Competence in the French Language - 829

Mohawk College Certificate
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Discover the French language. Develop practical written and conversation skills for work or personal enjoyment. This program offers exposure to the French language for individuals who are:

  • Working in a bilingual milieu
  • Seeking a career involving the French language
  • Wish to develop their conversation skills

Develop practical skills through in class discussions, group work, language lab exercises and grammar theory.

View courses available this term under Program of Studies.

You do not need to apply to begin this program, simply ensure you meet the admission requirements (listed on the Admissions & Registration tab) and then you may register for any available courses.

Program Highlights

  • Be able to communicate orally and in writing in French
  • Become fluent in French oral communication
  • You will be able to efficiently write grammatically correct
  • You will be able to read and discuss French articles from newspapers and magazines
Contact Continuing Education

Interdisciplinary, Media, Creative and Business

You do not need to apply to begin this program. Start by ensuring you meet the admission requirements listed above and then register for the courses listed in the Program of Studies when they are offered.  Some courses have prerequisites, so please check the Program of Studies for details. Find out how to register for a course.

Financial Assistance Information

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The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the current academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion contact Continuing Education -  Interdisciplinary, Media, Creative Arts and Business

Click on the Course number or Course title for more information on each course.

Visit the Textbooks page for information on ordering your course materials.

A selection of courses are available each term. Courses that are currently not available (N/A) for registration may be offered in the future – check back frequently.

Courses in this program are also currently offered via OntarioLearn equivalency:

  • LANG10061 French 1 is equivalent to LANGFR003 La Pratique du Francais 1
  • LANG10062 French 2 is equivalent to LANGFR004 La Pratique du Francais 2
  • LANG10063 French 3 is equivalent to LANGFR005 La Pratique du Francais 3
  • LANG10064 French 4 is equivalent to LANGFR006 La Pratique du Francais 4
  • LANG10065 French 5 is equivalent to LANGFR007 La Pratique du Francais 5

Mandatory Courses

Register Course number Course title Course Hours
Course description: Apply basic grammatical structures and vocabulary in simple written text and conversational situations.
Equivalents: LANG10061
Course description: Apply further basic grammatical structures and vocabulary in simple written text and conversational situations.
Credits: 3
Equivalents: LANG10062
Course description: Exprimez-vous clairement dans diverses situations quotidiennes et courantes en vous servant du présent et du passé composé pour dialoguer avec quelqu'un et pour écrire de courts textes.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: LANGFR004 or LANG10062
Equivalents: LANG10063
Course description: Après une revue des concepts enseignés dans les niveaux préalables, dans un contexte culturel courant, étudiez l'usage des aspects grammaticaux qui vous permettront de vous exprimer plus précisément au passé et au futur.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: LANGFR005 or LANG10063
Equivalents: LANG10064
Course description: Étudiez la formation et l'usage des derniers temps de verbe du programme dans un cadre thématique francophone afin d'ancrer vos habiletés orales et écrites.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: LANGFR006 or LANG10064
Equivalents: LANG10065
Course description:
Prerequisites: LANGFR004 or LANG10062
Course description:
Prerequisites: LANGFR005 and LANGFS032 or LANG10063 and LANGFS032
Course description:
Prerequisites: LANGFR006 and LANGFS033 or LANG10064 and LANGFS033
Getting Started

Visit CE Get Started, your go-to online resource for getting started. You’ll find information on online tools and the wide range of student services available to you to support your success as a Mohawk College student and to help you achieve your future goals!

Login to MyMohawk
MyMohawk is the college portal used to access your student account information, email, grades and more. Your username and password can be found on the Continuing Education Acknowledgement of Registration & Student Account form that was sent to you after you registered for your course. Visit the Getting Started - MyMohawk Guide for step-by-step instructions.

Access Mohawk Email
On the MyMohawk Home screen you will see a link to Mohawk email. Visit the Getting Started – Mohawk Email Guide to learn how to set up your account on your devices.

Access MyCanvas
On the MyMohawk Home screen you will see a link to MyCanvas, Mohawk College’s Learning Management System. Visit the Getting Started - MyCanvas Guide for step-by-step instructions. Please note your course will not appear in MyCanvas until the scheduled start date.

Access OntarioLearn
Visit OntarioLearn to access your course. Visit the OntarioLearn Course page for step-by-step instructions. Please note your course will not appear in OntarioLearn until the scheduled start date.

Find your Classroom
Room assignments for Continuing Education are available on the WhereEnCampus Portal. Visit Room Listings for more information.

Find your Textbook
Use the Mohawk College Textbook Search to find your course materials.

Explore Contacts and Services

Online learning courses provide you with the opportunity to learn online, anywhere, at your convenience!  You can study at home or at work - wherever you like, whenever you like, within a predetermined time frame.

Courses are delivered over a set time period and are led by instructors. Most courses do not require that you be online at a certain time of day or night, but that you are active in the course during the schedule. There are scheduled start and end dates and you cannot start courses late nor finish early.

Visit the OntarioLearn Course page to discover how to get started on OntarioLearn. Please note your course will not appear in OntarioLearn until the scheduled start date.

Visit Exams for Online Courses for everything you need to know about booking and writing your online learning exam.


Career Opportunities

Learn to communicate in French for careers which require a second language or specifically French. 

Challenge Exams

Already have experience with the French Language? If you think that you are eligible for placement into a higher level, you should register for the appropriate exam.

Visit the Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition (PLAR) website (opens new window) or plar [at] (email PLAR)

  • You can challenge up to 75% of the courses for the Certificate.
  • Written tests (LANGFR003, LANGFR004, LANGFR005 and LANGFR006): You may obtain up to 4 credits with these testes which measure competence in grammar.
  • Oral tests (LANGFS032, LANGFR033): You may obtain up to 2 credits with these tests which measure conversational competence.
  • A non-refundable fee will be charged.
  • Exams are to be arranged during the semester.