Welcome to the French program in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures! At CSUF, discover the rich culture of France and the Francophone world. Explore French literature, cinema, art, media, history, philosophy, politics, society, business, institutions and everyday life. Learn to communicate effectively in all four language skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening) and to appreciate fascinating linguistic aspects of the French language. Develop cultural proficiency in various French-language environments, from daily interactions to business and academic settings. Acquire the critical tools necessary to define your own cultural responsibilities in a rapidly changing world.
Used as an official language in 55 countries, French is spoken by 500 million persons around the world, including 63 million in France. Knowing French is a highly valued skill today, whether you wish to travel to Francophone countries, study the culture and literature of France, become a French teacher or seek other career opportunities that require a thorough knowledge of French language and culture, such as international business, travel and tourism, journalism and media, publishing, translation, interpretation and diplomacy within governmental and non-governmental organizations. The CSUF Department of Modern Languages and Literatures offers a great array of interdisciplinary French courses, from elementary language classes to advanced seminars, and delivers the following academic degrees and programs:
Other offerings include Intermediate French Language and Culture Certificates, General Education courses, an active French Club, a weekly French Table and CSU-approved International Programs in Paris, Aix-en-Provence and Québec.