200 million people in 55 countries speak French--
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.
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.
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.
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.
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