Current Undergraduate Students

Find information below on courses, your degree, and other opportunities that the French Department offers to undergrads.


Getting Started

What course should you take in your First Year or as an elective if you're interested in French Studies?

More on first year courses

The Four Year Plan

Are you on track to complete your course requirements in French Studies based on your chosen degree plan?
Consult the degree roadmap for a suggested strategy.

Degree Roadmap

Travelling Abroad

Study Abroad / Exchange

Interested in taking French courses abroad or on exchange in Canada?
See what you'll need to apply.

  Discover exchange opportunities

Concurrent Education and Teaching French


FREN 499 provides students with the opportunity to practice teaching French as they lead the FREN 150 language tutorials. 

   Learn more about FREN 499

Work and Study


Here you will find more information on opportunities the French Department offers interested students to assist faculty.

  Explore Work Opportunities

Certificate in French Studies


Want to learn french, but can't make it part of your degree plan? Find certificate options to give you credit for your language learning.

  View Certificate Options


Departmental Student Council

Your 2023-2024 Chairs

Michelle Rubach Flores and Stephanie Demeter 

Responsibilities of a DSC Chair

  • Academic liaison between students, faculty, and staff
  • Organizing social events (ie. bake sales)
  • USAT evaluations

Functions of a DSC Chair

  • Elect a DSC Executive
  • Elect students to serve on Departmental Committees and to serve on Faculty Board
  • Deliver, with the coordination of the department, written course evaluations in all on-campus courses offered within the department.

If you are interested in being a member of the DSC or would like to help with any of our activities (and/or provide suggestions for activities), please contact the DSC Chairs.

Important Forms

Applications for the Certificate of Competence must be submitted to the Department of French Studies by March 31 of your graduating year

ELIGIBILITY: students in a FREN degree plan are not eligible for the Certificate of Competence. Furthermore, certain degree plans from LLCU may not be eligible for the certificate if FREN courses have been used to fill plan requirements at the 200-300 level. Please contact if you have questions regarding this.

NOTE: this is not a Senate-approved Certificate Program and therefore will be noted as an Academic Milestone on the transcript.

Please visit the French Certificates webpage for full details.

The Sir Wilfrid Laurier Memorial Prize

Sir Wilfred Laurier Memorial Scholarship Application Form
- check back in early 2025

Applications are now closed for 2024.

ELIGIBILITY: The Department of French Studies invites graduating students enrolled in French classes to apply for this prize.

To honour the memory of the late Sir Wilfrid Laurier, this scholarship is awarded by the Ontario Women’s Liberal Association for proficiency in French conversation. The award is given by recommendation of the Department of French Studies to a Canadian student (by birth or naturalization) who is enrolled in French classes and whose native tongue is not French.

value $385