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

Last opportunity to take the language placement test this semester

A faculty proctor will be available during limited hours on Friday and Saturday, May 8 & 9.

Sophie Adamson presents at Davidson College at annual French teachers meeting

Sophie Adamson, associate professor of French and chair of the Department of World Languages and Cultures, spoke at the spring meeting of the American Association of Teachers of French.

In 'Parody and Palimpsest,' a look at the playfulness of a popular author

Elon University Assistant Professor Sarah L. Glasco’s first book explores the way a diverse mix of writers and artists shaped Jean-Philippe Toussaint’s stories and how the popular Belgian author references literature and film in his novels to expose readers to other cultures.

Global Neighborhood faculty, staff and student present at conference

Members of the Global Neighborhood Association presented to a group of international educators at the NCAIE State Conference on March 13.

Scholar gives talk about French Muslims in contemporary France

A Feb. 19, 2015, guest lecture by Professor Michel Bondurand of the NC Consortium Paris program spoke about the way Muslims in France practice their faith.