Explore the French culture and study literature and media to develop skills in oral communication, grammar, and composition.
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.
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.
The Bachelor of Arts program is open to high school applicants, transfer applicants, returning students, and adult learners.
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:
These options are designed to bring the students’ knowledge of French to the required level for a Major in the shortest possible time.
Senior High School Graduation Examination and Chinese National University Entrance Examinations.
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.
High School Diploma and Pre-university Year Certificate.
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:
All of the courses students take in the ESL programme carry academic credit.
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