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French (BA)


Laurier’s French program opens innumerable doors. In a bilingual country that requires people with strong analytical and communicative skills in both French and English, a French degree at Laurier prepares you for life after graduation, while offering you a rich and rewarding student experience.

The opportunities are endless when you’re a French student at Laurier. You’ll study a wide range of subjects, including:

  • The diverse cultures of the French-speaking world;
  • French and francophone literature and film;
  • Advanced writing in French;
  • French-English translation; and
  • French grammar (beginner, intermediate and advanced level).

Program Highlights

  • First-year students living in residence can apply for La Maison Française Residence Learning Community to engage with like-minded peers and faculty outside of class.
  • We offer a French immersion classroom experience.
  • You’ll have opportunities to study abroad.
  • We offer a rich and varied interdisciplinary curriculum, and use innovative approaches to teaching and learning.
  • Check out options to enhance your degree.

Sample Courses

  • Language through Popular Culture
  • A Journey through French Literature
  • Advanced Translation
  • Innovations in French Cinema
  • The Search for Identity


International Baccalaureate Requirements

  • HL or SL English at 3.
  • IB Minimum Score: 26.


Languages students gain a highly marketable skill: multilingualism. Knowing several languages opens the door to innumerable career paths, such as:

  • Canadian and international government positions
  • airline representative
  • bilingual educator
  • conference/meeting interpreter
  • cultural attaché
  • international conference planner
  • judicial interpreter/translator
  • language consultant
  • multicultural relations manager
  • speech pathologist

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