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Organizations and Activities


Throughout the year, the French Department organizes and sponsors many special lectures and conferences, as well as cultural and social activities. They are advertised on the Department website on the EVENTS tab.

EFUT (French Club) -

The EFUT organizes and sponsors a variety of social and cultural activities, including a conversation group French Parleur, giving students an opportunity to use French in a relaxed ambiance.


The French Association (FAUT) is a cultural and social club open to all Francophones and Francophiles regardless of their level in French. Our goal is to create strong ties between Anglophones and Francophones by providing an inclusive and convivial space where cultural and linguistic exchanges happen! Join us for our monthtly events: Café & Croissants, Movie Nights, Debates, Clubnights, Pubnights, etc...  Contact us at or find us on facebook at:


French Course Union elects student representatives to the General Meetings of the Department, as well as to certain of its standing committees. It also coordinates course evaluations and organizes social, cultural and academic activities. Information about the French Course Union may be obtained through ASSU, Room 1068, Sidney Smith Hall, 100 St. George Street (416-978‑4903).


Students will find at the Koffler Student Services Centre a large variety of services and programs, which aim to build the confidence and skills necessary for students to succeed in their personal, academic and professional lives.  Student Services offers support and counselling in the areas of career development, housing, learning skills, health, personal development and family. The Centre is located at 214 College Street. The various services are described with telephone numbers and web addresses at


The Department organizes a weekly conversation group held during the Fall and Winter terms in the Kelly Cafe at the John Kelly Library, St. Michael's College and New College.  Consult the Department website: for further details.


Revue Arborescences

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.

History of the Department

165 years of French Studies at the University of Toronto (1853-2018)


Estimant que rien de ce qui touche la langue française ne lui est étranger, la revue électronique Arborescences veut offrir un espace de réflexion sur des questions d’importance en études françaises, relevant aussi bien de la didactique que de la lit