BENVENUTE E BENVENUTI! BIENVENUE!
Our Italian and French Studies department offers award-winning teaching and one-on-one mentoring. We are dedicated to helping our students learn a second (or third!) language, and to introducing them to the richness of Italian and Francophone cultures.
Our Italian courses, which include beginner and intermediate level language courses, and an appealing array of literature and culture courses taught in English, may be taken either as electives or towards earning an Italian Studies Minor.
Our French students may pursue any of the major or minor programs offered by the University of Waterloo, and may be eligible for opportunities to study in Quebec (Chicoutimi)) or France.
Students who have earned, or plan to earn, two consecutive language credits -- for example ITAL101 and 102, or FR192A and 192B -- may consider pursuing the Global Experience program.
Diploma in Italian Language
Consider our NEW Diploma in Italian Language, open to all full-time degree students interested in earning an attestation of Italian language competency. Requirements: completion of four ITALIAN courses with a minimum average of 70%. Begin working toward the Diploma in Italian Language now by enrolling in ITAL101 or ITAL102. Buon lavoro!
Istituto Italiano di Cultura Toronto Supports SJU Italian Courses
Online Italian courses at St. Jerome’s University (SJU) received an almost $9,200 CAD financial boost this year from the Istituto Italiano di Cultura Toronto. Find out more in our LATEST NEWS story.
Congratulations to 2022 graduate Laura Nyikos for achieving the highest academic achievement in the department of Italian & French Studies.
The Department of Italian and French Studies is pleased to announce the creation of a new award in honour of Professor Emeritus Gabriel Niccoli, long-time department Chair and recipient of the University of Waterloo's Distinguished Teacher Award. The Gabriel Niccoli Italian Culture Award is a cash award which recognizes academic excellence in the study of Italian culture.
Congratulations to Rohada Mathiaparanam who is the 2022 recipient of this award.