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Overview

Program Description

 

This program is designed for beginners to the language and will help you grow your communications skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening) so that you can communicate in French with confidence. Graduates can use their new skills in the French language to further their careers in communications, marketing, administration, sales, customer relations, etc., or for personal pleasure while travelling. This is a fully online program, offered through OntarioLearn, with an asynchronous delivery.

Once all 5 courses are complete, we would expect a level 8 for the Niveaux de Competence Linguistique Canadiens (NCLC). NCLC are the national standards for describing, measuring and recognizing French language proficiency of adult immigrants to Canada.

Notice of Change: Starting May 2022, French Ecrit (FREN-5005) is no longer a program requirement. The last offering of this course will be September 2023. Any student who began the program prior to May 2022 will be required to complete the Ecrit course, by the last offering date. 

 

 

 

Courses

Program Requirements

Level 1
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
  Expected Availability
  Credits Fall Winter Summer
French 1FREN-1004 3 Yes Yes
This fully online course is meant to be a first introduction to the French language. The course aims to develop competencies in French through authentic learning tasks in preparation for real-life application. Online activities will promote skill development in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in personal and professional contexts. You will use communication strategies to support interpersonal skills, to convey information, and to explain and respond to messages in familiar situations. You will develop skills for life-long learning that are transferable to employment. The targeted second language proficiency of the course aligns with level 2 requirements of the Canadian Language Benchmarks for French, the NCLC.
French 2FREN-3004 3 Yes Yes
This fully online course integrates and extends previously introduced concepts of French 1. The course aims to develop competencies in French through authentic learning tasks in preparation for real-life application. Online activities will promote skill development in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in personal and professional contexts. You will use communication strategies to support interpersonal skills, to convey information, and to interact with various forms of persuasive exchanges in routine situations. You will develop skills for life-long learning that are transferable to employment. The targeted second language proficiency of the course aligns with level 3 requirements of the Canadian Language Benchmarks for French, the NCLC.
French 3FREN-5002 3 Yes Yes
The progressive acquisition, reinforcement, and creative use of language structures will increase the student confidence to self-expression. With a strong focus on using the language to communicate in real-life scenarios, this fully online course enables students to participate in simple conversations, make requests, suggestions or short presentations and express their opinion about present and past events. Tasks from both personal and professional settings will be used as formative and summative assessments. . The targeted second language proficiency of the course aligns with level 4-5 requirements of the Canadian Language Benchmarks for French, the NCLC.
French 4FREN-5003 3 Yes Yes
This fully online course will allow students to develop their oral communication comprehension and listening skills in order to understand simple to moderately complex messages during communication activities in their personal and professional lives. They will also develop communication strategies for speaking and interacting with a target audience in professional situations. At the end of the course, students will be able to communicate orally at an intermediate level in fulfillment of this competency throughout their career. Students may reach level 6-7 on the Canadian Language Benchmarks for French, the NCLC.
French 5FREN-5004 3 Yes Yes
This fully online course will allow students to develop their writing and reading skills and write moderately complex texts related to their profession. They will become familiar with the characteristics of several technical and professional texts in order to produce them. They will learn reading and writing strategies and use digital tools to improve their writing skills. They will also develop their reading comprehension skills. Learners will become competent readers and writers so that they can make use of their bilingualism in the labour market now and in the future. The student may reach level 8 of the Canadian Language Benchmarks for French, the NCLC.
 
Program Residency
Students Must Complete a Minimum of 4 credits in this
program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
requirement and graduate from this program
 

Program Details

Program Code
FRL1
Delivery
Part-Time
Online
Topic Area
Communication and Languages