Foreign Language, Concentration: French Teaching

Bachelor of Arts

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Program Intro

French stands out as one of the world’s most important languages. The French language connects people across continents in the areas of culture, humanitarian work, business and politics. From Africa to the Caribbean and North America, from Europe to the Pacific Ocean, studying French will open the planet to you, whatever your interests may be.

Department of English and World Languages

The French program at PNW offers the flexibility to connect the study of French to your academic, personal and professional goals.

Curriculum Overview

The French teaching concentration consists of two things: The study of language and the study of pedagogy, the science of teaching. You will develop your knowledge of French and Francophone cultures and you will learn how to teach.

You can currently complete this program at PNW’s Hammond campus.

Build your French skills as well as your global worldview.

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  • FLL 10300 – Freshman Experience Worldviews
  • FR 10100 – French Level I

Broaden your immersion in the language and your understanding of education practice.

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  • FR 20100 – French Level III
  • EDPS 22000 – Psychology Of Learning

Deepen your conversational skills and your classroom expertise.

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  • FR 36500 – French Conversation

Venture into the classroom for a supervised teaching experience.

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  • EDCI 49700 – Supervised Teaching

Beyond the Classroom

The PNW French Club offers many activities on campus and in Chicago.

Career Paths

Our teaching majors usually become French teachers in high-school and middle-school. They are really successful at entering the job market.

Meet the Faculty

Jin Lu

Jin Lu, Ph.D.

Professor of French

Jin Lu is professor of French at Purdue University Northwest and specializes in French enlightenment including Catholic enlightenment, intercultural studies and global religious studies.

Florian Vauléon

Florian Vauléon, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of French

José Castro-Urioste

José Castro-Urioste, Ph.D.

Professor of Spanish

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