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French is used as an official language by approximately 130 million people and is the only language other than English spoken on five continents. It is also the second most frequently taught language in the world after English. These facts are some of the many that showcase why studying French is a good choice for your future.
Our French program has gained national attention and recognition because of the quality of its teachers and courses. The course "Cajun Watershed &Intercultural Immersion Program" received an ACTFL Global Engagement Initiative Award (November 2015). The French program itself was recognized as an AATF National Exemplary Program with Honors (April 2017). In our French courses, from the 100 to the 400 levels, students are actively engaged in increasing their language proficiency while learning varied aspects of the Francophone cultures. Our program positively impacts graduates' quality of life by (1) making themstand out on the job market, (2) preparing them for in-depth travel experiences, (3) developing empathy by giving them insights in other cultures, and (4) turning them into life-long language learners (more details).
Below is a brief overview of the French majors and minors. If you want more in-depth information about the courses involved, take a look at the catalog. To contact a French professor, visit our faculty/staff page.
Emily | French and SpanishThe department of languages is great. As a student of both Spanish and French I've gotten to know quite a few of the professors in this department. They are all incredibly nice and helpful. They want you to succeed and they are all welcoming and willing to answer any questions you have.
Education Studies: Option B or C and leads to licensure to teach French in this area of concentration
By taking a handful of extra courses on top of your introductory languages courses you can earn a certificate that will expand your options for the future. You’ll walk away with a better understanding of a culture and the skills employers are looking for.View certificates
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