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.


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

Fall 2015 course offerings


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?

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



Clément Baloup & Justin Wadlow: Public Lecture & Milner Exhibit

AVT_Clement-Baloup_1292Thanks to our generous co-sponsors: Milner Library, the Harold K. Sage Foundation, the Departments of English, History, and Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, and MECCPAC (A Dean of Students Diversity Initiative), the French Section is proud to welcome Franco-Vietnamese Cartoonist, Clément Baloup, and Art Historian, Justin Wadlow, to our campus March 16-20. Baloup and Wadlow will be visiting classes, leading workshops, and providing guided tours of the Milner Exhibit: “Clément Baloup: The Colors of Exile.” Their public lectures will take place in STV 101 on Wednesday, March 18 from 7:00-8:30 pm with a reception to follow on the 6th Floor of Milner Library. Wadlow’s lecture is titled “Clément Baloup: Shapes and Colors of Exile” and will be followed by Baloup’s talk, “Drawing As an Act of Resistance.” The public lectures and Milner Exhibit, located on the 6th floor, are free and open to the public. Baloup’s public lecture is part of the 2015 Spring Speaker Series of Illinois State University.


French Film Series for Students in French classes

French Film Series Spring 2015 FlyerThe French section continues its French film series during the Spring 15 semester for French majors and minors and students who are currently taking French classes.  Films are shown in STV 101 at 7pm on February 11, March 4 and April 8.