Why Study French?
French is taught in every country in the world and spoken on five continents. The United Nations, NATO, UNESCO, and the International Olympic Committee all use French as one of their official working languages. France has a rich culture, especially in fashion, cuisine, and the arts. This culture is a part of what makes France the number one tourist destination. Having a knowledge of French gives you a professional advantage on the international job markets, including opportunities in Europe, Canada, and Africa. Having a working knowledge of the French language can also open up opportunites at renowned universities around the world.
At Virginia Tech, you will study the French language, composition, literature, and culture. Courses include French for Oral Proficiency, French Culture and Conversation, and Special Topics in French Life, Literature, and Language.