Watch this 3 minutes video and meet an instructor and a student from the Department of French while admiring our beautiful campus. Carleton University’s French program provides students with a tight knit community of French learners at all levels. Wherever you want to go with French, our program will help you get there!
Meet Your Professors

Dans cette vidéo, de la série FASS « Meet Your Professors », notre professeure Catherine Khordoc parle de son cours sur l’écriture migrante au Québec et les façons dont la littérature québécoise provoque chez nos étudiant.e.s une réflexion profonde et critique sur le monde que nous habitons.

Download the B.A. French roadmap

You may decide…

How to apply…

For admission to the French program, you must have the Ontario Secondary School Diploma  (OSSD) or equivalent including a minimum of  six 4 U/M courses. Your six 4 U/M courses must include 4U English (or Anglais). It is Carleton University policy to consider your best performance in any eligible course in the admissions assessment. Since the number of qualified applicants may be greater than the number of available spaces, cut-off averages and required marks may vary. Please refer to our website  for the current admission requirements.

Courses that are right for you…

From our first-year course, French in the classroom and beyond to our advanced written and oral French courses, from a basic introduction to French language to upper-year courses in French linguistics, students interested in taking French courses can find the right course, no matter what their level of French may be.  Our web-based placement test ensures that they are enrolling in the appropriate course. To further ensure proper placement, students enrolled in language courses are also evaluated by the instructors during the first week of class. Here is a sample of courses regularly offered… come and see for yourself!

  • FREN 1050 French in the classroom and beyond
  • FREN 2202 Introduction aux études littéraires
  • FREN 3414 Sociolinguistique du français
  • FREN 4301 Experiential learning: Séminaire d’été à Québec

Interested in teacher’s college…

An agreement between the Department of French and Nipissing University facilitates admission to their French as a second language teaching specialization. For more information click here.

Living in French in the Nation’s Capital

In Ottawa, French is everywhere. In the streets and on the news, at the movies and on the stage, on campus and on the Hill. French in Ottawa is definitely not just a subject for the classroom.