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French studies (BA)

Bachelor of Arts (BA), Certificate (Cert)

Why choose Études françaises (French Studies)?

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 practise 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.

Program Details

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.


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 Traduction (Translation), Specialization in Traduction (69 credits), also offered by Department of études françaises.

  • Certificate in Langue française (30 credits)
    The Certificate in Langue française is intended for beginners and/or people who already have some knowledge of French. In both cases, this program will give individuals the opportunity to achieve a relatively advanced level of communication and expression in French.


Remarques : Concordia est une université anglophone. Sauf indication contraire, les cours s’y donnent en anglais. Le masculin est utilisé pour faciliter la lecture.

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