Why choose Études françaises?
Whether you’re an absolute beginner or a francophone, you’re welcome here. You study French at your own pace. We offer a wide variety of language courses and you’re able to choose from academic paths in linguistics, literature or translation.
In language courses, you study and practice the techniques and structures of French. Francophone literature is a vast domain, covering a wide range of countries and spanning many centuries. You’ll learn to analyze literary texts, as well as scholarly materials and research literature, enhancing your ability to read, understand, enjoy and appraise written French.
As North America’s capital of French culture, Montreal is a living lab. You’ll connect with Quebec culture, tradition, history and literature as well as with a diverse French–speaking community from around the world.
Whether you want to work in science, culture or business, advanced training in French is a valuable linguistic asset in Canada, an essential tool for living in Quebec, and a ticket to roam la francophonie.
A Bachelor of Arts degree takes a minimum of three or four years (90-120 credits) of full-time study, depending on your academic background.
- Specialization in études françaises (69 credits)
- Major in études françaises — Langue ou littératures de langue française (45 credits)
- Major in études françaises — Traduction (48 credits)
- Certificate in langue française (30 credits)
- Minor in langue française (24 credits)
- Minor in littératures de langue françaises (24 credits)
Students in the specialization program will study French in one of two groups:
- Group A: students who have completed high school in a language other than French
- Group B: students who have completed high school in French
Related translation option: Read about our professional program in Translation, also offered by Department of Études françaises.
- Two Cegep courses or equivalent in the language to be studied. If these courses have not been available in the Cegep attended, the student may be required to complete them at the university level.
- No specific courses are required beyond a DEC
Minimum Cut-off Averages
(Minimum Cut-off Averages should be used as indicators. Data may change depending on the quality of the application pool.)
- Quebec Cegep (CRC): DEC
- Canadian High Schools: The Faculty of Arts and Science prefers students for these programs to have a 70% average and above, however, based on space availability, students below this average may still be considered. Admission is not guaranteed.
- U.S. High Schools: 2.5
- External Transfers: C
- International Bacc. (IB): 27
- Bacc. Français: 11/20
Make sure you also meet Concordia’s minimum admission requirements.
- Communication écrite/orale
- Le français des affaires I et II
- Le vocabulaire français
- Grammaire fonctionnelle du français
Langue et linguistique françaises :
- Histoire de la langue française au Québec
- Rédaction I et II
- Écriture pour le Web
- Création littéraire I/II
- Questions actuelles en linguistique française
- Cultures populaires
- Le XVIIe siècle : l’univers théâtral
- Littératures africaine et antillaise
- Le Moyen Âge
- Le roman québécois contemporain
Consult the undergraduate calendar for a complete list of current courses.
Because Quebec is a French–speaking province, and Canada is an officially bilingual country, fluency in French is a huge advantage for any career you pursue in Canada. French is also one of the world’s most spoken languages, so our program opens up career opportunities for you around the globe. Our alumni follow many careers paths, including:
- Public relations
- Professional writing