French studies

Bonjour et bienvenue à Monash! Prepare for a career in international trade, translation, foreign affairs or communications… Where will French studies take you?

Our program combines practical language tuition – beginning at and extending your present level of expertise – with units in French culture, literature, philosophy and society.

We offer immersive exchange programs in French-speaking countries, and equivalent overseas study will be counted towards your degree. Our internship program gives you the practical skills you need to begin your chosen career.

Our French studies program has three entry points, from introductory level to near-native competence. We test all students on commencement (apart from absolute beginners) to ensure you're in the right class.

You will develop reading, writing and research skills appropriate to your level, leading to a high level of communicative competence in the French language, including translation skills. You will also develop a critical understanding of French literature, film, cultural studies, philosophy, politics and social sciences. Undertaking an extended major will provide greater depth and enhance your career opportunities.

Studying a language gives you more than the language. It offers you the unique opportunity to truly learn intercultural communication and to think broadly as you learn first hand about linguistic and cultural differences. It will challenge you to learn more about your own language and culture.

You will have the exciting opportunity to study overseas with our exchange programs. Exchange agreements with the University of Lyon III, the University of Paris III, University of Tours, and the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris allow for semester-length study abroad. There are also intensive summer-semester overseas study opportunities outside the exchange program. A range of scholarships and internship placements are available from the French government and grants are also available for overseas study through Monash Abroad.

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