Certificate in French Proficiency for Non-French Majors - Basic


The Department of Languages offers the Certificate of French Proficiency at three levels:

  1. Basic Oral and Written Proficiency
  2. Intermediate Oral and Written Proficiency
  3. Advanced Proficiency. 

The Certificate in French Proficiency for Non-French Majors - Basic consists of an introduction to basic written and spoken French through the learning of simple vocabulary, comprehension, and expression of daily situations. Upon successful completion of the courses, learners will reach level A2 of CEFR*, "Basic User / Elementary: can understand sentences and frequently used expressions."

*Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

Registration Details
Instructional Method
Web Based

Registration is available through Enrolment Services.

French 0500 and French 1000
French 1200 or French 1204.
There are no prerequisite courses.

In order for a certificate to be granted a learner must:

(a) be registered in the certificate prior to the completion of 50% of the course requirements for the course of study;
(b) successfully complete all three FCEs with a minimum overall average of 70%;
(c) successfully complete a standard Proficiency Examination upon successful completion of the three FCEs, and achieve a score corresponding to the level he/she is applying for; and,
(d) take all courses required for the Certificate from Lakehead University.

Learners can only be enrolled in one level (Basic, Intermediate, or Advanced) at a time. The Certificate cannot be combined with a Minor or a Major in French.

Only one Certificate of French Proficiency will be granted. Learners who complete additional levels (i.e., Intermediate, Advanced) will have that noted on their transcript.

This certificate is open to new and current Lakehead University Learners. Learners may register in the certificate only.  Applicants must meet Lakehead University's general admission requirements. Learners must have Grade 12 U English or equivalent before beginning the program.

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Upon successful completion, you will be awarded a Lakehead University Certificate.

Credential Earned
Instructional Method
Web Based

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