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    French is the official language in 33 countries and is spoken in nearly 60 communities around the world.

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    French and English are the only two global languages.

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    Fifty-five countries officially belong to La Francophonie.

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    With over 200 million speakers, French is the only language other than English that is spoken on every continent.

French and Francophone Studies

Bienvenue! The French & Francophone Studies program offers a well-rounded curriculum that builds from elementary French to advanced research on the cultures, films, linguistics and literatures of France and the Francophone world.

An official language in 29 countries worldwide, French also serves as a primary language for organizations such as the United Nations, the European Union and Doctors without Borders. No doubt, French continues to be a passport to world citizenship! Our department strongly supports studying abroad, as it provides students a unique linguistic and cultural immersion opportunity.

Our dynamic and multicultural faculty — whose research spans from medieval to contemporary France and the Francophone world — have a strong interdisciplinary focus, evident in the diversity of courses offered. Topics covered include empire building, colonialism, self-representation, graphic novels, post-colonialism, contemporary France and migration. We pride ourselves on promoting intercultural understanding beyond stereotypes and preparing our students to become global citizens.

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Tutoring

  • Mon: 3-6 p.m.
  • Tue: 5-7 p.m.
  • Wed: 4-6 p.m.
  • Thu: 3-6 p.m.

Ford Bldg., First floor

Language Table

Language Table

Wednesdays
6:15-7:15 p.m.

Location:
Goudy Commons

France

Study Abroad

Students are strongly encouraged to participate in overseas programs in Dijon, Nantes and Paris.

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