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
(540) 365-4358 email@example.com
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