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French

You can begin this program at an
off-campus site through a satellite campus or regional partner.

The study of second languages is fundamental for everyone.  With globalization progressing at a rapid speed, communicationg with people from a variety of cultural and linguistic backgrounds will become increasingly important, both in our professional and personal lives.  French is spoken in 57 countries, and on five continents and it's one of Canada's official languages


Program Options

Bachelor of Arts - French

  • B.A. Four-year
  • B.A. Three-year
  • B.A. Honours
  • Double Honours
  • Minor
  • Recognition

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What is French?

French is spoken in 57 countries, and on five continents. It is the first language of nearly 136 million people, and the second language of 61 million. In addition to being one of Canada's official languages, French is also one of the official languages of the United Nations, the European Union, UNESCO, NATO, the Red Cross, the Olympic Games … and the unofficial language of love. It’s no wonder another 90 million people are choosing to learn French right now.

French: Is it for you?

  • The University of Saskatchewan French programs offer a great deal of flexibility through diverse course offerings of international, national and provincial importance. Students will study canonical writers and works of historical and global significance as well as francophone writers and works from Saskatchewan and the prairies. Whether students are considering a major or simply a rewarding elective, the program is able to accommodate every level, and build upon existing knowledge of the language.
  • Because class sizes are smaller than in other first year courses, and a second-language provides the ultimate level playing field, students become part of a close-knit community in the Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies Department. Not only do the professors know their students by name, but they are also able to offer personal interaction both in class and in the francophone community at large.
  • All our French professors are involved in the Fransaskois community, and enhance their classes with trips to French movies, live theatre, musical events, variety shows, conferences and translation slams.
  • In addition to local opportunities to celebrate French and francophone culture, students are encouraged to participate in any one of many study and work abroad programs, including Explore, the federally-funded five-week French Immersion program in Québec and other provinces.

Sample Classes

  • FREN 230: Introduction to French Canadian Literature
    An introduction to the literature of 20th-century French Canada. A study of the main literary genres; short story, novel, plays, poetry and poetic prose; in their relationship to everyday life.
  • FREN 345: Theatre in Quebec
    Studies the development of theatre in French Canada with emphasis on the contemporary period.
  • FREN 420: Topics in 20th Century French Literature
    One of the following topics will be studied: The Nouveau-roman; Dada and Surrealism in French literature; the literature of the absurd.

Career Opportunities

  • Bilingual customer support officer
  • Cultural events coordinator
  • English as a Second Language teacher
  • Foreign service officer
  • Immigration officer
  • International relations consultant
  • International student advisor
  • Librarian
  • Researcher
  • Tour guide
  • Translator
  • Travel agent

Skill Sets Gained

  • Communication skills: written and/or oral
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Critical and analytical thinking
  • Teamwork/Interpersonal skills 

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