French Extended Minor

Career Prospects

If you are completing an Extended Minor in French in addition to a major or extended minor in another program, you may be eligible for entrance into teacher training programs, including UFV's Teacher Education Program (TEP). You may also be eligible for jobs in federal civil service in positions that require knowledge of both official languages, and in numerous other fields, including the tourism and hospitality industries.  

Placement Information

For those entering UFV with no French or with Highschool French:
French Placement Flow Chart

For those entering UFV with French Immersion or Native/Near-Native Competency:
French Immersion Flow Chart

Because of varying achievement levels, students may be requested to take a placement test to indicate the French course in which they have the best chance of success.

Program Structure


The requirements of the Extended Minor in French are designed to be met within a four-year Baccalaureate program. The French Extended Minor provides 38 credits towards the 120 credits required for a UFV Bachelor of Arts degree. For more information on the Bachelor of Arts program requirements, please see the UFV Academic Calendar.


Students who have been admitted to the Bachelor of Arts program may formally declare majors, extended minors, or minors only after they have completed at least 30 credits in the program with a minimum of a 2.0 CGPA on all credits attempted, provided that they have also met the declaration requirements of the subject discipline. Students must declare at least one major or two extended minors by the time they have completed 60 university-level credits. Formal declaration is completed by appointment with an Arts Advisor in the Arts Advice Centre


Lower Level Requirements (18 credits)

Course Title                                                                                 Credits

FREN 215
or FREN 230

Intermediate French I
Intermediate French for French Immersion Students
FREN 216 Intermediate French II 3
FREN 219 Intermediate French Composition 3
FREN 225 Francophone Language and Culture via the Media 3
FREN 242 Intermediate Oral Communication 3
FREN 245 Cultures of the Francophone World 3

Upper Level Requirements (20 credits)

Course         Title                                                                                 Credits
FREN 319 Advanced French Composition 4
Four of:    
FREN 315 Introduction to Francophone Literature 4
FREN 325 Phonetics and Pronunciation: The Silky Sounds of French 4
FREN 330 Introductory French Linguistics 4
FREN 342 Advanced French Oral Communication 4
FREN 345 Cinéma français et québécois depuis 1950 4
FREN 415 Myths, Legends, and Tales in Francophone Literatures 4
FREN 420 French Translation and Comparative Stylistics 4
FREN 430 Introduction to French Linguistics  4

Note: A minimum grade of C+ (2.33) in French 219, as well as a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.33 in all other courses applicable to the extended minor, is required for graduation with an extended minor in French.

Need More Info?

For French course descriptions, please see the UFV Academic Calendar. For more information regarding the Extended Minor, please contact the Modern Languages department assistant at 604-557-4035 or via email at

Useful Links 

Introduction a la linguistique francaise (used for French 330)
Alliance Francaise Vancouver
Office quebecois de la langue francaise - Le grand dictionnaire: terminologique
Foreign Language Assistants in France
Parliament of Canada - Parliamentary Guide Program  
Study in France 
Embassy of Belgium in Ottawa - French as a Second Language
Explore Program: Get university credits while studying in Quebec

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