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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.
Schedule for linguistic support for fcp students:
Offered from September 21 to December 2 for the Fall 2021 term.
- Tuesday from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm in the Student Lounge* / via Zoom
*in person Sept. 21 & 28, Oct. 12 & 26. and Nov. 9 & 23
- Wednesday and Thursday from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm via Zoom
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: 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
The portal provides free access to tools to improve your knowledge of French and English.