King’s projects a minimum 78% final entrance average for Ontario high schools students. Averages are calculated on the top six 4U or 4M credits including English 4U.
College transfer students are required to have a minimum 2.7 GPA on an acceptable one-year certificate (General Arts and Sciences, Pre-Health Science, Human Services Foundation) or completed diploma. College transfer students may earn a maximum of five transfer credit. Individual courses must have a minimum achievement of 60% to be considered for transfer credit.
King’s projects a minimum 65% for admission for students transferring from another Canadian University. A maximum of ten transfer credit may be granted. Individual courses must have a minimum achievement of 60% to be considered for transfer credit.
What French course should I take?
King’s offers a wide range of courses from beginners to advanced levels in language, literature, and translation.
In order to help you correctly choose your French course, we offer the following as a guide:
If you have completed:
- 12U French → French 1910
- 11U French → French 1010
If you have never studied French, or have
- less than 11U French → French 1002
You must contact the French Coordinator for appropriate placement if you have demonstrably higher ability or have done the prerequisite course more than three years ago or if your experience falls outside of the categories above.
French 1910: First-year university French
French 1910 is a first-year university-level French course intended for students who wish to consolidate and to develop their knowledge of the French language. The course is open to students who have Grade 12U high school French or equivalents such as immersion or the course French 1010, or who have permission of the Department of Modern Languages. The course is given entirely in French.
French 1910 covers all aspects of language training systematic grammar review, reading for comprehension, writing and composition, and oral practice. Classroom time is divided between the study of French grammar and practice in oral and written expression based on texts prepared beforehand. Students also spend one hour per week in the computerized language laboratory or in a conversation group where they work with the language teaching assistants from Lille, France.
French 1010: Intermediate French
French 1010 is an intermediate French course intended for students who have completed
French 1002 or grade 10 or 11 French at the secondary school level. Students who complete French 1010 will have the equivalent of grade 12 French (or the former OAC French), which is the prerequisite for French 1910 (first-year university French).
French 1010 focuses on the development of oral, aural, and writing skills. Classroom time is devoted to the study of French grammar, written exercises, regular readings, and individual and group oral communication in French on various topics relative to life in different Francophone milieux. Students also spend one hour per week in the computerized language laboratory or in a conversation group where they work with the language teaching assistants from Lille, France.
French 1002: Intensive Beginners’ French
French 1002 is a course intended for students who have little or no knowledge of French. Students who complete French 1002 will have a level of competency approximately equivalent to the level of mid-secondary school.
French 1002 focuses on the development of basic oral, aural, and writing skills. Classroom time is devoted to a variety of activities including readings, the study of grammatical construction, and discussion in French on a variety of topics such as the family, daily activities, personality and physical description, employment, food, drink, travel, etc. Students also spend one hour per week in the computerized language laboratory or in a conversation group where they work with the language teaching assistants from Lille, France.