French Language Support

Meet the challenge of studying in both official languages

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?

At the Office of Francophone and Francophile Affairs, we understand that it may seem daunting to study at university in a second or even third language; this is why our team has put in place several language support services to ensure your success.

For the French Cohort Program in Public and International Affairs

Do you have a big assignment to submit for one of your courses and need to focus on the content (and not on potential French mistakes)? Take advantage of language support sessions to have your work reviewed so that you can understand your mistakes and improve your French. Contact us to find out more:

The SFU Library also has a section of resources in French specifically for the French Cohort Program. Don't hesitate to consult this guide for your research and assignments, including citing guides: Ressources en science politique et histoire.

Graduate Diploma, Master's and Doctoral Degree Programs in Education

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. This person works individually with students to improve written French through on-campus meetings or web conferencing. It is not a document editing service, but rather an interactive effort that enables progress over time. Contact us for more details:

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.

SFU Library:
The SFU library offers various resources and services in French. Feel free to use them, as they are free and available to all students.

External resources:

Language Portal of Canada

The portal provides free access to tools to improve your knowledge of French and English.