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French at UNC

Program Overview

The French emphases at UNC stress acquisition of four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Classes at all levels are performance-oriented, geared toward proficiency in the language and conducted in French. Students also develop skills in critical thinking as they acquire familiarity with francophone literature and civilization. The program’s extracurricular activities encourage cultural awareness while developing leadership and organizational and promotional abilities.

Completion of the French teaching major qualifies the student for State of Colorado licensure to teach French in the secondary school and for graduate study in French. Training includes development of pedagogical and organizational skills expected in the French teaching profession.

Opportunities in UNC's French Program

French Club

Meet other Francophiles (people with a great interest in French, French culture, etc.) and discover a unique support system at UNC.

Learn more about French Club

Study Abroad

Study at the Université François Rabelais, in the middle of the lovely Loire Valley, France? Mais oui!

Learn more about Study Abroad