Department of French

French opens doors!

Get ready to discover countless career opportunities reserved for those who speak both of Canada’s official languages.

French at SFU also means culture. Through a wide array of French language, literature and linguistic courses, you will broaden your horizons and discover the Francophone world like you’ve never seen it before. You will not only perfect your language and analytical skills but also develop your cultural knowledge. We believe in theory and hands-on experience. Our programs encourage you to engage with the local community, as well as with Canadian and international universities. Small class sizes combined with teaching that caters to your specific needs and goals means that, as a bilingual graduate, you will have what it takes to enter the job market here or abroad.

By studying in the Department of French, you will have access to bursaries for studies in French. You can also participate in many aspects of student life in French by subscribing to the monthly newsletter, “Vie étudiante, published by the Office of Francophone and Francophile Affairs (OFFA).

Degree options:

  • Major or Major with Honours
  • Extended Minor
  • Language Minor (for beginners)


Enhance your degree with French:

  • French Language Proficiency Certificate
  • French and Education Certificate or Post-Baccalaureate Diploma
  • Joint Major with another department

Check the Department of French website for all the details.