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Welcome to the Department of French. The University of Toronto has offered courses and degrees in French since 1853 — over 150 years! In the 1970s the Department of French of the University of Toronto had over 120 professors and instructors making it the largest Department of its kind in the world. Over the years the Department of French has offered internationally recognized courses and programs of the very highest quality, enabling graduates to find jobs at institutions in Canada, North America, and Asia.
French Studies at the University of Toronto provide varied and flexible approaches to one of the world’s major international languages and the diversity of cultures expressed in it.
The Undergraduate courses offered by the Department of French fall into five main categories: Linguistics, Literature, French as a Second Language, French Culture, and Second Language Learning. Through modular programming, students enjoy the freedom to concentrate or diversify their interests in these areas. The skills and knowledge acquire will lay the groundwork for careers in teaching, journalism, translation, publishing, human resources, travel and government service, as well as research in a variety of fields.
The French Department does not permit auditing of courses. It is impossible to switch language course sections during the academic year.
Considérant que rien de ce qui touche la langue française ne lui est étranger, la revue Arborescences se veut un espace de réflexion sur les enjeux actuels des études françaises aussi bien en littérature, en linguistique qu’en didactique.
French Studies at the University of Toronto 1853-1993