French Language and Culture

UBC Certificate

  • Online, In-Person
  • $3,130 to $3,435

Learning to speak, read and write French opens up career and travel opportunities, and helps you appreciate and understand Francophone cultures.

The UBC Certificate in French Language and Culture is designed to improve your French language skills and prepare you for study, travel or doing business in Canada and throughout the French-speaking world. By the end of the program, you can expect to be able to talk in detail about familiar topics, interact comfortably with native French speakers, read contemporary texts and write clearly on a range of subjects.

  • Format: 100% online or a combination of in-person and online study
  • Duration: A minimum of five courses of nine weeks each, and a final project
  • Cost: $405−$600 per course, approximately $3,130–$3,435 for the program, which includes the non-refundable application fee
  • Apply anytime

Learn French with UBC Extended Learning

Program details

This was my first time back in a learning environment after a very long break and I found it exhilarating. My instructor was incredible and showed her love of the French language and culture in every lesson.

Student, French Intermediate and Advanced

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