Please note: Information on this page relates to the 2015 academic year unless otherwise specified.
On this page:
- Undergraduate information
- Postgraduate information
- How to find out more
- Related subjects and careers
- List of courses
This subject is taught by the School of Languages and Cultures.
Parlez-vous français? Whether your answer is "non, not a bit" or "oui, un peu" French at Victoria has a carefully tailored and planned course for you to step right in and start learning.
In your first year studying French, a Bachelor of Arts (BA) major at Victoria, you will be introduced to all the magic, romance and mystery of French language and culture.
You will experience comprehensive and supportive courses, using multimedia and tutorials, designed to get you speaking, reading, writing and interacting in French. Then you can choose from a range of courses to improve your French and your appreciation of French culture, in an atmosphere of fun, interaction and highly focused energy.
You can also take French as part of a major in Modern Language Studies.
With the growth in the European Union, it has become even more vital for young people in the workplace to have a second language.
At Victoria, we make it easy and fun to study one of the world’s most fascinating languages, with an array of social and cultural activities in addition to study. And you’ll be set up for careers wherever French is spoken—in Europe, Africa, Canada and the Pacific.
French major requirements
- FREN 101 and 102*
- FREN 104
- FREN 201 and 202 and 20 further points from FREN 200-299
- FREN 301 and 302 and 20 further points from FREN 300-399
*Requirement (1) will be waived for students who have the appropriate NCEA Level 3 requirements (or equivalent).
Other students with some prior knowledge of French will be admitted to 200-level French after assessment of their competence. Please contact French Programme staff prior to enrolment.
Postgraduate qualifications in French
For information specific to French, please see our Postgraduate Study page. For information about the postgraduate qualifications, please click on the Faculty links below.
You can order more information on this subject using our Request for Study Material form.
Victoria’s Student Recruitment, Admission and Orientation Office offers advice on courses and help with planning your degree.
Contact the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences' Student and Academic Services Office for information on admission, qualifications and courses, course advice and selection criteria, exemptions and prerequisites.
French courses are taught within the School of Languages and Cultures. The School office is located in Room 610, von Zedlitz Building, Kelburn campus.
Meet staff who teach in the French Programme Staff, or contact the School for more information, tel: 04-463 5293, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a complete course listing, see the list of all French courses.
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|100 Level Courses|
FREN 101 – French Language 1A
FREN 102 – French Language 1B
FREN 104 – French Society and Culture
|200 Level Courses|
FHSS 210 – Study Abroad for Language Students
FREN 201 – French Language 2A
FREN 202 – French Language 2B
FREN 221 – French Literary Studies
FREN 222 – Special Topic
|300 Level Courses|
FHSS 310 – Study Abroad for Language Students
FREN 301 – French Language 3A
FREN 302 – French Language 3B
FREN 315 – French Language 3A
FREN 316 – French Language 3B
FREN 331 – 19th & 20th-Century French Literature
FREN 332 – 20th-Century French World Literature
FREN 333 – 17th and 18th-Century French Literature
|400 Level Courses|
FREN 401 – Advanced French Language
FREN 403 – Advanced Translation
FREN 418 – Studies in French Society
FREN 489 – Research Project