Undergraduate Certificate in Conversational and Professional French

The conversational and professional French certificate provides students with concrete conversational experience with native speakers and hones their speaking, reading, writing and listening skills to be able to work within French-speaking environments. These skills are particularly important in Michigan, given its proximity to Canada, where French is an official language used in the domains of commerce, education, administration and other industries.

Learning outcomes

Upon completing the certificate, you'll be able to:

  • Function effectively in French-speaking work and educational environments
  • Interact with native French speakers with ease
  • Read and understand French literature and media

Undergraduate certificate programs are open to Wayne State students who have completed at least 60 credits and have a GPA of 2.5 or above. The program also is open to students who have previously earned a bachelor's at Wayne State or another institution.

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