Certificate in French as a Second Language

 

The only program of its kind west of New Brunswick, this top-quality certificate can prepare you for a bilingual job in Canada or abroad! 

 

Students learn in small groups in an immersive environment while getting to know the Fransaskois community. 

 

This 30-credit full-time program over two terms allows you to achieve an advanced intermediate level of French, both spoken and written.


 

Admission Requirements

  • You must first complete two assessments, first written and then oral. 
  • Meet the admission requirements of La Cité universitaire francophone at the University of Regina (students from all faculties are admissible).
  • A basic knowledge of French is required. In general, the program is intended for students whose knowledge of French is equivalent to that of a student who has completed a core French program (French 30 or equivalent) or for students who have taken university French courses at the beginner level (FRN 101 or equivalent).  

Admission Process

  1. Written placement test (when completing the placement test below, please specify you are interested in the Certificate program) 
  2. Oral evaluation (email invitation from Academic Advisor)
  3. Admission letter

 

For high school students: 

  • Complete the application form 
  • In Planned Program of Study, select French as a Second Language (Certificate)

Information:
  La Cité universitaire francophone
  cite@uregina.ca | 306.585.4828

 

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 open to students in their first, second, third, fourth or final year of university, whatever their intended or present study program.  

Note that this is a full-time program, so it is not possible to take courses other than FSL courses while taking the program. 

 

  • $1,000 scholarship ($500 per term), plus access to merit scholarships administered by La Cité
  • Language internship in a Francophone community environment
  • Access to the Student Services Centre (free tutoring service, job-seeking assistance, etc.) 
  • Courses offer small-group classes and top-quality