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French (Certificate)

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Durham College Certificate

Durham College Certificate

Program Description

The five course online French Certificate program provides students the opportunity to meet French language requirements for various government positions requiring level 8 NCLC (Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens) or any other employment opportunities requiring French. Authentic assignments and assessments provide students with real-world learning.

Graduates will have strong communications skills in the four competencies of reading, writing, speaking and listening, and develop an appreciation of French culture. Whether you require French skills for your career, enjoy foreign travelling, or are just interested in learning a new language, you will find this program very comprehensive and engaging to meet your needs.

Certificate Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) including Grade 12 English (C or U) and Grade 12 Math (C, M or U)
    Grade 12 equivalency certificate achieved through College academic upgrading
    Mature Student Status (19 years of age or older) with Grade 12 English (C or U) and Grade 12 Math (C, M or U)

  • You must maintain an overall average of 60% or a GPA of 2.0 in order to graduate
  • A minimum of 25% of courses must be completed through Durham College.

Program Of Study

Students are required to print or save a copy of the Program of Study when beginning the program. This document contains critical details about program progression and graduation requirements specific to the academic year in which your program was started.

Click to access the Program of Study for the current academic year.

Students who began this program prior to the current academic year may contact the Professional and Part-Time Learning office at ppl@durhamcollege.ca or 905-721-3052 to obtain your Program of Study and graduation requirements.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be equipped to:

  • Communicate in daily, routine, and predictable situations.
  • Interpret, share information, provide instruction and deliver a presentation in personal and professional settings using formal and non-formal registers of language.
  • Communicate in social life, studies, work and less predictable situations using abstract and concrete information and intermediate level grammar and syntax.

Career Options

Potential career and industry options may include:

  • Bilingual technical support
  • Customer service
  • Editing and/or proofreading
  • Flight attendant
  • Foreign service
  • International organizations – Red Cross, United Nations, Doctors without Borders, Interpol, World Health Organization, World Trade Organization, etc.
  • Human resources
  • Interpretation
  • Media – news anchor, reporter, production assistant – TV5, CBC, TVO
  • Military
  • Pilot
  • Provincial, Federal government
  • Teaching – educational assistant, tutor, elementary/ secondary teacher, community college/university professor
  • Tourism, travel or hospitality
  • Translation

Program Related Questions? Call 905.721.3052

If you are interested in applying for financial aid, please visit the Professional and Part-Time Learning OSAP Eligibility webpage.

Currently offered

Course Title Location/
Delivery Method
LANG 1982French 1Online
LANG 1982French 1Monthly Intake Online
LANG 1952French 1Oshawa
LANG 2982French 2Monthly Intake Online
LANG 2982French 2Online
LANG 3952French 3Oshawa
LANG 3982French 3Online
LANG 3982French 3Monthly Intake Online
LANG 4982French 4Online
LANG 5982French 5Online