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French is the official language in 29 countries and is spoken by some 274 million people, of which 76 million are native speakers. The number of French speakers is expected to grow sharply, with population growth in Africa. French is a Romance language (derived from Latin) and shares its origins with Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. It has a long history as an international language of literature and scientific standards, and is a primary or second language of many international organisations including the UN, the EU, NATO and the WTO. Proficiency in French is essential for anyone considering a career in any international organisation. In 2011, French was ranked the third most useful language for business, after English and Mandarin. Speaking French will give you access to business opportunities in countries in Europe, Africa and North America.

French modules for 2023/24 are offered at Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced levels.

They can be taken for credit or not-for-credit. Modules with 44 taught classroom hours are worth 15 credits, those with 88 taught classroom hours are worth 30 credits. Check your level or take a diagnostic test.

Registration for year-long modules is now closed, but a small range of modules is offered for Semester 2 (January - April 2024) - please see below. These are intensive modules (two sessions @ 2 hours a week), which can be taken for credit or not for credit. You can register here. The full range of modules will be offered again from September 2024.

All language modules are taught in-person, on the Mile End campus. The modules for semester 2 of 2023-24 are listed below. 

To help with your application, you can use this form to find the right module code. You will then need to follow the instructions on the form to submit your application.

 French Language and Culture 1a (two sessions per week, semester 2 only)

  • Module Code: LAN4013 (credit) / LAN4018 (non-credit)
  • Level: Beginner
  • Schedule: 11 weeks (22nd January – 12th April 2024)
  • Hours: 44 classroom hours plus 106 hours independent study
  • Class times: Tue 2-4 pm (Bancroft Language Lab 2) AND Thu 12-2 pm (Graduate Centre 604)

 French Language and Culture 1b (two sessions per week, semester 2 only)

  • Module Code: LAN4012 (credit) / LAN4017 (non-credit)
  • Level: Elementary
  • Schedule: 11 weeks (22nd January – 12th April 2024)
  • Hours: 44 classroom hours plus 106 hours independent study
  • Class times: Group A: Mon 11-1 pm (Language Lab 3: Bancroft 1.22A) AND Wed 11-1 pm (Bancroft 1.01); Group B: Mon 9-11 (Bancroft 3.21) AND Wed 4-6 pm (Bancroft Language Lab 1)

 French Language and Culture 2b (two sessions per week, semester 2 only)

  • Module Code: LAN5012 (credit) / LAN5017 (non-credit)
  • Level: Upper Intermediate
  • Schedule: 11 weeks (22nd January – 12th April 2024)
  • Hours: 44 classroom hours plus 106 hours independent study
  • Class times: Wed 9-11am (Language Lab 1) AND Thu 10-12pm (Bancroft 3.20)

 French Language and Culture 3b (two sessions per week, semester 2 only)

  • Module Code: LAN6012 (credit) / LAN6017 (non-credit)
  • Level: Advanced Plus
  • Schedule: 11 weeks (22nd January – 12th April 2024)
  • Hours: 44 classroom hours plus 106 hours independent study
  • Class times: Mon 12-2 pm (Graduate Centre 102) AND Fri 11-1 pm (iQ East Court 1.02)

Please note that in some cases there may be changes to days/times or venue prior to the start of teaching. Any changes will be updated on this website.

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