Undergraduate Certificate in Practical French

The practical French certificate is designed to give students the basic skills they need to survive and thrive in a French-speaking country. Whether you're interested in studying, interning or working in a Francophone country, this certificate provides students the foundation they need to succeed.

Learning outcomes

In this program, you'll learn:

  • How to read, write, speak and understand French at a basic level
  • French grammar and vocabulary
  • French culture and customs
  • How to navigate French-speaking countries

The Certificate in Practical French is perfect for students who:

  • Want to study abroad in a Francophone country.
  • Are interested in working in a French-speaking company.
  • Want to learn more about French culture.
  • Need to read French scholarly research.

How to apply

Undergraduate certificate programs are open to Wayne State students who have completed at least 60 credits and have a GPA of 2.0 or above. The program also is available to students who have previously earned a bachelor's at Wayne State or another institution.

Current student

If you're a current Wayne State student, contact your academic advisor to express interest in joining the program. 

Not a current student

If you're a Wayne State alum or have a bachelor's from another accredited institution, apply to Wayne State as a post-bachelor student and select "Undergraduate Certificate in Practical French" as your planned course of study on the second page of the application.

Apply as a post-bachelor applicant

Next steps

Once accepted to Wayne State, a language advisor will contact you with the next steps.

Career insights

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