Foreign Language, Concentration: French Teaching
Bachelor of Arts
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.
The French program at PNW offers the flexibility to connect the study of French to your academic, personal and professional goals. You can explore other societies firsthand through study-abroad programs in France and in Quebec, building linguistic skills and cultural sensitivity that make you highly competitive in the global marketplace.
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.
Build your French skills as well as your global worldview.
- FLL 10300 – Freshman Experience Worldviews
- FR 10100 – French Level I
Broaden your immersion in the language and your understanding of education practice.
- FR 20100 – French Level III
- EDPS 22000 – Psychology Of Learning
Deepen your conversational skills and your classroom expertise.
- FR 36500 – French Conversation
- Charles A. Norrman Sr. Memorial Scholarship
- Christenson Chevrolet Scholarship
- Dale Alspaugh Fund
Beyond the Classroom
The PNW French Club offers many activities on campus and in Chicago.
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
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.
Associate Professor of French
Professor of Spanish