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Award winning students


We take pride in the achievements of our students. Congratulations to all of this year’s award receipients.


Cercle français

Le Cercle Français

Take advantage of free tutoring. Staffed primarily by native French speakers, this valuable resource is available to all undergraduate students studying French.


Dijon study abroad program

Discover the French-speaking world

Enjoy an exciting year of study abroad at the Université de Bourgogne in Dijon, France. This program is open to all students.


French at Dalhousie

Your classroom to the world

Literature, language, culture, linguistics and more. Our dedicated faculty offer a wide range of expertise.



Celebrating our alumni

Convocation - May 2015


About the Department of French

About the Department of French

The department offers a wide range of classes in French language, literature,  culture, and linguistics. We provide faculty expertise and resources at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

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Our Programs

Our Programs

Our programs offer a strong linguistics component and a broad choice of language, cultural, and literary courses. We are also the only university in Atlantic Canada to offer degrees in French up to the doctoral level.

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Our Publications

Our Publications

The department is home to a number of scholarly journals and publications including Dalhousie French Studies, Belphégor, and Initiales.

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Study Abroad

Study Abroad Programs

Take part in an exciting year of study abroad in Dijon, France, and earn up to five full credits while immersing yourself in French language and culture. This program is open to all students. Learn more about our Dijon program.