French is in increasing demand in the US.  While French retains its traditional reputation as a vehicle of arts and culture, employers today need workers who can communicate in this important world language.  If you want to work in areas like international business, politics, diplomacy, journalism, security, development, or counterterrorism, French can help you get there.  If you want to work in Africa, Europe, Haiti, or Canada, French is essential.  Whether you’re a beginner, a native speaker, an Engineering major, or a professional, we have something to offer you.

Here at Mason, we are in the process of overhauling our French curriculum.  Our current offerings range from traditional to cutting-edge, and from the Mason Core to the M.A. degree.  Stay tuned for new courses in “Business French: Food, Fashion, Finance,” French for International Development, French and Francophone Media, and French Linguistics.  Ask us about our new syllabi and hands-on activities in courses like Translation and Francophone Identities.  Check out our courses taught in English (FREN 325 and 329, and anything with the prefix FRLN), which satisfy a variety of Mason Core and CHSS requirements.  While you’re at it, explore our study abroad programs in France (Paris and Lyon), Switzerland, and Canada.  

Our faculty’s range of expertise includes high-tech phonetics, career language skills, translation, immigration, multicultural identities, the Enlightenment, colonialism, France and Islam, teacher training, and contemporary West Africa.  Explore our offerings.  Say OUI to French!


Jonathon Repinecz, Graduate Adviser

Raluca Romaniuc, Undergraduate Coordinator


Resources for Modern and Classical Languages Students