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Choosing to study French at Acadia is not just about learning a new language. You will also learn about literatures and cultures of French-speaking regions around the world.

A language and a world to explore

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The French program offers you a strong foundation in the French language, its literature and cultural practices. You will explore French-speaking regions around the world. You will discover what makes them unique.

Studying a language at Acadia will help you develop valuable communication skills. The French program is offered as a major, part of a double major, and as a minor for other programs.

Acadia’s small class sizes offer you a personalized education. During your French studies at Acadia, you will be able to interact closely with your classmates and professors. By the time you graduate, you will be able to function fully in a French environment. As French is an official language in Canada, French proficiency will open many career opportunities for you.

First Year at a Glance

First semester

  • FRAN 1213 or 1613
    French 1
  • ENGL 1413
    Writing & Reading Critically 1
    Introductory humanities course
    Introductory social sciences course
  • SCIENCE xx13
    Introductory science course

Second semester

  • FRAN 1223 or 1623
    French 2
  • ENGL 1423
    Writing & Reading Critically 2
    Introductory humanities course
    Introductory social sciences course
  • SCIENCE xx23
    Introductory science course

Future Careers

  • Arts and culture
  • Diplomacy
  • Government
  • Health
  • International business
  • International relations
  • Interpretation
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Social work
  • Teaching
  • Tourism
  • Translation

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