The Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute offers a language certification test, which gives students an opportunity to have their abilities in English or French formally recognized. This certificate will be a definite asset when entering the job market.
To take the test, students must first enrol in an online self-study course (FLS 3500 for French as a Second Language and ESL 3100 for English as a Second Language). This self-study course allows students to practice and to perfect their language skills using a variety of resources.
The units associated with ESL 3100 and FLS 3500 are recognized as elective units only within the Bachelor of Commerce programs. ESL 3100 is a program requirement for the Bachelor of Arts program with a major in ESL but does not count as program units. FLS 3500 is a program requirement for the Bachelor of Arts program with a major in FLS and the French Immersion Stream but does not count as program units. No other programs recognize these units as elective units.