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

Language assessments for new students (transfers and spring admits) and current students

Language assessments will be given on campus on specific dates and specific times during January.  See the language assessment date website.

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

On Saturday, Sept. 23, Elon hosted students and faculty from Elon and regional universities at its second annual Undergraduate Conference on Languages and Cultures.

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.