Exigences du Régime d’immersion en français

Conditions for receiving a diploma with a "French Immersion" designation

The goal of French Immersion Studies is for you to develop an advanced level of French in your discipline. You must meet the following three requirements to receive a designation of “French Immersion” on your diploma:

Faculties:

  • Arts
  • Health Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Telfer School of Management

Faculties :

  • Engineering
  • Science

French Immersion

Extended French Stream

  1. Complete the requirements of your program of study.

Faculty of Science

Faculty of Engineering

  1. Complete at least 14 courses (42 units)* taught in French, including:
  • A maximum of 2 courses (6 units) at the 1000 level;
  • A maximum of 4 courses (12 units) for accompanying courses (FLS 2581, 3581, 4581 and 4781), of which a maximum of 2 courses (6 units) for FLS 2581; and
  • A minimum of 2 courses (6 units) at the 3000 or 4000 level, other than FLS courses

* Students in the Nursing program must complete 12 courses (36 units) taught in French, and meet the other requirements.

  1. Complete at least 14 courses (42 units) taught in French, including:
  • A minimum of 8 courses (24 units) in the Faculty of Science;
  • A minimum of 2 courses (6 units) at the 3000 or 4000 level in the Faculty of Science;
  • A minimum of 2 courses (6 units) in the Humanities.
  1. Complete at least 14 courses (42 units) taught in French, including:
  • A minimum of 2 approved, non-technical courses (6 units);
  • 4 courses (12 units) in required first-year courses within the program of study;
  • 4 courses (12 units) in required second-year courses within the program of study. Please not that some second-year courses are at the 1000 level; they will be recognized in the requirements of the French Immersion program;
  • 4 courses (12 units) at the 3000 or 4000 level within the program of study.

  1. Pass the Second Language Certification Test (FLS 3500)

FLS3500 – Second Language Certification

Before you graduate, you must pass the Second Language Certification test (FLS3500). Your results determine if your French has reached an acceptable level for graduating with a "French Immersion" diploma.

The Second Language Certification test is part of the FLS 3500 course. This is primarily an independent-learning course that prepares you for the test. It does not earn any university credits (except for students in the Telfer School of Management).

The test is administered twice a year, during a weekend. After having written your test, you will receive a "pass" or "continuing" grade, which will not affect your GPA. You can re-take the FLS3500 a maximum of four times before passing.

Click on the following link to learn more about the course and associated test: FLS3500.

We strongly recommend you enrol in this course during your third year of study.

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