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Expand your opportunities with a Business French and Translation certificate

According to census data, Canadians who speak both French and English earn more on average than people who only speak one language. You, too, can tap into this extra income by boosting your French and translational skills with The Chang School’s Certificate in Business French and Translation. This certificate can open up a whole world of career opportunities for you and your in-demand business French and business translation skills, whether it’s here in Canada or abroad in other Francophone countries.

This certificate will upgrade your general French language skills, advancing your business vocabulary and empowering you to conduct business in French. You’ll also develop understanding of the cultural differences necessary to thrive in our contemporary multicultural world. Unlike many traditional business-French-only or translation-only programs, our certificate offers a range of specialized and practical translation courses to improve both your French communication and French language translation skills, making you even more sought after in the job market. Whether it’s mastering the differences between English and French writing protocols or learning techniques for creating translations from French to English, we give you all the prep you need for this career path.

You can also get to know more about contemporary French and Francophone culture, along with the evolution of the French language, giving you valuable context to help evolve your skills and set yourself apart in the job market even more.

This translation certificate can be completed in as little as one year, enabling you to explore new career options in a short amount of time.

So, are you ready to start pursuing that extra income? Allons-y!

Who should take this Business French and Translation certificate?

What will you learn while taking the Business French and Translation certificate?

You’ll learn how to:

  • Utilize analytical skills to mitigate financial and political risk when conducting international business transactions
  • Use French in business transactions and communications
  • Build your business French vocabulary
  • Identify the important differences between English and French writing protocol
  • Master English-to-French translation techniques
  • Express the same concepts naturally in French and English
  • Navigate major grammatical structures
  • Understand the differences and parallels between oral and written French
  • Stay current on contemporary French and Francophone culture and the evolution of the French language

Certificate Requirements

  • 5 required courses
  • 1 elective**
  • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 1.67+

**You may be exempted from completing the elective if your level, as determined by placement assessment, is deemed more advanced. If granted advanced placement, you only need to complete the 5 required courses to fulfill the certificate requirements.


Admission Criteria


Before enrolling in your first course, you must complete our online placement assessment. The results of this placement assessment will help determine which course you should enrol in first.

If you’re an undergraduate student, you should be aware of possible certificate restrictions. For complete details, check Curriculum Advising.


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