French Studies

Prof. Chuck Villette with his French 312 students, Spring 2015

Did you know...

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


French Tutors

We're happy to help with your French studies!

Fall 2015





French Culture Series, Fall 2015 (TBA)

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.









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, 2016

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)