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, speakĀ 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

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 open to students who have previously earned a bachelor's at Wayne State or another institution.

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Career outlook


Contact an academic advisor to apply for admission into the certificate program.

Career insights

This tool provides a broad overview of how major selection can lead to careers and is provided without any implied promise of employment. Some careers will require further education, skills, or competencies. Actual salaries may vary significantly between similar employers and could change by graduation, as could employment opportunities and job titles.