Program Structure

With a minor concentration (3 or 4 years), students will acquire the skills to communicate in French as well as develop a knowledge of French and Francophone cultures.

With a major concentration (3 or 4 years), students will not only immerse themselves in a comprehensive program in higher learning, they will also be able to choose a variety of courses that will satisfy their personal interests.


The BU French Program offers 25 courses that cover three main aspects

  1. We teach introductory and advanced language courses where students learn everything they need to know in order to be able to speak, understand, read, and write French. We have just added two new conversation courses catered to help students reinforce their ability to use their communication skills in practical situations.
  2. We have a wide range of literature courses where students can learn about 17th to 21st Century French and Francophone novels, plays, poems, essays, blogs, zines and journals.
  3. Students can complete their exploration of the French culture with courses on cinema and song that will expand their horizons.

Please consult the  Course Calendar to see full course listings and descriptions.

Indigenous Languages

The Languages Department (in conjunction with the Department of Native Studies) is interested in the survival of Aboriginal languages in the Province. Classes are available in the Cree, Ojibway and Dakota languages native to the Province of Manitoba. These courses are part of the Native Studies major available at Brandon University.

Please consult the Course Calendar to see full course listings and descriptions.

Other Languages

Courses at the beginner and intermediate level are offered, depending upon demand and the availability of instructors:

  • Spanish
  • Latin
  • Hebrew
  • Chinese