Certificate in French as a Second Language

 

Offered by the Department French and Francophone Intercultural Studies at la Cité universitaire francophone, this 30-credit, full-time, two-semester program enables you to attain a solid intermediate level in both oral and written French.

Small student groups learn in a supportive French immersion environment and are introduced to Saskatchewan's dynamic Francophone community.

The only one of its kind west of New Brunswick, this first-rate program can open employment doors for you in Canada and overseas!

 

Admission Requirements

  • Students must undertake both a written and an oral admission evaluation

  • •Must be enrolled at the University of Regina (applicants from any faculty of study are encouraged to apply)

  • •A beginner's knowledge of French is required prior to enrolment. The Certificate is generally intended for students whose French language skills are equivalent to those of a student who has completed a core French program (French 30 or equivalent) or for students who have taken beginner-level university French courses (FRN 101 preferred)

Admission Process

  1. Written placement test (when taking the placement test below, please indicate your interest for the Certificate program)
  2. Oral evaluation (email invitation from Academic Advisor)
  3. Letter of admission

Interested? Want to learn more? Please contact : 

Centre de services aux étudiants
La Cité universitaire francophone, LI 220
etudiants@uregina.ca
306.585.4141

* We will book an advising session upon request.

 

FRLS courses are restricted to students who have been accepted into the Certificate in French as a Second Language program.

 

Semester 1 (September-December)

Semester 2 (January-April)

 

Course Description

FRLS 116
Principles and Production of Oral French 1
Audio-visual, audio and written authentic cultural documents are the starting point for vocabulary expansion, and for the development of oral comprehension and expression.

2 credits

FRLS 117
Principles and Production of Oral French 2
This intensive course is the continuation of FRLS 116.
*** Prerequisite: FRLS 116 with a minimum grade of 60% ***
*** Corequisite: FRLS 120 ***

2 credits

FRLS 118
Principles and Production of Oral French 3
This intensive course is a continuation of FRLS 117.
*** Prerequisite: FRLS 117 with a minimum grade of 60% ***
*** Corequisite: FRLS 121 ***

2 credits

FRLS 119
Grammar and Writing 1
Intensive course with emphasis on the study and application of the grammar of written French fundamentals of writing in French, and composition exercises.

3 credits

FRLS 120
Grammar and Writing 2
This intensive course is a continuation of FRLS 119.
*** Prerequisite: FRLS 119 with a minimum grade of 60% ***
*** Corequisite: FRLS 117 ***

3 credits

FRLS 121
Grammar and Writing 3
This intensive course is a continuation of FRLS 120.
*** Prerequisite: FRLS 120 with a minimum grade of 60% ***
*** Corequisite: FRLST 118 ***

3 credits

FRLS 212
Structure of Oral Discourse
Emphasis on the mastery of grammar rules and the structure of oral narration, description, and explanation. Field experience in a francophone environment.
*** Prerequisite: FRLS 118 and FRLS 121, both with a minimum grade of 60%, or permission of the Department Head ***

3 credits

FRLS 218
Written French and Francophone Culture
Further study of the grammar of written French. Study of texts on cultural and social aspects of the francophonie. Exercises in summarizing texts and composition.
*** Prerequisite: FRLS 118 and FRLS 121 with a minimum grade of 60% or permission of Department Head ***

9 credits

 

The Certificate is available to students in their first, second, third, fourth or last year of university, regardless of their intended or current program.

Please note that this is a full-time program; therefore, it is not possible to register for courses other than FRLS while enrolled in the program.

For more information or to make an appointment with an academic advisor, contact:

Centre de services aux étudiants
La Cité universitaire francophone, LI 220
etudiants@uregina.ca
306-585-4141

 

  • $1,000 busary ($500 each semester) plus eligibility for merit-based scholarships

  • • Language internship in a francophone community milieu

  • •Access to the Student Services Centre (free tutoring, academic advising, employment assistance, etc.)

  • • Limited class size and high-quality academics support

 

Interested? Want to learn more? Please contact : 

Centre de services aux étudiants
La Cité universitaire francophone, LI 220
etudiants@uregina.ca
306.585.4141

* We will book an advising session upon request.

Need Tutoring? The tutoring service is free for all University of Regina students taking at least one French course.