À Waterloo, les possibilités sont infinies

In a bilingual country and an ever-more globalized world, knowledge of French as a second language gives you an edge in almost any field.

At Waterloo, you can choose language courses that range from basic to advanced, as well as a wide variety of courses in French linguistics, literature, culture, and civilization. You’ll learn from professors that include Governor General prize-winners and world experts in French.

Meanwhile, if you're interested in gaining paid work experience through North America's largest co-op program, apply to Honours Arts or Honours Arts and Business Co-op and choose French as your major at the end of first year.

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Apply to Honours Arts or Honours Arts and Business and choose French as your major at the end of first year.

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megaphone icon"The professors are incredible, resourceful, knowledgeable and friendly. Co-op (or in my case, volunteer placements) allowed me to ensure that I’m going into the field that’s right for me, giving me practical experience and opportunities to network."Sydney, French graduate

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Immersive opportunities

Live at La Bastille, a French residence floor at Waterloo's St. Paul's University College. Or immerse yourself in culture and improve your language skills by studying in Quebec or France for a year.

A fast track to teaching

Interested in teaching? Our French Teaching Specialization offers direct admission to the Faculty of Education at Nipissing University once you've completed your degree here.