Bienvenue dans le programme de Français d’Aquinas College !

Studying French at Aquinas College will not only help you achieve your language learning goals, it will also permit you to access a variety of vibrant and varied cultures, as well as a richness of literature and history. Additionally, French would certainly be a plus in your professional life.  French is spoken by over 300 million people in over 50 countries on every continent making it with English the world’s only truly global languages. In our country, 1.8 million Americans speak French at home.


In addition to language classes, French at Aquinas College will enrich your knowledge and understanding of French and Francophone cultures. You will be encouraged to reach out to native speakers thanks to our semester long study abroad program in France (Angers).  Our program will also give you the opportunity to get prepared for the professional world through Translation and French for the profession classes. Furthermore, Aquinas College is an official exam center for the Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie de Paris.


In an increasingly interconnected world, it is important to be both fluent in a foreign language as well as culturally aware. Professionally, this will make you more desirable as an employee; personally, it will give you sources of pleasure and avenues of social contribution that will enrich your life.


However you may have come to an interest in French, be it an academic requirement, an interest in film or literature, a desire to discover the language of your ancestors, the Aquinas College French program is here, first, to meet your needs and, second, to help you find success in an area we care deeply about.

Quoi de neuf? (What’s happening?)


The faculty of the French Program have chosen the following French majors to be the recipients of the Dr. Janet Parisian Book Award this year in the amount of $300 each: Ms. Casey Buelken and Ms. Rylee Wolf


Funding for the award is provided through an endowment gift made by Dr. Janet M. Parisian, an 1969 alumna of Aquinas College. Offered annually, to be eligible, undergraduate students must be pursuing a French major with a 3.2 GPA in their studies.


New (beginning fall 2015) a French major with a translation emphasis (32 credits)


Alumna Profile


Student Blog


The Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie de Paris and Aquinas College


New AQ International Program: Angers

Culture and Language

Musée du Louvre Télérama
Musée d'Orsay Cuisine à la française
Centre Georges Pompidou TV5 Langue francaise
Culture française RFI Langue française
Films Français  

Daily French and Francophone News Update

TV5 monde Radio Canada (Québec)
France 24 L'Observateur Paalga (Burkina Faso)
Le Monde Jeune Afrique
RTBF (Belgique) Radio France Internationale
RTS (Suisse)