Study that transports you.
French is spoken in more than 50 countries, including some of Australia’s closest neighbours. It’s one of the most widely taught second languages in the world and it’s a stepping stone to learning a range of other Romance languages, from Italian to Spanish to Portuguese. French is a language of diplomacy and the official working language of many major international organisations—like the United Nations, the European Community, the Olympic Games movement and the International Red Cross. Learn to speak and read French, delve into French culture and build a global understanding of the world. With the internationalisation of the job market, graduates with a qualification in French will have greater employment opportunities both in Australia and overseas.
A French major is made up of 36 units, including:
French can also be taken as a minor. Your 22.5 units will include:
French is only offered as an extended major if you are enrolled in the Bachelor of Languages.
Kickstart your career or future in research with one extra year.
By adding just one year full-time to your undergraduate degree, you can graduate with Honours. Enhance your career prospects, delve deeper into knowledge or launch yourself into the world of research.
Take steps towards a rewarding and fascinating career, and gain expertise in communication, critical thinking, research, planning and negotiation.
Potential areas of employment include tourism agencies, foreign language teaching, international trade, finance and commerce, diplomatic and defence agencies, translating services, and international development.
Potential occupations include:
Potential employers include:
Learning French at Flinders has been an absolute pleasure. The staff are helpful and supportive, while encouraging students to strive for excellence and to embrace French culture beyond campus. The learning resources and classroom facilities are world-class, and Flinders is partnered with universities all across France! Through our French students' association, French at Flinders, we organised movie nights and festival celebrations in collaboration with the Alliance Française in Adelaide, along with fun language exchange activities with French exchange students.
The absolute highlight of my French studies at Flinders, though, was undoubtedly the two-week trip to New Caledonia funded by the Government's New Colombo Plan. Learning about Kanak culture and regional sociolinguistics, partying with the Consul-General and his diplomatic network, and indulging in croissants and macarons in the middle of the Pacific - C'est parfait, non?
Being part of an international team at the Department of International Relations in CentraleSupélec in France for five months was one of the most unique experiences of my degree. My role as an intern was to develop ways to enhance CentraleSupélec’s global presence, and as such I acquired skills ranging from event management to graphic design. Being so close to Paris also meant that I spent many of my weekends exploring the many sights Paris has to offer. Through an experience that combined both work and study, I not only improved my ability to communicate in French, but I feel more prepared to undertake further opportunities in a francophone setting.
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