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Certificate in
Business French and Translation

This certificate program is designed mainly for individuals working or intending to work in French in a business environment. The program offers a range of specialized and practical courses permitting students to improve their communication and translation skills, thus adding to their professional qualifications and career opportunities.

For detailed certificate and program information, please visit www.ryerson.ca/ce/french.

Academic Coordinator: Dr. Ndeye Ba, ndeye.ba@ryerson.ca

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Admission Criteria

It is recommended that applicants have the following:

Certificate of Proficiency in French from Ryerson or admission by placement assessment and interview.

Undergraduate students wishing to pursue a continuing education certificate program should be aware of possible restrictions; please refer to Curriculum Advising for complete details.

Program Open House

Students who have questions about the admission criteria and/or would like to know more about this certificate are invited to attend a Program Open House. Please see Open House for dates, times, and location.

Certificate Requirements

The successful completion of six single-term credit courses, with a cumulative grade point average of 1.67 or higher, is required for the certificate.

Advanced Placement

Students may be exempted from completing a course from the Elective group, if their level (as determined by placement assessment and interview) is deemed to be more advanced than that required of the Elective courses. Students granted this exemption must complete the five Required Courses, with a cumulative grade point average of 1.67 or higher, in order to obtain the certificate.

Certificate Registration

Students may be registered in only one certificate program at any one time. To allow maximum flexibility in crediting external courses and/or courses previously taken at Ryerson, students should register in the certificate at the beginning of their first course (see also Courses and Programs FAQ). For complete details on the advantages of early registration, registration deadlines, and Transfer Credit restrictions, all students should read Registration in a Certificate Program.

Requirements for Graduation

To graduate, you must successfully complete the published certificate curricula from the year you registered in the certificate. Certificate requirements must be completed within six years from the time you were first admitted into the certificate program. In some circumstances, certificate requirements may change, resulting in courses no longer being available. In such cases, Course Substitutions/Directives may be requested. Also, you must apply on RAMSS to graduate, prior to the appropriate application deadlines (see Important Dates). For complete details, all students should read Graduation.

Recommended Sequence

It is recommended that students complete the Elective requirement before taking the Required Courses. Please refer to the chart below.

Required Courses (select five)

CFRE 502   French:  Communication and Business French
CFRE 507   French:  English-French Translation I
CFRE 602   French:  Business French in Practice
CFRE 607   French:  English-French Translation II
CFRE 707   French:  Introduction to French-English Translation


Electives (select one)

CFRE 510   French:  Effective Writing
CFRE 515   French:  Introduction to Business French
CFRE 610   French:  Cultural Context of Writing
CFRE 706   French:  The Life and Times of the French Language