Why study French at Elon?

French-speaking peoples span the globe—from North America and the Caribbean to Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Spoken on five continents, French is an official language in 25 countries. The Francophone countries have shaped history and continue to play a vital role in the world. At Elon, we emphasize the richness of the language and of Francophone traditions from the Middle Ages to today. Our students gain linguistic and analytical skills to understand French-speaking societies through literature, history, cinema, and the arts, preparing them for contact with the French-speaking world in their studies and career.


News and Events

Sophie Adamson presents at French teaching conference

Sophie Adamson, associate professor of French and chair of the Department of World Languages and Cultures, presented at the annual conference of the Foreign Language Association of Teachers of French in Durham, N.C.


Students of French, German and Spanish present at Undergraduate Conference on Languages and Cultures

Elon hosted students and faculty from Elon and regional universities at its third annual Undergraduate Conference on Languages and Cultures on Saturday, Sept. 22.

Elon French faculty present at AATF Convention in Martinique 

French faculty members Sophie Adamson, Patti Burns, Olivia Choplin, and Sarah Glasco represented Elon's French program at the 91st annual convention of the American Association of Teachers of French.

French honor society inducts new members

Elon’s chapter of the Pi Delta Phi French honor society hosted an April 30 induction ceremony welcoming 14 new members.


Arts & Sciences alumni recognized

Three outstanding alumni from Elon College, the College of Arts & Sciences, were honored Thursday at an annual awards celebration.