Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced student of French, we’ll help you take your abilities to the next level. Our faculty members from across the French-speaking world will work with you to reach a high level of proficiency, and you’ll gain a broad knowledge of one of the world’s most dynamic cultural traditions.
October 14, 2022
May 09, 2022
The Robert Johnson Award for outstanding achievement in French and Francophone Studies by an undergraduate major has been awarded this year to Senior Emily Su Bin Ko. In addition to Emily’s...
August 16, 2021
Carly Dow (BA, French and Frandophone Studies, 2021) has been awarded this year's Class of 1976 Scholarship, which provides support to a University of Massachusetts Amherst Bachelor's degree...
There are no upcoming events at this time.
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.Learn more about the French major