Components of French Competency Entrance Test
The competency test will test the applicant's knowledge of, and familiarity with, the following elements:
- Partitive articles
- Infinitive constructions, present and past infinitives
- Idiomatic expressions
- Relative pronouns
- Past participle agreements with preceding direct object
- Adjectives and adverbs
- Subjunctive expressions, present subjunctive verbs
- Verbs after qui / que
- Imperative constructions
- All indicative verb tenses, including "être", "avoir", auxiliary, reflexives
- Translation from English to French of common expressions
- Gender of typical nouns
A short composition on a given topic.
A reading comprehension text, followed by oral comprehension questions.
Prerequisites to be certified to teach French
In order to teach French as a Second Language at the P/J level, a teacher requires an Additional Qualification in French. Successful completion of the P/J French as a Second Language elective course (EDPE 5053) meets this requirement.
At the J/I level, a teacher requires FSL to be listed as a subject specialty teachable. Tyndale offers a course entitled French as a Second Language (Intermediate Teachable), which will fulfill the criteria for J/I candidates. It ought to be noted that this course is not a course on how to speak French. It is a course on how to teach French as a Second Language. Therefore, to be eligible to take the course, Teacher Candidates must write a French Language competency test after the program begins in July (see next FAQ for details), and, if registered in the J/I track, have successfully completed at least two full French courses (12 credit hours) at the post-secondary level.