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French Studies     DX 650 114
School of Humanities
Napier Building Level 7
Room 722
The University of Adelaide

Phone: +61 8 8313 4249
Fax: +61 8 8313 4341

Faculty Office
Napier Building (Ground Floor)
North Terrace campus
The University of Adelaide
SA 5005 Australia

Opening hours:
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 9am-5pm
wed 11am-5pm

Phone: +61 8 8313 5245
Facsimile: +61 8 8313 4382

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French Studies

Study French at the University of Adelaide!

Whether you have studied French at high school and beyond or never studied it at all, it is possible for you to study French at the University of Adelaide. At all levels of the undergraduate degree there is both a beginners' stream and an advanced stream; so regardless of your existing knowledge of French you can study with us for the entire duration of your degree. You can even study in France!

Through our teaching and research, we help you to acquire both written and spoken language skills and to share in France's rich literary and cultural heritage. The range of offerings in the area of culture is wide: it includes the study of the major works of literature from medieval times through to the twentieth century, as well as courses in French cinema and popular culture, and key aspects of French history and philosophy. Language study is integrated into all of our cultural courses as they all require students to present their work in French.

Essential Material

Download the 2016 French Studies Handbook.

Download the 2016 French Studies timetable.

Download the 2016 French Studies textbook list.


Past Conferences:

  • Australian Society for French Studies Conference  27, 28 & 29 September 2012 at the University of Adelaide

  • A symposium, François Péron and the Figure of the Scientific Traveller, was held on Kangaroo Island from 26-28 November 2010. See the Péron Symposium page for more information.

Some other conferences of note are:

  • ASFS14 - XIVth Annual Conference of the Australian Society for French Studies
  • Rudé XV - XVth George Rudé Seminar in French History and Civilisation
  • FATFA - Inaugural Conference of the Federation of Associations of Teachers of French in Australia