Bachelor of Languages (French Foundation)
Specialise in French and build your knowledge of the language, culture and customs of France. You will spend one year studying overseas in our partner universities, further building your language skills.
|Duration||4 years full time
Part time available
|Prerequisites||English; French at Year 12|
La vie est belle!
More than 260 million people speak French, making it the fifth most widely spoken language on the planet. Francophone culture has penetrated broadly and deeply in our region, particularly in South-East Asia (Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam) and the Pacific (New Caledonia, the New Hebrides and French Polynesia). As well, it is widely spoken in Africa, particularly in North Africa and tropical Africa.
France is also the proud owner of one of the world’s truly great literatures, from the Middle Ages to the existentialist movement of the twentieth century.
In a nutshell, the French language is rich in culture and history and a popular choice for students wishing to master a second language. Better still, at James Cook University you do not need a background in language to be part of the action.
James Cook University’s Bachelor of Languages (French Foundation) is designed to give students a deeper understanding of the French language and culture.
Our French program is diverse and caters to both with prior exposure to the language and beginners. During your third year of study, you will complete a one-year in country experience.
Exchange programs to universities in both France and New Caledonia are available to JCU language students, giving you a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the language and culture.
What are the career options for French Foundation graduates?
In a rapidly globalising labour market, international opportunities for Australian modern languages graduates are at a new level.
The intense study of a new language can change your perspectives and your future in ways few other programs can even contemplate.
Graduating students gain employment in a variety of roles, including:
This website is intended as general guide. Prospective students should contact the university to confirm admission requirements and the availability of courses. James Cook University reserves the right to alter any course or admission requirement without prior notice.