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Concurrent Education Students - Equivalency for Oral French Course Requirement 


Queen's Concurrent Education teacher candidates are required to complete the equivalent of 6.0 units in oral French course at the 100-level or above in order to fulfill the teaching subject preparation requirements for French as a first or second teaching subject. FREN 219 (3.0 units), FREN 320 (3.0 units) and FREN 499 at Queen's have been approved by the Education Registrar's Office to count toward satisfying this requirement.

French - Second Language : Teaching subjects (see "French as a Second Language")

For more information, please contact:

Education Registrar's Office, Faculty of Education
Main Phone 613-533-6205 | Fax 613 533 6203
Office Hours 8:30am to Noon and 1:00pm to 4:30pm
Duncan McArthur Hall, Room A112
511 Union St., Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario K7M 5R7

Requests for equivalencies for this requirement will be determined on a case by case basis at the Faculty of Education.

The Department of French and the Faculty of Education will use the following process in order provide clear advising to Queen's Concurrent Education teacher candidates seeking exemption or equivalencies for the oral communication French course requirement for the Concurrent Education Program.

  1. The French Department will conduct an oral communications assessment with the teacher candidate to determine if an equivalency will appear on the teacher candidate's Queen's Transcript for FREN 219 and/or FREN 320 or if an exemption will be granted by the French Department for FREN 219 and/or FREN 320.
  2. The French Department will send the Concurrent Education Assistant in the Education Registrar's Office an email outlining that a French oral communications assessment was conducted by the French Department, the reasons the course exemption was granted for FREN 219 and/or FREN 320, and identifies the French course exemption granted to the teacher candidate.
  3. The Education Registrar's Office will review this information.
  4. The Concurrent Education Assistant will email the teacher candidate and outline any equivalencies granted by the Education Registrar's Office for the oral communications French course requirement for the Queen's Concurrent Education Program. In this email, the Concurrent Education Assistant will advise the teacher candidate of any outstanding French course requirements which must be completed by the student in order to satisfy the French as a teaching subject course preparation requirements.

Upon completion of a one year (two term) exchange at a French speaking university, students are provided an exemption for FREN 320. In this case, the French department will verify successful completion of a one year exchange and exemption for FREN 320 using the process outlined above.

If a Concurrent Education teacher candidate contacts the Concurrent Education Assistant seeking an exemption for FREN 219/FREN 320, the Concurrent Education Assistant will direct the student to have an oral French communications assessment completed by the French Department at Queen's. The above process will be followed.