Competence in the French Language - 829

Mohawk College Certificate
Parlez-vous francais

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.

  • 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
Program Contact
Continuing Education Media and Creative Arts
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) OR 19 years of age or older.

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.

The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the 2019/20 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, Creative, Media and Business

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

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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.



French delivered online

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

Mandatory Courses

Register Course number Course title Course Hours
Course description: Learn the basics of grammatical structures and vocabulary for conversational applications. REQUIRED TEXT: En bons termes by Prentice Hall.
Credits: 3
Equivalents: LANG10061
Course description: Acquire further knowledge of grammatical French to improve the French essential for writing and conversation.
Credits: 3
Equivalents: LANG10062
Course description: Exprimez-vous sans probleme dans des discussions se rapportant a des situations quotidiennes. Le passe compose est un des points grammaticaux les plus importants enseignes dans ce niveau.
Prerequisites: LANGFR004 or LANG10062
Equivalents: LANG10063
Course description:
Prerequisites: LANGFR005 or LANG10063
Equivalents: LANG10064
Course description: Enrichissez vos connaissances de la langue francaise en apprenant le Subjonctif, le Participe Present, l'Infinitif Passe ainsi que les formes Actives, Passives et la Construction Causale.
Prerequisites: LANGFR006 or LANG10064
Equivalents: LANG10065
Course description: Developpez votre vocabulaire et differentes structures orales en etudiant les themes suivants: Connaissons-nous, Telephonons. Voyageons, Demandons directions, Allons a la poste.
Prerequisites: LANGFR004 or LANG10062
Course description: Developpez votre vocabulaire et differentes structures orales en etudiant les themes suivants: Preparons un voyage!, Faisons nos valises/Passons les douanes!, Arrivons a l'hotel, Sejournons a l'hotel et Partons de l'hotel.
Prerequisites: LANGFR005 and LANGFS032 or LANG10063 and LANGFS032
Equivalents: LANGFR005 and LANGFS032 or LANG10063 and LANGFS032
Course description: Developpez votre vocabulaire en etudiant les themes suivants:Allons visiter - ville., Allons au restaurant!, Allons magasiner!, Allons nous habiller!, Allons a la Banque!. Diverses conversations et situations quitidiennes echangees au sein d'une ambiance et d'une atmosphere relaxantes et amicales.
Prerequisites: LANGFR006 and LANGFS033 or LANG10064 and LANGFS033

Learn to communicate in French for careers which require a second language or specifically French. Enhance your personal abilities to communicate in the French Language.

Challenge Exams

Contact Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition (PLAR) (opens new window) at 905-575-2395 to register. A minimum of one week's notice is required.

  • 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