Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Languages, Literatures, and Cultures



Student Activities

Learn about the French Student Activities and opportunities including Le Cercle Français/French Coffee Hour (French Club), Pi Delta Phi (French Honor Society), and Le Petit Journal Français.

Study Abroad

Learn about opportunities to Study Abroad in France and Canada.


Students who wish to be considered for one of these scholarships must fill out the FAFSA by March 1 for the following Academic Year

Petrossian-Tarrant Scholarship for summer study in Grenoble

Scholarship for French Study Abroad for a semester or academic year

Teach English in a French-Speaking Country

For information for teaching English in France or in a French-speaking country, visit the French Embassy French Culture webpage.

Teaching English in France Survival Guide.

Enrollment Information

This is the advisement sheet for spring 2016 classes.

Learn about the requirements for a French Major, French Minor, or a Masters Degree in French.

Online Placement Tests

Interested in enrolling in a French class? Take the online placement test to learn which level to start with.

Prospective Students

Are you a high school, community college or ISU student considering a French major at ISU? Have a look at this brochure for more detailed information about the French section and its programs.

Why Study French?

Visit Richard Shryock's website for information about why French is the most practical foreign language.

Le Petit Journal FranÇais

Volume 2, issue 1

Volume 1 issue 1



LAN French Graduates to Teach English in France

IMG_6494LAN is proud to announce that French major and Spring 2015 graduate, Samantha Hennessy and French Ed major and Spring 2015 graduate George Norris have both been accepted to the TAPIF program to teach English in France during the 2015-2016 school year.  Sam will be in Strasbourg and George will be in Clermont-Ferrand.  Congratulations!