French Studies

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Students can study abroad during their sophomore, junior or senior years? Learn more at OEA!


French Tutors

Drop in to QUAD 257A or make an appointment. We're happy to help with your French studies!

Tutoring schedule (in progress):

Ruth Becker

 M/W  4:00-5:00 PM

T/TH  3:30-4:30 PM

 Ngoc Hoang

2:00-3:00 PM

Diana Moraru

Schedule appointments here.


French Culture Series Fall 2014

Join us to learn outside the classroom!

La Causerie Française / French Chat

7:30-8:30 pm· Most Sunday Nights • O'Connell's CSB
Casual conversation, games, activities, and surprise events. 

French Film Series

All films are held from 7:00-9:30 PM in the Little Theater (Quad 346) at SJU.

September 25

"L'Auberge Espagnole" (2002)

A strait-laced French student moves into an apartment in Barcelona with a cast of six other characters from all over Europe. Together, they speak the international language of love and friendship.

October 23

"Renoir" (2012)

Set on the French Riviera in the summer of 1915, Jean Renoir -- son of the Impressionist painter, Pierre-Auguste -- returns home to convalesce after being wounded in World War I.

November 11

"L'École des femmes" (2005)

Fearful of falling victim to marital infidelity, bachelor Arnolphe schemes to marry his guileless young ward, Agnès, whom he has had raised in a convent specifically to be his model wife. However, his naïve plan is spoiled when Agnès runs away with Horace-a fact that Arnolphe learns when Horace unwittingly asks him to conceal her at his home.

November 20

"OSS 117:  Cairo, Nest of Spies" (2006)

Secret agent OSS 117 foils Nazis, beds local beauties, and brings peace to the Middle East.

Stage Fright

Multi-lingual open mic event. All students are welcome to present any piece in any language.
Friday, October 31 from 6-8 PM in the BAC Gorecki Gallery Lounge, CSB.

Costume contest with prizes!

Festival Lyrique

TBA: All are welcome to read/sing/perform in French

** Watch for French Club Events! Crepe nights, French Park!, and more...


Celebrating Scholarship & Creativity Day April TBD, 2015

The Department of Languages and Cultures invites you to attend our students' senior capstone presentations and research.

11 Top Reasons To Take French

  1. Be understood in 43 countries across five continents and by over 200 million people.
  2. Knowing French makes you more competitive in the national and international job market in disciplines like business, medicine, aviation, law, automotive, distribution and luxury goods.
  3. As the third most common language on the Internet, you can connect with pen pals, visit foreign websites and find exchange student opportunities.
  4. You will develop your critical, creative thinking and problem solving skills. French also provides the base for more than 50% of the modern English vocabulary, which can help you perform better on standardized tests.
  5. Open the doors to art, music, fashion, food, architecture and literature.
  6. Learning French helps you learn other Romance languages like Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Romanian.
  7. Enhance your travel experiences while discovering a new appreciation for other cultures in countries like: France, Canada, Switzerland Monaco and many African nations [as well as in the Caribbean, Pacific Islands and Indian Ocean territories].
  8. Use French to pursue studies [or service work] in francophone countries.
  9. French is a soft, melodious, romantic language with a relatively quick learning curve.
  10. Promote language diversity throughout the world.
  11. French is an official working language of the UN, NATO, UNESCO, the International Olympic Committee, the European Union, the International Red Cross and much more!

(From American Association of Teachers of French: