to enter the Minor, Major, or Honours Programme in French at
St. Thomas University must have completed grade 12 French (or the equivalent)
average of at least 75%.
Students with less than a 75% average on grade 12 French (or with French
completed to the level of grade 11) and who wish to upgrade their knowledge
of French to a level where they can be considered for a Major in French
at St. Thomas University are encouraged to:
1. take intersession and/or summer session courses in French,
2. take a summer course in a French-speaking area (for which government
bursaries are available).
These options are designed to bring the students' knowledge of French
to the required level for a Major in the shortest possible time.
Note that students who take French courses in programmes other than
the ones offered
at St. Thomas may be assessed upon their return to St. Thomas University.
For further information, please contact the Chair of the Romance Languages
or the appropriate faculty adviser.
Junior Year Abroad
Students who wish to spend their junior year abroad or at another Canadian
university will be required to take courses which correspond to those
offered in one of the St.Thomas modules. They should, at all costs,
avoid duplication of courses already taken. In addition, they should
get advance approval for their planned programme of study from the Romance
Languages Department Honours and majors committee in March of the year
before their planned stay at another university. Students who take courses
at another university may be required to take a placement or a test
of language proficiency when they enrol or re-enrol at St. Thomas.
Certificate in French Language Proficiency
The Certificate in French Language Proficiency is available to any student
studying French at
St. Thomas University. It is awarded automatically to any student enroled
in a French Majors/Honours Programme and to any student who wishes to
enrol in the Certificate
Programme itself who meets the following criteria:
1. the completion with a gpa of B+ in each of the three courses FREN
2316 Grammaire du français, FREN 2326 La composition, FREN 2336
La communication orale; and
2. the completion of a subsequent 6 credit-hour level 3 or 4 course
or equivalent in French language or literature with a GPA of B+.