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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November 07
event 11/7/2019

Free Speech, Academic Freedom and Neo-liberalism in Higher...

Stager 102 Stahr Auditorium

A lecture by Dr.  Joan Wallach Scott Professor Emerita, School of Social Science, Institute for...

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Story 10/4/2019

French Excavation Provides Hands-on Work for Anthropology...

Last spring, when Franklin & Marshall College junior Will DeLince asked his professors what an anthropology major does over the summer, their answer to him was “fieldwork.” They directed him to the...

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Story 5/8/2019

Senior Spotlight: Meeting Fellow Students, Faculty Broadened...

"The best part about my college experience has been the people I’ve met, whether it’s the students or the faculty or the people I work with." -- Toni Abiru  

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Story 3/19/2019

Mystery Uncovered in NEH Research on Modern Italy and Jews

His research on the experience of Italian Jews as a way of understanding Italian modernization in the 19th century took him from Florence in the Tuscan region to Rome and the Holy See’s secret...

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