Modern Languages & Intercultural Studies


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Programs - Highlights


Oooh là là!

We are the only department on campus to say “Welcome to SU... now please go away!” We require study abroad as a part of being a French major. Our French professors will help you to select the study-abroad program that best suits your individual needs, whether it be a summer in Paris, France, a semester in Geneva, Switzerland or a year in Quebec City, Canada.

Parlez-vous français?

From beginner to native speaker, all are welcome at Salisbury’s French conversation groups:

  • Au Nid des Mouettes (“At The Seagulls’ Nest”)Salisbury’s student conversation group meets every Tuesday from 2:30PM to 3:30PM in Cool Beans in the Salisbury Commons.
  • La Société française (“The French Society”): a diverse group of French speakers living on the Eastern shore meets the 1st Friday of every month from 4:30PM to 5:30PM at Adam’s Ribs on route 13 in Fruitland.

Thinking outside the box . . . and Hexagon.

Those who choose to major or minor in French at Salisbury will be assured of gaining a strong foundation in French language (FREN 310, 312), culture (FREN 316, FREN 317) and literature (FREN 350, FREN 351). Our department also offers a wide selection of courses aimed to provide students with a greater understanding of the French-speaking world beyond France’s borders. French and francophone cinema, Belgian comic book literature, and the “négritude” literary movement in the French Caribbean are just some of our newly expanded course offerings.

French is for you . . . (oui, vous!)

SU’s French Language Courses

All of our French language courses are taught by specialists in foreign language pedagogy, who are trained in the latest teaching techniques and technological tools to help you get the most out of your Salisbury French course experience, whether you are taking a 101 course to fulfill your General Education requirements, or a 202 course on your way to a French minor or major. Because our classes are limited to a maximum enrollment of 22 students, you are ensured personal attention and maximal opportunities to improve your language skills during every French class that you take.

Touring the City of Lights

Our department offers a 2-week Parisian experience during the January Intersession. You need not be a French language major or minor to benefit from this spectacular French culture experience in the City of Lights led by highly knowledgeable and experienced Salisbury faculty.

SU Business students and French

The Perdue School of Business, in connection with the Grenoble École de Management (GEM) sponsors a Winter Term Study Abroad Experience in Grenoble, France. There are also 4 exchange slots available each semester for business students who wish to study at the GEM or at the ESC-Rennes School of Business in Rennes, France. Business majors: brush up on your French language skills here at Salisbury before you board the airplane!

SU Education students and French

Salisbury University is home to a nationally accredited program in the formation of French language teachers. Pair your French major with Teacher Certification and multiply your post-graduation employment opportunities!