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The Program

L'arc de TriumpheAll students who begin their French studies at CSU Northridge take two 4-unit courses which meet twice per week. These beginning courses are intended to introduce the student to basic oral and written language structure while presenting, at the same time, meaningful cultural materials relative to the francophone world. Our textbooks are currently supplemented by multimedia available in the Barbara Ann Ward Language Center; these materials are also accessible at home. On-line resources are an integral part of the information base. The 3-unit courses that compriseĀ 
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Why Study French?

Ile de FranceIn our multicultural, global community, French, with over 150,000,000 speakers, is a major means of communication between people in over 52 countries of the world. As such, it is essential both for students who anticipate a career as teachers of French language, civilization, and culture and for those who see the study of French as an adjunct to studies in another field. Careers for these students areĀ  "Why Study French" continues