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French is one of Canada’s two official languages but only 22 per cent of Canadians speak it. French is essential in many areas of professional employment throughout Canada. Learn a language that gives you an automatic advantage in the competitive Canadian workforce and can be put to use all over the world.

What Is The Study of French?

French focuses on the development of critical, creative and communicative skills, enabling students better to understand and interact with the world around them.

Now more than ever, the most important skill for any educated person is advanced literacy. Not just the ability to read, but to read critically, to analyze and to question. Studies of languages and literatures give you the thinking skills that help you understand the various texts you encounter every day.

Why Study French At CBU?

A program aimed at advancing your French, no matter what your level.

  • At CBU, students taking French have the unique opportunity to deepen their knowledge of Acadian and other French Canadian cultures, as well as to become acquainted with various French-speaking cultures.
  • French is one of Canada’s official languages, which makes students more adaptable and competitive in the Canadian and global job market.
  • Our faculty is made up of dedicated instructors, who also maintain active research programs, all of which keeps language-based courses in English, French and Drama competitive and up-to-date.
  • We know the the study of French language comes in stages. In order to compensate for different levels among students, steps are taken to implement individualized instruction:
    • All new students are evaluated to assist them in selecting the appropriate course
    • In the first two years, courses are designed to improve listening and speaking skills
    • Third year courses are also offered in the fields of literature and linguistics
    • Advanced students can enrol in courses that enhance their knowledge of Francophone cultures.

Possible Career Paths

  • Education
  • Translation
  • Public Administration
  • Writing & Editing
  • Journalism
  • Foreign Service

Talk to your Academic Advisor about how to pair French with a post-graduate program for the career you want.

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