French is a Bachelor of Arts degree within the French Department. It is offered as a major and as a minor.

Prepare to interact confidently with Francophone cultures at home and abroad, and to broaden your knowledge of their literature. Develop your knowledge of the French language in order to serve and interact in different cultures. As the only Christian university in Canada to offer French as a major you will work closely with professors and peers in order to maximize your French speaking, listening, writing, and reading abilities. Develop your language skills and literary knowledge through coursework and conversation sessions, as well as participate in a variety of extracurricular social and cultural French activities.


Begin to explore what your four years in this program might look like.


Featured Courses

  • French Language Practice I (FRE-211)
  • Intensive Translation (FRE-331)
  • Nineteenth Century French Novel (FRE-341)
  • French Literature and Society from the Middle Ages to the Revolution (FRE-351)

Experiential Learning Opportunities

Take a semester abroad in the South of France studying French language, culture, and literature at the oldest university in France — Université Paul-Valéry in Montpellier.

Experiential Learning Opportunities

Participate in the Explore Program which offers five weeks full of opportunities to make discoveries, meet new people, and exchange ideas in a stimulating setting for learning your second language.

Meet the Faculty

Dr. Allan Curnew Assistant Professor of French

Dr. Curnew came to Redeemer in 2011 and became Department Chair the following year. He particularly enjoys the opportunity he has here to teach a...

Student Story

Shailene Norg
French student ‘15


Shailene Norg
French student ‘15

" To a student, a teacher’s life seems mysterious. I became part of this “mysterious” way of life thanks to Redeemer’s incredible education program. The small class sizes enabled me to build connections and relationships with my peers and professors. The support, encouragement, and challenges presented to me by these outstanding professors gave me the confidence and courage required to begin shaping children’s lives. The core courses of Redeemer provided me with a well-rounded foundation that I use everyday in my grade 4 classroom. The immersion opportunities offered by the French department gave me invaluable cultural and linguistic knowledge and skills that are applied daily in my French classes. However, all the amazing things mentioned above would be void if not for the faith that was at the foundation of every lesson taught at Redeemer. This foundational faith has become a natural part of my teaching practice and influences the way I interact with colleagues and how I view my students. And I wouldn’t have it any other way. Shailene is the Grade 4 and Core French teacher, as well as, Co-Vice Principal at Huron Christian School. "


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Graduate Programs

  • MA in French Literature
  • MEd in Teaching French as a Second Language

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