To determine the French as a Second Language (FRLS) courses best suited to you level, you will need to write a test. Don't worry about studying! The results of the test allow us to place you into one of two levels (Intermediate or Advanced), with each level representing a semester of study. You will follow five courses per semester – three FRLS and two in your chosen program.
To enable you to graduate with no delay, the French Immersion Option replaces several of your elective courses (the exact number depends on the results of your placement test) with French Immersion credits. The courses you might take include:
You will live in a residence or a section of a residence reserved for Integrated French Immersion Option students. You also have access to the Centre for Post-Secondary Support (CAEP), which provides academic support and resources.
If you complete 15 advanced-level FRLS credits, you will receive a certificate. By improving your French-language skills, you may also prepare to take the B2-level French-language studies (DELF) diploma.
The French-Only Rule
Once you arrive, you must sign a pledge agreeing to speak French at all times during the program. As soon as the pledge is signed, the use of French is mandatory, always. By living, studying, working and playing in French, 24 hours a day, you will develop the confidence and proficiency you need to succeed in whatever French-language endeavours you choose to pursue.