Courses in the French language incorporate the latest techniques and technologies for developing communications skills. The first-year program provides a solid foundation in French and prepares students to actively use the language on a basic level and the second-year program introduces culture, literature and film while continuing to refine language skills. Beyond the first two years of language acquisition, additional courses are offered which emphasize areas of linguistic proficiency such as conversational skills, diction, phonetics, advanced grammar, and practical translation. French is a truly global language, spoken in France, Canada, Belgium, Mauritius, Cameroon, Reunion, Senegal, Mali and in parts of India and Vietnam. We also offer a summer Travel-Study Program in Paris.