Language Environment

Faculty Members

Dr. Denis Combet, specializes in French language, literature and civilization. He has published in French XVIIth and XVIIIth century literature (France and Canada) and Metis Studies. He also enjoys teaching French cultural studies courses (Cinema, Youth literature and travel’s narrative).

Dr. Eftihia Mihelakis specializes in Comparative Literature (French and Québécois), critical theory, medical humanities, and feminist theory.

Dr. Dominique Hétu specializes in Comparative Literature (Intercultural Studies), ethics of care, women’s writing, contemporary francophone poetry, and second language acquisition.

French Assistant

Furthermore, every year, the BU French program collaborates with the French Consulate by recruiting a language assistant. On top of giving tutorials and assisting the teaching staff in helping students reach their learning goals, the language assistant also organizes interactive communications workshops and hosts activities where students actively engage with different Francophone and French cultures.

French conversation group

During the regular academic year, students meet a few times every month in our gathering space to speak French with their peers. This is a student-led project that allows practicing the language in a safe and stimulating group. To be added to the listserv and receive information (dates and time), contact the Chair of the Department.

A Committed Team

 The team is committed to ensuring support for every student entering the French Program and for the duration of his/her study at BU: we make sure that by the end of the second year, students will not only be able to speak and understand French; they will also be qualified to start reading great books and discussing their ideas in short essays and oral presentations.