Department of French

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Engage in critical conversations

Our students have opportunities to engage in critical conversations with subject matter experts, such as this discussion about literature and culture between Dr. Hérique and one of his students.

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Gain the skills you need to succeed in the workplace

Whether you choose to do an undergraduate degree, graduate degree or certificate, your studies and experiences in French will give you the skills that are portable to almost any career.

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Diverse areas of research

From marriage in early modern France to Computer-assisted language learning, our faculty members specialize in a diverse range of research areas.

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French beyond the classroom

Your education doesn't end in the classroom. We offer a field school in Paris, a 5-week summer language program in Québec, exchange opportunities, and a co-operative education program.

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French at UVic

French is spoken by more than 250 million people around the world. Don't get left out of the conversation.

Ready to translate your skills into French?

At the University of Victoria, you can specialize in French no matter what your background. Whether you are a beginner or are already fluent in the language, you will find a niche in our department that will allow you to specialize in French with an undergraduate or graduate degree.

Your opportunities are limitless...

Your degree in French could take your career to places you've never dreamed of. Here is just one of the many testimonies from our graduates:

I followed my BA with an LLB from UVic in 1982; I have worked for the Province of BC as a prosecutor since 1989 and have been a member of the bilingual prosecution team since 1991; French has been a major component of my career.

Pinder Cheema, BA 1975