Welcome to the Department of French Studies!

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.

Every three years, the DFS hosts a French Contest for high school students from the Toronto region. The contest offers entrance scholarships to the winners.