skills that enable students to be functional in a francophone workplace or business environment.

Admission Requirements

Completion of 1.0 course from French 2900-2999 with a mark of at least 60%, or permission of the Department of French Studies based on the Placement Test.

Once you have completed the admission requirements, please declare the certificate during the Intent to Register period (February-March).

Progression and Graduation Requirements

Students must achieve an average of at least 70% in the 4.0 courses in order to progress in and complete this program. Students must receive counselling from the Department on their choice of courses and should seek regular advice on the availability of courses.

Course load: 4.0 senior courses

Language component (1.0 credit)
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
Professional French component (1.0 credit)

1.0 credit from

  • 2205 A/B Job Seeking in French, on campus
  • 2206 A/B French at Work, on campus
  • 2207 A/B French for Public Administration, online
  • 2208 A/B French for Healthcare, online
  • 2209 A/B French for the Media, online
Business French component (1.0 credit)
1.0 credit from
  • 3200 Business French, on campus
  • 3201E Business French Writing, online
Translation component (1.0 credit)
1.0 credit from
  • 3306 A/B Special Topics in Translation, on campus
  • 3307 A/B Special Topics in Translation, on campus
  • 3308 A/B Special Topics in Translation, on campus
  • 3300 Intensive Translation II, online

Note: The Certificate in Business French is not part of your degree; it is an addition to your degree. If you cannot complete all requirements for the Certificate during your undergraduate degree, you can complete the remaining requirements after graduation.