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. Contact the Faculty of Arts and Humanities Academic Counselling Office to apply.

Completion French 1900E or 1910 or 1999 with a mark of at least 60% (or permission of the Department of French Studies).

Progression and Graduation Requirements
The core language courses must be taken in sequence. 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 2300 level and above