About the program:
The French courses offered at Ferrum College provide students with the opportunity to learn how to speak, read, write and understand the French language and Francophone cultures. The elementary and intermediate courses include a focus on communication in the target language, which is especially useful for students who plan to travel to French-speaking countries. These courses also lay the groundwork for grammar and vocabulary that is useful for students who plan to continue studying the French language.
Coursework in French:
There are over 50 clubs and organizations available to students at Ferrum College. These are specifically related to French:
The French Club
Experiential and hands-on learning opportunities:
With the French Club, students have the opportunity to explore many aspects of the Francophone world including: sports, films, art and music. Day-trips to a local French café and art exhibits or a trip to Montréal over spring break are examples of possible outings with the French Club. The club also gives back by participating in the Relay for Life, and this year students made Christmas cards for children in Haiti.
Students who study French practice communication skills in speaking and writing that are useful in many careers including those in education, the Foreign Service and other government jobs, business, the Peace Corps and other humanitarian opportunities such as the Red Cross, translation, journalism, etc. There are also many other jobs that are possible for students who take French courses.
Patricia Sagasti Suppes
Assistant Professor of Spanish and French
Ph. D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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