St. John’s University has a special bond to French history. It
was St. Vincent de Paul who in the 17th Century started the
Vincentian order whose members later founded St. John’s University.
From its inception, St. John’s has supported the French and
Francophone programs on its campus and in France through its
exchange with French universities and its study abroad
Through the Department of Languages and Literatures, St. John’s
offers a comprehensive undergraduate program in French. Students
achieve a high level of scholarship in French language, literature
and culture. The Department enables students to do a major or minor
in French, or a double major in another field to prepare for
international careers. Students have access to internships
allowing them to use French in a professional setting.
The French Program
Why Study French?
French is the second most frequently taught foreign
language in the world after English. 51 member states and
governments are members of the International Organization of
Francophone countries and 28 countries have French as their
official language. French is the only language other than English
spoken on five continents. As a global language, it will give you
the most choices later on in your studies or your career. (*)
The GLCC is located in St. Johns Hall rooms 104,
105, 106. To schedule a
placement exam for majors and minors in French
please call: (718) 990-6293.
Francophone Circle at St. John’s University sponsors activities
designed to promote the understanding, study and appreciation of
the Francophone culture. For information on
current activities, contact email@example.com.
(*) For more information, “French: the Most
Practical Foreign Language” by Richard Shryock.