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Take French Online this Summer!

April 06, 2021

  Take French online this summer and complete your GenEd requirements! Summer Session 1: May 17, 2021 to June 25, 2021 French 110 - Elementary French 1 French 230 - Intermediate French 1 French 28...

Senior Shrayana Haldar Headed to MIT

March 18, 2021

All of us at French and Francophone would like to offer heartfelt congratulations to one of our most distinguished students, Shrayana Haldar, a senior Linguistics and French major, who has been...

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Why study French?

Because French opens doors! In today’s interconnected world, knowledge of foreign languages and cultures will enhance your prospects in almost any career. And French is a great choice: It’s a widely used official working language in countless political, business, and cultural organizations across Europe, Africa, and the Americas. It’s also the third most important business language and the fifth most widely used language in the world, with hundreds of millions of speakers spread over five continents.

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