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Certificate of French Proficiency for Non-French Majors - Intermediate (TB)

The Department of Languages offers the Certificate of French Proficiency at three levels: 1. Basic Oral and Written Proficiency, 2. Intermediate Oral and Written Proficiency, and 3. Advanced Proficiency. The requirements for the Intermediate Oral and Written Proficiency level are:

This certificate is open to new and current Lakehead University students.  Students may register in the certificate only.  Applicants must meet Lakehead University's general admission requirements.  Students must have Grade 12 U English or equivalent before beginning the program.

In order for a Certificate to be granted a student must:
(a) be registered in the certificate prior to the completion of 50% of the course requirements for the course of study;
(b) successfully complete all three FCEs with a minimum overall average of 70%;
(c) successfully complete a standard Proficiency Examination upon successful completion of the three FCEs, and achieve a score corresponding to the level he/she is applying for; and,
(d) take all courses required for the Certificate from Lakehead University.

Students can only be enrolled in one level (Basic, Intermediate, or Advanced) at a time. The Certificate cannot be combined with a Minor or a Major in French.

Only one Certificate of French Proficiency will be granted. Students who complete additional levels (i.e. Intermediate, Advanced) will have that noted on their transcript.

Written exercises and oral interaction at a higher expectation than for the Basic Level.  Upon successful completion of the courses, students will reach level B1 CEFR*, "Independent User/Intermediate: can understand the main point of clear standard input on familiar matters".

French 1000, 1510, 1511, and French 1200 or 1204
Students will need to successfully complete the prerequisites, French 0500 or grade 11 U French, before taking these courses.

*Common European Framework of Reference for Languages