Certificate in Practical French (Certificat de français pratique)

Admission Requirements

Permission of the Department of French Studies based on an interview.

A student may not pursue both the Certificat de français pratique and a French module or Business French certificate.

Progression and Graduation Requirements

The core language courses must be taken in sequence. To progress in and to complete the Certificat 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 2300 level and above

Note: A Diplôme de français pratique should be awarded when the following criteria are met:
1. normally a post-degree program;
2. normally requiring the equivalent of one calendar year or more to complete; and
3. normally consisting of a minimum of 5.0 degree-credit courses.