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French Language Support
Did you know that the majority of students who choose a program in French at SFU have English or another language as their mother tongue?
We understand that it may seem daunting to study at university in a second or even third language; this is why OFFA and the Department of French have put in place several language support services to ensure your success.
Students enrolled in a graduate program in French at SFU's Faculty of Education have access, throughout their studies, to someone dedicated to supporting academic writing in French. It is not a document editing service, but rather an interactive effort that enables progress over time. For more details, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Other resources available to everyone
Student Lounge at OFFA:
In the student lounge at OFFA, there are two computers with French grammar correction and writing assistance software: Antidote. Take advantage of this tool before you submit your work.
The SFU Bennett Library has a large selection of French material and a dedicated librarian to help you find resources, as well as the Student Learning Commons offering various workshops.
- Librarian and resources
Liaison librarian for French programs and links to new books and resources in French
- “Improve your French!” section
Directory of associations, materials and resources to improve your French
- Student Learning Commons
Workshops on academic writing in French
- Resources in French
Quick links, books and journal articles, online dictionaries
- Citing and writing in French
Guide to plagiarism, citation management tools and writing guides
Language Portal of Canada
ENHANCE LANGUAGE LEARNING IN AND OUT OF THE CLASSROOM WITH MAURIL
Mauril is an innovative and free digital language learning platform available to anyone living in Canada who wishes to improve their French or English oral comprehension skills and boost their communication confidence! Mauril can be easily incorporated into your lesson plan as an in-class activity or it can be used by your students at home or on-the-go. Developed by CBC/Radio-Canada and endorsed by the Government of Canada, the app leverages an extensive collection of stimulating and engaging content curated by pedagogical experts. Students will watch and listen to clips, answer questions, try real-world language challenges, and progress through each level at their own pace. What’s more, they will be exposed to words, expressions and accents heard across the country, highlighting Canada’s diverse cultural landscape and promoting a deeper connection to local communities. By seamlessly integrating language learning into everyday life, Mauril aims to elevate oral comprehension skills and facilitate the practical application of language knowledge.