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Department of French

Welcome to the Department of French

The Department of French is one of the largest in the country, and the French course one of the most varied. Many members of the Department are leading researchers in their specialist fields.

We try to get to know as many of you as possible and we make every effort to help you get the best from your course. Enquiries should be directed in the first instance to the Secretary of the Department, Esther Palmer, but I hope that you will find all of us very approachable.

We are extremely proud of the reputation of the Department which has consistently been judged outstanding in both teaching and research. As you join us, we wish you every success.

On these pages you can find out about:

Undergraduate courses

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Teaching staff and their research interests

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Latest News

The Sixth Cambridge Conference on Language Endangerment

6 July 2016

The Sixth Cambridge Conference on Language Endangerment 'Curriculum Design and Evaluation for Endangered Languages', organised by Dr Mari Jones, Reader in French Linguistics and Language Change, will take place on 6th July 2016.

Singing the King's Death

26 November 2015

In order to commemorate the 300th anniversary of Louis XIV's death, members of Ars eloquentiae and Nick Hammond of the French department will be presenting a lecture recital of street songs sung at the time of Louis's death.