Why Study French?

One of the two official languages of Canada, French is spoken on every continent by millions of people. A language for diplomacy, business, science and arts, French is more than ever a major asset in a globalized world. It opens doors to a variety of career choices in education, translation, tourism as well as provincial and federal positions of responsibility.    See more


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Teaching Assistant Program in France*

For more information please follow the above link.

The department contact for the program is Dr. Catherine Black. She is available to answer any questions about the program and can be reached via email at cblack@sfu.ca or by telephone at 778-782-8611.

To apply please visit the Canada-USA TAPIF online platform: www.tapif.org

*please read carefully all documentation regarding the application process as some procedures have changed

Recent Faculty Publications


La francophonie de la Colombie-Britannique : mémoire et fiction

Espaces culturels francophones III

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Colonisation, Globalisation et Vitalité du français 

Dr. Cécile Vigouroux



The Dynamic Classroom

Dr. Catherine Black

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