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.
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...
May 15, 2021
End of the Academic Year Message From the Director
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...
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