About French

The University of Auckland offers New Zealand’s most extensive programme in French.

Study opportunities in French

Our undergraduate and graduate teaching programme includes French language acquisition (beginners to advanced), French culture and history, and the literature of France and the French-speaking world. Many courses are taught in French.

We encourage students to pursue opportunities to participate in the living language. These include cultural activities on campus, study abroad, exchanges and teaching assistantships with French-speaking universities in France, Canada and the French-speaking South Pacific.

Find out more about studying French

Academic staff

Our staff are expert teachers and recognised specialists in their fields. Research expertise in French includes:

  • contemporary French literature
  • French linguistics and phonology
  • medieval literature, feminist readings of medieval romance
  • French cinema, French and European versus American cinema
  • translation, including audiovisual translation (subtitling)
  • North African and Pacific literatures in French - feminist, post-colonial, poststructuralist and comparative approaches.

We also host the French Pacific Research Centre.

French staff research