French is a global language that is spoken today in many parts of Europe, Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, and North and South America. It is one of the two official languages of the United Nations and its ancillary organizations. If you want to become a citizen of the world, studying French at Manhattanville can start you on your journey. You will not just learn French in the classroom, but will be encouraged to immerse yourself in the language and culture through extracurricular activities and field trips, and through our exchange program with the Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier III in Montpellier, France. Studying French at Manhattanville will also help you in your future careers whatever that might be. Employers regard fluency in a foreign language an important skill in today’s global marketplace.
The French program at Manhattanville offers beginning, intermediate, and advanced language instruction in French We also offer advanced courses on the literature and culture of France and the French-speaking world.
Manhattanville College offers a major in French Studies and a minor in French. After graduating with a degree in French Studies you will be able to listen, read, write, and speak French fluently, while building an understanding and appreciation of the literature, history, and culture of France and the French-speaking world. You’ll be able to combine your study of French with other disciplines at Manhattanville, such as art history, communication and media, film studies, history, international management, global and international Studies, and music.
Language Placement Exams: Manhattanville offers language placement exams in French. If you have any background in French and you are considering continuing study in that language, please complete the placement exam. Language placement exams are now on Blackboard. They will be made available at certain times during the academic year. For information about the dates for the placement exams each semester, please check the World Languages and Literatures webpage. For Instructions to access the placement exams on Blackboard click here.
Current information about degree program requirements can be found in the official College Catalogs.