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"If I had any tips for other students who have yet to take advantage of this opportunity [to take the STAMP test], I would tell them it is definitely worth it! It saves time, money, and lets you focus on classes in your major by fulfilling this language requirement faster."

-Emily (Class of 2019)


The French Program in the Department of Modern Languages offers major and minor programs in French, Teacher Certification in French, and an MAT in Education with an emphasis on French. A regular rotation of courses are offered on the WKU Main Campus in Bowling Green. Many students of French also develop their proficiency by studying abroad. French can be combined with almost any other major to help increase your career opportunities.


Why is it important to learn French?

  • More than 200 million people speak French on the five continents.
  • The Francophonie, the international organization of French-speaking countries, comprises 68 states and governments.
  • French is the second-most widely learned foreign language after English and the ninth-most widely spoken in the world.

Taken from French Consulate web page, where you will find even more reasons to learn French.


Courses offered at WKU

FREN 101 Elementary French I

FREN 102 Elementary French II

FREN 105 Introduction to French Culture

FREN 201 Intermediate French I

FREN 202 Intermediate French II

FREN 210 Intermediate French Conversation Abroad

FREN 306 Experiencing French Abroad

FREN 314 Introduction to French Literature

FREN 320 French Grammar and Composition

FREN 321 French Conversation

FREN 322 Translation

FREN 323 French Civilization and Culture

FREN 325 Survey of French Literature I

FREN 326 Survey of French Literature II

FREN 328 French Diction and Pronunciation

FREN 331 Business French

FREN 420 Advanced French Composition and Stylistics

FREN 421 Advanced French Conversation

FREN 426 French Literature of the Twentieth Century

FREN 427 Francophone Culture

FREN 445 French Canadian Literature

FREN 450 Topics in Francophone Cinema

FREN 499 Advanced Studies in French


French Club

The French Club has a variety of fun and cultural activities for the campus and community. The French Table meets regularly for conversation and games. Both organizations would love to have YOU be a part of their fun. Reach out to Eddy Cuisinier to find out what great events are planned for this semester.


Primary Contact Person

Would you like to know more about studying French at WKU? Karin Egloff and Nathan Love are the French Program Coordinators. Contact either with questions about placement, departmental exams, majoring or minoring, prestigious scholarships, and study abroad opportunities.

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