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.
Download the 2014 French timetable.
Download the 2014 French textbook list.
Alliance Française presents Fear and Trembling at
19 October 2013
The Alliance Française d'Adelaide has the pleasure of welcoming French actress Layla Metssitane to Adelaide for a unique performance at the Scott Theatre (University of Adelaide) on October 19th 2013. Layla Metssitane will present her theatrical version of Amélie Nothomb's bestselling novel Fear and Trembling (Grand Prize for a novel, awarded by the Académie Française in 1999), which tells the autobiographical story of young Amélie Nothomb as she embarks on a life-changing journey to Japan.
Tickets to be purchased through Dramatix: www.dramatix.com.au/events/1170
CONCESSION *: $30
UNIVERSITY STUDENTS: $20
HIGH-SCHOOL STUDENTS: $15
*Alliance Française Members and Students - Pensioners - Unemployed - Seniors Card Holders
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.
- A symposium, Discovery and Empire: The French in the South Seas, was held at the State Library of South Australia on 8 July 2009.
Some other conferences of note are: