We offer a full range of innovative courses (see courses and programmes) for all levels, from introductory French for beginners to postgraduate programmes for advanced students.
Our well-established record of research and publication (see research) provides wide opportunities for students to register for research degrees (MA or PHD) by thesis.
The department’s partners include the following:
The French Embassy in Southern Africa
The Alliance Française de Johannesburg (http://www.alliancefrançaise.org .za)
Association for French studies in Southern Africa (AFSSA), (http//:www.afssa.org.za)
The Fédération Internationale de Professeurs de français (FIPF) (http//:www.fipf.fr.)
The French Speaking University Agency (AUF) (http://www.auf.org) of which UJ is an associate member.
These partnerships open up numerous opportunities for research, workshops, bursaries and assistantships (see fees and bursaries)
Career opportunities with French:
• Translation and Interpreting
• Teaching (in schools and universities)
• Diplomatic service
Career opportunities for which the knowledge of French is an asset:
• Liaison and public relations
• Radio and television broadcasting
• Audio-visual production companies
• The legal profession
• Civil service
• Bank and insurance companies
• Art and architecture