Do you have an interest in the French language? Immerse yourself in innovative teaching techniques such as interactive language classes, online courses, and mass and social media to bring your French to a professional level. Whether you are pursuing a degree in French or taking just a few courses in language, linguistics, literature or culture, studying in the Department of French offers you a range of possibilities.

The Department of French offers  you:

  • A dynamic learning environment with innovative teaching and research in language, linguistics, literature and culture.
  • An academic advisor available in person or online
  • A language laboratory equipped with cutting-edge technologies
  • Language and writing support
  • Teaching assistant programs in Quebec and France
  • The opportunity to participate in immersion programs and access student jobs, volunteer possibilities and co-op placements.

All courses are taught in French.

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Last updated January 31, 2023


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Got questions? Contact Hélène Pouliot, Undergraduate Advisor in the Department of French.

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French alumni are working around the world. Some of their chosen fields include, but are not limited to:

  • Communications
  • IT and multimedia
  • Consulting firms
  • Small business
  • International trade specialist or diplomat
  • Government policy analyst
  • Researcher with the Public Service of Canada
  • Law enforcement and legal counsel
  • Multinational organizations
  • Language/FSL teacher
  • Public administrator
  • Foreign service worker
  • Immigration officer
  • International development agencies
  • Education and academia

“I really enjoyed the variety of my French courses and the way that the French literature, grammar, history, linguistics, oral language courses all inter-connected together so well—I was always applying things that I learned in one course to another. As a long-time Francophile, I was thrilled to be exposed to so many diverse aspects of French language and culture in such an in-depth and engaging way.”

Lisa Birrell

2020 Graduating Class | French Major

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