Welcome to the Department of French Studies!

Throughout  the COVID-19 pandemic, York University has remained focused on the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff . Therefore, with the exception of required services on campus, services have been delivered remotely. Since March 18, 2020 the Department of French Studies staff has been working remotely. Our hours of operation are Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm (3:30pm on Fridays during the Summer months) . Although face-to-face meetings are not possible, the DFS staff is committed to supporting you and answering all questions you may have via email. Please do not hesitate to contact us at lapsfren@yorku.ca

Drop-In and In-Person Advising have been suspended. Advising will be provided online until further notice. If you are a FR major seeking academic advice, please email frenud@yorku.ca to book an advising appointment (via Zoom). Details of your virtual advising appointment will be communicated to you via email.

Please remember to keep checking your emails and the University Coronavirus Information and Update website for information and announcements.

The Department of French Studies (DFS) on the Keele Campus offers a comprehensive undergraduate program (BA) with an interdisciplinary approach to the study of language, linguistics and literature. The Graduate Program (M.A. and Ph. D.) in Francophone Studies features two streams: literature and linguistics.

The DFS also offers students:

  • An exchange program with the Université Michel de Montaigne in Bordeaux (France);
  • Certificates of Language Proficiency in French;
  • The Multimedia Language Centre (MLC) with access to a wide range of resources: interactive language-learning exercises; voice recording software; French language proofing tools; a multimedia French language encyclopedia;
  • Extracurricular activities in French including cultural events, learning support, career workshops and seminars, which allow students to use French in a non-academic environment and prepare, as well, for the working world.