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French Language Skills

Seneca College Certificate

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Overview

In today's expanding global marketplace increasing attention is being placed on multi-language candidates. Currently, a high percentage of Ontario business revenues are generated through trade with Quebec. Employers often prefer people with French language skills. Upon successful completion of five successive courses students will be eligible for a local College Certificate in French Language skills. Students may not use French as a course credit towards a diploma or certificate if French is her/his mother tongue. Seneca College reserves the right to remove students from courses if the student possesses French language abilities above the level of enrolment.


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Curriculum

LGE101
French Language Skills 1
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This introductory course is for students with minimal or no previous knowledge of the French language. Interactive classroom participation will enable students to acquire the basic skills of fluency (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) allowing them to communicate in the classroom and in real life situations. Cultural awareness will be expanded by investigating the unique characteristics of various French-speaking regions of the world.




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LGE202
French Language Skills 2
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE101 or permission of the instructor

A continuation of LGE101, this course will maintain and improve French language acquisition in the four skills - listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The introduction of more complex structures and interactive classroom activities based on everyday situations will solidify both oral and written skills. Cultural awareness will also be expanded by investigating the unique characteristics of various French-speaking regions of the world.




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LGE303
French Language Skills 3
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE202 or permission of the instructor

French Language Skills 3 continues the learning process by reinforcing previously learned French language acquisition and introducing more complex structures. Focus will be on both oral fluency (speaking, listening, reading, and cultural awareness) and the written language. Cultural awareness will be expanded by investigating the unique characteristics of various French-speaking regions around the world.




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LGE404
French Language Skills 4
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE303 or permission of the instructor

French Language Skills 4 continues the language learning process by reinforcing previously acquired language skills and introducing more complex structures. The course will focus on oral fluency and writing for different contexts and purposes. Cultural awareness will be expanded by investigating the unique characteristics of various French-speaking regions around the world.




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LGE505
French Language Skills 5
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE404 or permission of the instructor

Participants determine topics of mutual interest to be discussed in spontaneous conversations. Self-expression through active participation is encouraged and pattern drills and contrived dialogues are avoided. Possible topics of discussion to be explored are concerns in the 21st Century; a growing interest in ecological issues, technological advances, the challenges of a diverse immigrant population, the arts and the attempt to reconcile French tradition with cultural changes. This is the fifth of eight courses, and as a result, more complex structures are introduced while previously learned content is reinforced.




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LGE606
French Language Skills 6
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE505 or permission of the instructor

In LGE606, participants determine the topics of mutual interest to be discussed and actively participate in spontaneous conversations. Possible topics of discussion may include social and environmental concerns in the 21st Century, technological advances, the challenges of a diverse immigrant population, the arts, and the reconciliation of French tradition with cultural changes. The course will reinforce previously learned content and introduce more complex structures to improve communication in French. Cultural awareness will be expanded through examination and discussion of literature and different media sources from French-speaking areas around the world.




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LGE707
French Language Skills 7
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE606 or permission of the instructor.

As an extension of LGE606, French Language Skills 7 will provide students further opportunities to improve oral communication through discussions on pre-determined topics and active participation in spontaneous conversations. Topics of discussion may include social and environmental concerns in the 21st Century and the effects of technological advances in transportation and the media. The course will reinforce previously learned content and introduce more complex structures. Awareness and understanding of French culture will be expanded through examination and discussion of various print media, television, and the cinema.




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LGE808
French Language Skills 8
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE707 or permission of the instructor

Participants in LGE808 will determine topics of interest on Francophone culture and improve self-expression through active participation in discussions, spontaneous conversations, and reflection of new concepts learned. Small group discussions will be facilitated by the instructor. Possible topics to be explored may include: higher education systems, Francophones across the globe, travel and tourism. Students' understanding of French culture will be enhanced though examination of newspapers and other print media, television, and cinema.




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LGE909
French Language Skills 9
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Prerequisite(s):

LGE808 or permission of the instructor.

Participants in LGE909 will determine topics of interest on Francophone culture and improve self-expression through active participation in discussions, spontaneous conversations, and reflection of new concepts learned. Small group discussions will be facilitated by the instructor. Possible topics to be explored may include: work and careers, health, banking, traditional celebrations. Students' understanding of French culture will be enhanced through examination of newspapers and other print media, television, and cinema.




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Graduation

If you meet all program requirements and become eligible for a Certificate, Diploma or Degree you must inform the Registrar by completing a Graduation Application form and paying the fee. Forms are available at the Registration office and online.

Certificates and diplomas are issued twice a year: Fall (October) and Spring (June). Graduation Application forms must be received no later than July 31 (for Fall Convocation), November 30 or March 31 (for Spring Convocation).

Program Contacts

Jamara Romero
Program Assistant
Jamara.Romero@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.22513


Iole Millescamps
Part-time Program Coordinator
Iole.Millescamps@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.24109


Klaus Grober
Academic Program Manager
Klaus.Grober@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.22682