Program Information

School: Acadia University
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: French Language and Literature, General
Description: While attaining a high fluency level of French is a goal of this major, choosing to study French is not just about learning a new language. You will learn about literatures and cultures of French-speaking regions around the world, and discover what makes these cultures special and unique.

French is one of Canada?s two official languages and is spoken in numerous countries around the world (including France, Belgium, Switzerland, Haiti and various African countries). It is used by many international institutions, from the United Nations to the European Union and the Organization of American States. The French program at Acadia offers you a broad range of courses covering language, culture, and translation, as well as the literatures of France, Quebec, Acadie, French-speaking Africa, and the Caribbean.

URL: French at Acadia University
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $16,380

Cost per year is based on the 2017-2018 academic year (tuition only).

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 70
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 

Applicants are required to have English 12 or English 12: African heritage, and four additional Grade 12 Academic or Advanced courses. Minimum overall average of 70%.

Test Scores:

  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 90] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 80]

Since English is the language of instruction at Acadia University, candidates must be able to communicate competently in English both orally and in writing, and students whose first language is not English may be required to present the result of the TOEFL, IELTS, CAEL or PTE Academic. Acadia’s English requirements are as follows: TOEFL – 90 IBT with no subtest score below 20; IELTS – 6.5 with no subtest score below 6.0; CAEL – 70 with no subtest score below 60; PTE Academic – 61 with no subtest score below 60; Cambridge English: Advanced – 176 with no subtest score below 169; or MELAB – 80.