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bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Arts - French

bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Arts - French

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    17,208 CAD

  • Application fee

    55 CAD

  • Years of study

    4 years

  • PGWP Duration

    3 years

  • Min required GPA

    70 out of 100

DeadLines

START & DEADLINE TERM DEADLINE APPLICATION
Fall-September 01-June-2022 01-June-2022
Winter-January 01-October-2022 01-October-2022

Overview

Bachelor of Arts - French

Explore the French culture and study literature and media to develop skills in oral communication, grammar, and composition.

 

Discovering French: 

French courses at St. Thomas are designed for Anglophone, Francophone, and bilingual students of various proficiency levels. 

The Department of Romance Languages offers majors and honours programs in French, and faculty members from the department work closely with majors and honours candidates in planning programs that are appropriate to their interests and abilities.
You'll find courses aimed at helping you perfect your reading, listening, speaking and writing skills as well as a wide range of courses in French, Québécois, and Acadian literatures. 

Due to its association with Francophone worlds, all having immeasurable intellectual and artistic impacts on the development of Western culture and humanism, the Romance Languages Department has a pivotal role to play in a liberal arts curriculum.

 

Critical and Transferable Skills:

St. Thomas University's department seeks to foster global citizens by exposing students to the diversity of Francophone worlds via the study of literature, cultural media, cinema, and art. 

The strong focus that our programs place on the acquisition of advanced and superior levels of second-language literacy development results in an increased awareness of the crucial role communication skills—oral and written—play in developing and expressing complex ideas and arguments.

French courses offer a rigorous program in oral communication, grammar, composition, translation, literature, and cultural studies.
Students may choose to complement their language studies at St. Thomas with programs offered in Québec or France.

Most importantly, students are made acutely aware of issues and questions that challenge humanity in different global cultures and regions.

Students become less ethnocentric, more tolerant and gain an appreciation of alternate sociocultural practices, attitudes, and beliefs.

 

You Might Be Interested in Studying French if...

  • You want to improve your level of proficiency or become bilingual
  • You want to learn about a different culture

Smart Cost Estimator

Count of person
Accommodation

$28,248

Total costs

yearly

$6,912

Cost of living

1 person

$4,128

Accommodation

1 bed room

$17,208

Tuition

1 person

Academic Requirements

The Bachelor of Arts program is open to high school applicants, transfer applicants, returning students, and adult learners.

Students wishing to enter the Minor, Major, or Honours Program in French at St. Thomas University must have completed grade 12 French (or the equivalent) with an average of at least 75%.

 

Students with less than a 75% average on grade 12 French (or with French completed to the level of grade 11) and who wish to upgrade their knowledge of French to a level where they can be considered for a Major in French at St. Thomas University are encouraged to:

  1. take intersession and/or summer session courses in French,
  2. take a summer course in a French-speaking area (for which government bursaries are available).

 

These options are designed to bring the students’ knowledge of French to the required level for a Major in the shortest possible time.

 

General requirement:

  • High school graduation
  • Minimum average of 70% on five successfully completed Grade 12 academic courses including Grade 12 academic English (or French for applicants from Francophone schools)
  • Four Grade 12 academic electives from the list below

 

China (PRC)

Senior High School Graduation Examination and Chinese National University Entrance Examinations.

India

An average of "satisfactory" 70% on five academic courses on the India Senior School Certificate awarded by Central Board of Secondary Education/Indian School Certificate (awarded by Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations - CISCE).

Year 12 State Board Exams with excellent results will also be considered individually.

Iran

High School Diploma and Pre-university Year Certificate.

Required documents

  • Academic/Official Transcripts
  • Language Proficiency (If Applicable)
  • Passport or Visa Documents
  • Letter of intent (For Honours Program)
  • Writing sample (For Honours Program)

Language Requirements

GRE
GMAT

IELTS

6.5
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listening
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writing
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speaking
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reading

TOEFL

89
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listening
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writing
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speaking
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reading

PTE

61
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listening
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writing
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speaking
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reading

Cambridge

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listening
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writing
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speaking
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reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

Duolingo English Test (DET): Minimum score of 105 

 

Within the Bachelor of Arts, St. Thomas offers a unique English as a Second Language (ESL) programme for students whose level of English proficiency is not high enough to pursue regular studies at an English-language university. 

These students are provided the opportunity to begin university studies for credit while they continue to improve their language skills in a planned, individualized programme of study.

To be eligible for this program, students must have:

  • TOEFL 61 - 89
  • IELTS 5.0 - 6.5
  • PTE 50 - 61
  • and the equivalent on other tests.

 

All of the courses students take in the ESL programme carry academic credit.


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