French

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

FINAL language assessment times for new students

New first-year and transfer students and current students can sign up for appointments to take the language assessment in five languages.  See dates and instructions below.

Elon honors faculty, staff for excellence at awards luncheon

Four faculty members and 19 retiring employees were honored May 10 for excellence and service to Elon.

Tournées French Film Festival opens at Elon

On Sunday, Feb., Elon hosted students, faculty and staff from Elon and the community for the opening of the Tournées French Film Festival: Join the Résistance!

 

Art history professor presents at French studies conference hosted by Brown University

Kirstin Ringelberg, professor of art history, presented a paper Oct. 29, 2016, at the 19th century French Studies Conference hosted by Brown University. 

Global Neighborhood Association hosts November House Dinner 

More than 70 students, faculty and staff examined the style, subjects and history of political cartoons from around the world.