Facts & figures
- #1 in Sydney
- #26 in the world
- 2019 QS World University Rankings by Subject
Facts & figures
As the first French tertiary-level department in Australia, we have been teaching the French language since 1853. We provide three pathways to a French major (introductory, intermediate, advanced), offering students the language and cultural competency to engage fully with the French and Francophone world.
Understanding and appreciating a different culture and communicating with its members requires thorough knowledge. We believe this can only be achieved by learning the language in its cultural context. In our teaching and research, we specialise in the study of modern and contemporary Francophone culture, society and thought, French and Francophone literature, cinema, visual arts, and socio-linguistics.
Experience the rich history and cultural diversity of the official language of 29 countries (la Francophonie), spoken by more than 300 million people worldwide.
Our researchers focus on a wide range of research areas, including:
Our exchange programs provide life-changing experiences in France, Switzerland and Canada where students exercise their language skills and develop an understanding of cultural intricacies first hand. Partner institutions include:
Visit the School's Events website to see our full listing of upcoming events.
23–25 August 2019
Co-convened with the Peking University Australian Studies Centre and the World Literature Association, the School of Languages and Cultures is proud to host the third international congress of the World Literature Association.
This international conference will engage with literary production on and from the Global South in their own languages as well as in translation – giving equal billing to streams in English, Chinese, Arabic, French, Indonesian/Malay and Spanish.