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Everyday French Language

Certificate of Completion | 94811

Program Overview

The online Everyday French Language certificate* incorporates exceptionally rich multimedia lessons and provides you with an interactive learning experience that simulates a wide variety of everyday communication situations. Our courses place a strong focus on comprehension, written and spoken expression, French vocabulary, and French grammar, while incorporating interesting aspects from French culture.

We have enhanced our online language courses in a number of ways, which go beyond traditional online learning environments. Our virtual classroom allows you to drop in and speak face-to-face with your instructor or classmates, providing you with individualized attention and support. Our online courses further build a strong community of learners through online discussion forums in French. The courses will also provide you with a vast array of additional resources beyond the required course material.

*Offered in conjunction with Rosetta Stone®

Additional Information 

French Language Placement Test

The placement test was designed to help you informally assess your French language proficiency to gain a better idea of which course to begin your French studies. If you have no previous French language experience, you are welcome to take the test but should register into French 1. The placement test focuses on knowledge of basic grammatical structures - it does not evaluate oral and written skills. The placement test contains 50 multiple choice questions. It is recommended that you take the test without the use of any study aids to obtain a more accurate result. Take the French placement test now.

Professional French Language Certificate

If you have graduated from our Everyday French Language certificate and wish to continue your French studies, you can register into our online Professional French Language certificate. You should enter the professional stream at a higher level as focus on professional communication and specialized business vocabulary begin at Level 4. You must complete at least Levels 5 and 6 to receive the Professional French Language certificate.

Online program highlights include:

  • lessons provided in partnership with Rosetta Stone®
  • individualized language support from your professor
  • access to a variety of supplementary web-based language learning resources
  • online quizzes to test your knowledge and allow your professor to evaluate your progress
  • discussion boards to practise writing with your instructor and classmates
  • conversation clubs for language practice with your classmates, hosted in our virtual classroom
  • final oral exam online

Testimonials

The lessons are an excellent learning tool because they use sight, writing, speaking, exercises and games, so every sense is challenged and you don't get bored. I enhanced different parts of my language skills such as grammar, speech, reading and listening. In the virtual classroom, learners can talk to the teacher/instructor and to each other. The instructor is very personal and adjusts to your skill level. The virtual classroom allows learners to attend sessions from anywhere in the world. Overall, I enjoy learning with this program and would definitely recommend it!

-- Marion

The online languages course is convenient, flexible and easy to access at my own pace. The lessons are great for learning a second language. I can complete lessons during my lunch time, before I go to bed or on the weekends. If I have any questions, I send messages to the instructor, who responds quickly. The virtual classroom is helpful for practising conversation, so I use it every chance I get.

--Joanne H.

This online language course is the best I have ever found. The lessons are finally helping me to gain confidence in spoken French. I can easily learn how to carry on a conversation and how to pronounce words clearly and accurately.  In a short time, I have become familiar with a lot of vocabulary. Grammar is explained very clearly, and the exercises can be repeated as many times as I want.  I find a lot of words and sentences stick in my mind once I finish a lesson. Since this is an online course, I can learn at my own pace and master the language, which I am determined to do. 

-- A. Darshani

Note: Courses in the French Language certificates do not qualify for General Education credit in diploma/degree programs.

Curriculum

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Course Name 2023/2024 Academic Year 2024/2025 Academic Year
Compulsory Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr
FREN 195: Everyday French 5
FREN 196: Everyday French 6
Electives
FREN 191: Everyday French 1
FREN 192: Everyday French 2
FREN 193: Everyday French 3
FREN 194: Everyday French 4

Compulsory Courses

FREN 195 Everyday French 5
 
Building upon already strong conversation and comprehension skills, Everyday French 5 allows students to become further immersed in the French language. Exploring themes such as business and industry, as well as family and community in an engaging and interactive online community, students will develop the communicative confidence to interact in the French speaking world. This course will enable you to perfect your knowledge of expressing obligation, expressing extremes, making distinctions, saying what you would do and giving orders. Additional Information: This course does not qualify for General Education credit.

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FREN 196 Everyday French 6
 
Reinforcing, reviewing and consolidating what has been covered so far, Everyday French 6 aims to give you a higher confidence in capacity to understand and communicate in French. You should be able to easily understand the main ideas of authentic documents on both concrete and abstract topics and to interact efficiently and accurately with native speakers. This course will enable you to perfect your knowledge of talking about past events, saying what you would have done, and expressing doubt and uncertainty. Communication skills will be developed to allow you to discuss your interests and competencies, explain complex matters, provide coherent narratives and present your opinions on a number of issues. Additional Information: This course does not qualify for General Education credit.

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Electives

FREN 191 Everyday French 1
 
Whether you want to learn French to travel, enhance your career or just to have fun, Everyday French 1 is the right place to begin. Learn to speak French in an interactive and engaging online language learning environment. Besides improving your speaking skills, you will also engage in the language through listening, reading and writing. This course familiarize with a wide range of vocabulary, expressions and structures in order to be able to give basic personal information about yourself and your family; describe yourself, others, and things; talk about nationality, country, schedule, time and your profession. You will, as well, learn how to ask for basic information and how to respond accurately. Additional Information: This course does not qualify for General Education credit.

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FREN 192 Everyday French 2
 
Building on the successes of Everyday French 1, this course will continue to explore one of the most spoken languages in the world. Interactive and engaging online learning activities, allow the student to focus on speaking, listening, reading and writing as they explore the themes of travel, dining and socializing. This course will enable you to perfect your knowledge of saying where things are, asking informative questions, expressing quantities, making comparisons, and describing state of being. Additional Information: This course does not qualify for General Education credit.

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FREN 193 Everyday French 3
 
Everyday French 3 takes you farther along your journey of learning the French language. At this level the student will explore topics like home, health, places and events in a fully interactive and engaging online language learning environment that continues to enhance speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. This course will enable you to perfect your knowledge of saying what you did, what you used to do and of linking ideas. Additional Information: This course does not qualify for General Education credit.

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FREN 194 Everyday French 4
 
Designed to further expand your knowledge of the French language, students in Everyday French 4 will explore the themes of modern life, daily routines and tourism through a combination of interactive and engaging online language learning activities. A continued focus on speaking, listening, reading and writing allows students to interact in French with greater confidence. This course will enable you to perfect your knowledge of expressing quantities, ordering events, expressing location, destination and origin, identifying and describing, saying what you have been doing and what you will do. Additional Information: This course does not qualify for General Education credit.

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Contact Us

Humber Continuous Professional Learning Liberal Arts & Sciences
416.675.6622 ext. 4554
cplliberalarts@humber.ca


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