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

French professors present at 50th Annual Foreign Language Association of North Carolina

The theme of this year's conference was empowerment, transformation and social justice. 

Students of French present at inaugural Undergraduate Conference on Languages and Cultures

On Saturday, Sept. 24, Elon hosted students, faculty and staff from Elon and regional universities at its first Undergraduate Conference on Languages and Cultures.

French program recognized by national organization as exemplary

Elon's French program has been recognized by the American Association of Teachers of French, the national organization of French teachers, as an Exemplary Post-Secondary Program with Honors.

Patricia Burns receives French-American Cultural Exchange Foundation grant

The grant will help support the inaugural Tournées Film Festival at Elon.

Elon expands business dual-degree program

The four-year program now includes partnerships with schools in Spain and Italy.