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French Language Certificate (9 hours)


This Language Certificate program is administered by the Center for Language Studies (3086 JFSB), http://languagecertificate.byu.edu.

Any matriculated (degree-seeking) BYU student who meets the proficiency and course requirements may earn the French Language Certificate. The proficiency requirement is met through the nationally recognized ACTFL Oral and Writing Proficiency Exams. Qualifying students will be awarded a certificate on one of three levels based on the following:

  1. Advanced Certificate: An ACTFL "Advanced" rating on at least one of the two proficiency exams and 9 hours of coursework with a minimum of a B- grade in each of the three courses.
  2. Mastery Certificate: An ACTFL "Advanced High" rating on at least one of the two proficiency exams and 9 hours of coursework with a minimum of a B- grade in each of the three courses.
  3. Professional Certificate: An ACTFL "Superior" rating on at least one of the two proficiency exams and 9 hours of coursework with a minimum of a B- grade in each of the three courses.

Required Courses:

Note: Students who have completed all of the coursework required for a language major or a language minor will also have satisfied the coursework requirement for the language certificate.

  1. Language - complete one course from the following:
  2. Civilization - complete one course from the following:
  3. Literature:
      FREN 340 : Introduction to Literary Analysis. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      FREN 340 : Introduction to Literary Analysis. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      RECOMMENDED: Fren 321 or concurrent enrollment.
      DESCRIPTION: How to read French prose, drama, and poetry and apply methods of literary criticism.
      NOTE: Capstone course for GE Languages of Learning requirement for returned missionaries

      Course Outcomes


Students who successfully complete a certificate will receive an official document verifying their level of achievement. The certificate will be listed on the university transcript.