Our world languages staff recognizes the vital need for our students to become world citizens and fulfill the biblical mandate to welcome the foreigners among us.
Why study French?
More than 200 million people speak French on the five continents. After English, French is the most studied second language around the globe. An ability to speak French and English is an advantage on the international job market for careers in international business, education and in the diplomatic service. A knowledge of French opens the doors of companies in French-speaking parts of the world (France, Canada, Switzerland, Belgium, and North and sub-Saharan Africa).
French maintains its status as a major language of culture, diplomacy, and economics. is one of the leading languages of Europe and the world. Because French is an official language of many of the world’s organizations such as the Untied Nations, NATO, UNESCO, the International Red Cross Association, and numerous other international committees and organizations.
French is also the language of culture opening your door to art, music, dance, fashion, cuisine, and cinema. France is the world’s number-one tourist destination and attracts more than 80 million visitors a year. Being able to speak French makes it so much more enjoyable to visit Paris and all the regions of France and offers insights into French culture, mentality and way of life.
French Placement Test
If you have not previously studied French, you may simply enroll in the beginning course (French 101).
If you have previously studied French, you will need to take an on-line placement test to help you determine the proper course in which to enroll. For more information and instructions about the Placement Test, please contact Isabelle Corneaux.