Welcome to the French Program at San Francisco State University
The French Program offers a challenging and enriching experience for those who are interested not only in the French language but also in French culture and society.
We offer a full-fledged Bachelor of Arts Program and Master of Arts Program, and focus on developing proficiency in the language in a socio-cultural context by offering a variety of courses and by conducting courses in culture and literature in French. Great importance is placed on participatory classes, which are small and practice-oriented, in order to help students adapt themselves to a changing world. Excellent computer facilities and a multi-media center provide support for our educational program.
S.F.S.U. is located in San Francisco, a cosmopolitan city with a large and active French community, which makes it a great place to study French. Students are also given a number of opportunities to study in France. Through the California State University (CSU) International Programs, selected students may study at Aix-en-Provence and in Paris. Such opportunities give students practical experience in everyday French life and culture, helping to build and reinforce these skills.
If you are an undergraduate student and wonder which class to take, you can take a placement test and see an advisor. The Placement Test in French can be found at www.fllab.sfsu.edu; password: gators1 (1 as in number #1). Select French. Print a copy of your score.
French Program Coordinator, Department of Foreign Languages
In FALL 2013, we are offering lower division courses at the beginning and intermediate level (Fr 101, Fr 102, and Fr 215). At the advanced level (BA and minor), we are offering four courses (Fr 305: Composition, Fr 410: Contemporary Culture, Fr 501: Contes et Poèmes, Fl325: Linguistics for Foreign Languages).
There will be two graduate courses: Fr 825.01: Théâtre du 17 et 18e siècles and Fr 801.02: Les Femmes du Moyen Age à la Renaissance
For a class schedule go to http://www.sfsu.edu/online/clssch.htm
If you want to see online descriptions of all courses offered in the French Program at SFSU, go to: http://www.sfsu.edu/~bulletin/courses/fr.htm
Check also with the Foreign Languages Department for other interesting courses, http://www.sfsu.edu/~foreign