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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.


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.


"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.


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.


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.