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Frequently Asked Questions

Check out the list of Important Dates for Students.

Program Concentrations:

How many credits do I need for a concentration in French?

Please see the Faculty of Arts and Science Calendar for a complete list of possible courses.

  • Major: Consists of 60.0 units and 54.0 elective units to total 114.0
  • Medial: Consists of 42.0 units in each of two concentrations, one of which must be in the humanities, social sciences or languages. 6.0 or 12.0 supporting units may also be required and 18.0 or 24.0 elective units to total 114.0)
  • Minor: Consists of 30.0 units and 60.0 elective units to total 90.0

Do conversational courses count towards a Minor, Medial, or Major?

Only the 2 (most advanced) courses of the 5 conversational courses count towards our program concentrations. There are 5 conversational courses in total: FREN P16, P17, 118, 219, 320. The French Minor concentration counts FREN 219 and FREN 320, and the French Medial and Major only count FREN 320 towards their concentration.

New Grading System (Letter-grade)

First-year placement test:

To retain your place in the course for which you have or would like to register, you are required to take a placement test. This will ensure that you are registered in the appropriate French course.  Please note that you will  be required to show proof of having taken the test on the first day of classes. To do so, click on the following link:

Once you are on the Moodle page,

  • Login with your NetID and password.
  • When you are logged in, search for “French Placement” in the “Search courses” search box at the bottom of the page. Do not use the search box in the blue Queen’s navigation bar at the top of the page.
  • Click on “French Placement”.
  • Click on the “Enrol me” button.
  • You will now be able to take the test by clicking on “French Placement Test”.

This test has an audio component. To hear this component, Adobe Flash Player is required. Please ensure that your computer volume is not muted.

This test has 107 questions. 100 of these will be marked. 7 of these are examples and will not be marked. You have 1 hour and 1 attempt to complete the test. To have enough time to complete the test, it is important that you pace yourself accordingly. Once your hour is up, there will be no opportunity to revise or redo a question or part of the test.

* Never press on the button "Unenrol me from" the French Placement, because you will not be allowed to redo the test.

You may complete the test at any time at your convenience. However, doing the test as soon as possible will help ensure that you are registered in the appropriate course.

To finish the test: After clicking “Next” on the last question of the test, scroll down and click “Submit all and finish”. This will take you to a page that will have your name, your overall score (out of 100), and your overall feedback (See Advisor, FREN-P11, FREN-P12, FREN-100, FREN-110, FREN-110 or Year 2). You are required to print this page and present it to your instructor on the first day of classes. Providing this page will ensure that you are registered in the appropriate class.

If you have taken this test before registering for any French course, register for the course that the feedback recommends. Please note, “See Advisor” means to contact the Department of French Studies.

If you have taken this test after registering for a French course, and the course you have registered for is the same as the feedback has provided, stay registered in this course.

If you have taken this test after registering for a French course, and the test provides you with feedback that is different from the course for which you have already registered, drop the course you are in, and add the course from the feedback of your placement test. 

See the Orientation Week website(provided by the Arts and Science Undergraduate Society (ASUS))

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