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Concurrent Certificate in Essential French

Department of French
Togo Salmon Hall, Room 532, ext. 24470

The Concurrent Certificate in Essential French is intended for those students seeking a solid foundation in essential French, including receptive linguistic skills in French (listening, reading, comprehension), and fundamental productive communication skills (speaking, writing). Students completing a degree program in French (Hons BA, BA, minor) are not eligible for the concurrent Certificate in Essential French.

Certificate Requirements

Any student in an undergraduate degree program at McMaster may declare the certificate, at the time of graduation, and upon completion of the following courses in French.

Alternate Pathway to Certificate

Those students who begin their French Studies at McMaster with FRENCH 2Z06 A/B  may still complete the concurrent Certificate in Essential French, through fulfilment of the following alternate pathway.


*Students may replace FRENCH 2M06 A/B   with equivalent language courses taken during the summer through the Explore program, or with other pre-approved exchange or study abroad courses. No more than 6 units of the Certificate, however, can come from non-McMaster courses.

The Department of French strongly recommends that an immersion experience be part of the work towards the certificate.