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

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



French Artists Remember Colleagues Slain In Charlie Hebdo Attack

The terrorist killings at the office of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo aroused France and prompted an outpouring of sympathy here in the U.S. Franco Vietnamese cartoonist Clement Baloup and French Art historian Justin Wadlow had worked extensively with several of the victims in the extremist killings. Wadlow and Baloup recently came to ISU as part of the Presidential Speaker series. They talked about the importance of political cartooning and Baloup recalled their fallen colleagues in this conversation with GLT’s Charlie Schlenker. Go to

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.