• French Programs at Hamline University

    Hamline’s French beginning and intermediate French courses connect speaking, reading, writing and listening with the study of culture across the diverse, French-speaking world. The cornerstone of our teaching method is the communicative approach, aimed at enabling students to use French for practical communication from the very first day. 

    Students who study French go on to careers in government, medicine, law, education, service, and business. It is especially important in parts of Africa, identified as a key region for future entrepreneurial growth. Knowledge of French language and culture can open doors in over 30 countries where it is an official language, and in powerful international agencies such as the United Nations, NATO, the International Monetary Fund, Interpol, Doctors Without Borders and the International Olympics Committee.

    Although Hamline University does not currently have a French major or minor, students can take beginning and intermediate French and, if motivated, may complete a major or minor through the Flexible Curriculum option (see the Bulletin for more information). Advanced coursework would be taken at ACTC schools and/or through study abroad. 

    For more information about opportunities to study French at Hamline, please contact the chair of the Modern Languages department.