The main areas of research and teaching expertise of the Department of French

Francophone World: from the local to the global; francophonie

  • Africa
  • France, Europe
  • North America

French as a Second and official Language in a Minority Context

  • Linguistic Structure of the French language
  • Language Teaching and Learning
  • Second Language Acquisition (French)
  • Language and Identity; French Varieties

Multidisciplinary approaches to French language, French and Francophone Literatures and Cultures

  • Medievalism, 17th Century French Literature, 20th Century French Literature, Contemporary French Literature; Culture, History and Politics in these periods
  • French and Francophone Sociolinguistics and Cultures
  • French and Francophone Cinema and Theatre
  • French and Francophone Political and Linguistic History
  • Francophone World Literature