Watch this 3 minutes video and meet an instructor and a student from the Department of French while admiring our beautiful campus.

Download the B.A. French roadmap

Here’s a 30-minute overview of what you can expect from a major in French at Carleton, and where it can take you in the future! Presented by undergrad supervisor Erik Anonby, department chair Randall Gess, and French major Marta Meljnik.

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 Seminar devoted to Francophone literatures to our advanced written and oral French courses, from a basic introduction to French language to upper-year courses in French sociolinguistics, 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 asked to complete an in-class writing test during the first week of class. Here is a sample of courses regularly offered… come and see for yourself .

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.