French at Flinders

Why study French?
While French can be studied for the intrinsic value and pleasure of learning another language and its culture, it can be also seen as a professional tool in an increasingly competitive marketplace. French can be a very useful asset in such fields as cultural exchanges, scientific collaboration and the promotion of trade ties between France and Australia.

The study of French (and more generally, the study of languages) helps you develop a range of communicative, organisational, critical and creative transferable skills, as well as fostering cross-cultural understanding.

Study options
At first year level, the topics FREN1201- Introductory French part 1 and FREN1202 - Introductory French part 2 are designed to lead you to understand and speak the language with basic fluency by the end of the academic year. Contact the topic coordinator Dr. Colette Mrowa-Hopkins

If you have studied French to Year 12 or equivalent, you may enrol in FREN2201 - Intermediate French part 1 and FREN2202 - Intermediate French part 2.  In these topics the linguistic and cultural skills you have acquired at school will be reinforced and expanded. Contact the topic coordinator Dr. Christèle Maizonniaux

Whether you have no, some or considerable knowledge of the language, the French Section can provide an interesting and challenging course. The amount of French you do can be varied to fit in with your other interests. You can combine it with many other subjects such as Commerce, Computer Science, Education, Geography, History, International Business, International Studies, Law, Politics, Psychology, other languages, Drama, and Screen Studies. French can be included in a number of degree programs as Major or Minor sequences, as well as Elective topics.

French can also be taken alongside a degree as a Bachelor of Letters

Further information
A/Prof Eric Bouvet
Coordinator of French
Department of Language and Applied Linguistics
Tel (08) 8201 2104. E-mail:

Contact the Department of Language and Applied Linguistics Office for administrative matters, Tel (08) 8201 2053.