History of French Department

The University of Toronto has offered courses and degrees in French since 1853 — over 165 years! In the 1970s the Department of French of the University of Toronto had over 120 professors and instructors making it the largest Department of its kind in the world. Over the years the Department of French has offered internationally recognized courses and programs of the very highest quality, enabling graduates to find jobs at institutions in Canada, North America, and Asia.