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"Courses in our department open you up to the world”

Vincent Masse loves travel literature. Find out why he thinks a French degree is a voyage of cultural discovery.

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Raymond Mopoho's word power

Dr. Mopoho, one of two full-time linguists in the program, describes the importance of a solid linguistic education in any language.

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"I am going to leave here on a good path”

Third-year student Marni Sandell talks about how studying French helps her at work and at school.

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Tutoring at Le Cercle Français

Dalhousie French undergraduates call Le Cercle their secret weapon. It's a French-language writing centre, open 5 days a week, staffed primarily by native French speakers.

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Program snapshot

Top 7 reasons to study French at Dalhousie:

  1. Size: Largest French program in an anglophone university east of Quebec.
  2. Diversity: Faculty come from francophone regions in Canada, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
  3. Choice: Courses connect you to a global culture and literature of la francophonie.
  4. Small class sizes: Averaging 30 students or less, we create a socially active, tight-knit community.
  5. Travel: Students say our study abroad program in France is life-changing.
  6. Strong linguistics stream: Improves teaching and translation skills.
  7. Career prospects: Fluency in both of Canada’s official languages opens doors in the job market.

What will I learn?

French co-op study group shot

FREN 2002.03 Spoken French's service learning program places you in a francophone work environment.

Study abroad

Study Abroad in Dijon

Immerse yourself in French language and francophone culture: Spend a year in Dijon, France.