200 million people in 55 countries speak French-- 
Et vous?

Apprendre

The French program at Franklin & Marshall is an exploration of the language, literature, and culture of France and the Francophone world. In language courses, French becomes a tool for communication and creation. Advanced courses focus on reading, writing, and cross-cultural perspectives, through courses such as Folk and Fairy Tales, Immigrant Voices in France, and Fashion as a Reflection of French Culture. Our classes are small enough to foster strong, interpersonal relationships between faculty and students, yet diverse enough to appeal to students with double majors in art, government, history, economics, or international studies.

S'amuser

Our program provides many informal opportunities to practice French: films, conversations with our French teaching assistant, dinners, French cooking lessons, and even the chance to teach French to local elementary school students.

Voyager

All students are encouraged to spend a semester abroad, with programs in Paris, Nantes, Strasbourg, Aix-en-Provence, Marseille, or Tours. Some students choose to do a semester-long internship in a French government agency or private business.

Réussir

Recent graduates have served in the Peace Corps, received French government teaching assistantships, entered highly respected graduate programs in French, or embarked on careers in international banking, fashion marketing, and private school teaching.

Alors, nous vous attendons avec impatience!

Honors and Awards


French Honor Society

Outstanding advanced students in French are invited to become members of Pi Delta Phi, the national French Honor Society.

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Summer Travel Awards

Summer is a wonderful time to study or do research in a French-speaking country.   These awards are intended to allow students to expand their knowledge of Francophone culture and perfect their French language skills. 

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October 18
event 10/18/2017

French Coffee Hour

Global Commons Living Room

Join us at the Joseph International Center for coffee, snacks, and informal conversation in French.  

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October 19
event 10/19/2017

French and Francophone Film Festival

Stager 102 Stahr Auditorium

Frantz (2016, 113 min) Film has English subtitles. Shortly after World War I, Anna discovers a...

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October 24
event 10/24/2017

French and Francophone Film Festival

Stager 102 Stahr Auditorium

Quand on a 17 ans (Being 17) (2016, 116 min) Film has English subtitles. Being 17 explores...

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October 25
event 10/25/2017

French Coffee Hour

Global Commons Living Room

Join us at the Joseph International Center for coffee, snacks, and informal conversation in French.  

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November 01
event 11/1/2017

French Coffee Hour

Global Commons Living Room

Join us at the Joseph International Center for coffee, snacks, and informal conversation in French.  

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November 01
event 11/1/2017

French and Francophone Film Festival

Stager 102 Stahr Auditorium

La Belle saison (Summertime) (2015, 105 min) Film has English subtitles. Delphine stuns her...

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November 08
event 11/8/2017

French Coffee Hour

Global Commons Living Room

Join us at the Joseph International Center for coffee, snacks, and informal conversation in French.  

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November 09
event 11/9/2017

French and Francophone Film Festival

Stager 102 Stahr Auditorium

Fatima (2016, 79 min) Film has English subtitles. Fatima perfectly balances sharp observation...

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November 14
event 11/14/2017

French and Francophone Film Festival

Stager 102 Stahr Auditorium

La Noire de… (Black Girl) (1966, 59 min. and Borom Sarret: 1963, 30 min) Film has English...

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November 15
event 11/15/2017

French Coffee Hour

Global Commons Living Room

Join us at the Joseph International Center for coffee, snacks, and informal conversation in French.  

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November 29
event 11/29/2017

French Coffee Hour

Global Commons Living Room

Join us at the Joseph International Center for coffee, snacks, and informal conversation in French.  

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December 06
event 12/6/2017

French Coffee Hour

Global Commons Living Room

Join us at the Joseph International Center for coffee, snacks, and informal conversation in French.  

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Story 6/23/2017

Off-Campus Study: Teresa Chappell '18

Creative Writing, French double major and Chinese minor studies in Hangzhou, China.

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Story 3/2/2017

Freedom Without Borders and Other Events from Africa...

Abdellah Taïa, perhaps one of the only openly gay Moroccan writers and filmmakers, visits F&M this spring as  part of Africa Worldwide, a series of lectures, films, exhibits and student-led...

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Story 5/4/2016

Three Fulbright Awards Among 12 Fellowships Earned by F&M...

Franklin & Marshall College, named a "top producer" of Fulbright scholars in 2014, produced three more this spring, as well as nine other scholarly fellows.

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