Students at all levels of French proficiency ‘ from true beginners to the more advanced ‘ have a place at Glendon. Our bilingual, multicultural campus provides the ideal setting for language learning.

Does everyone study some French? Oui !

How does it work?

Every student that graduates from Glendon has reached our minimum requirement for a Bilingual BA : a solid, intermediate level of French.

Once you’re admitted to Glendon, you’ll complete an online assessment for your French abilities in order to place you in a class that’s best suited for your abilities:

  • Absolute beginners take French as a Second Language (FSL) courses with other beginners
  • Students with more experience in French will be placed in intermediate FSL courses that work best with their knowledge
  • If you’re advanced, you’ll have the opportunity to take one or more discipline courses taught in French (e.g. Introduction à la psychologie)

Choose your level

Every Glendon student graduates with at least one level of bilingual certification. How far would you like to take your language credentials’

Level 1:

The Bilingual BA is part of Glendon’s basic graduation requirements, achieved by:

  • Taking FSL courses to the second-year level
    OR
  • Taking at least one discipline course taught in French

Level 2:

The Certificate of Bilingualism is awarded to students who:

  • Complete three full-year courses taught in French — a combination of FSL and discipline courses at the appropriate levels

Level 3:

The Certificate of Bilingual Excellence is awarded to students that:

  • Receive an average of B or higher in three full-year courses in French
  • Successfully complete an examination in English and French at the end of their degree

Level 4:

The Certificate of Trilingual Excellence is awarded to students that:

  • Receive an average of B or higher in three full-year courses in French
  • Receive an average of B or higher in three full-year courses in Spanish
  • Successfully complete an examination in English, French, and Spanish at the end of their degree