Why Study French?
Did you know that French as a foreign language is the second most frequently taught language in the world after English, and that French and English are the only two global languages? French is the only language other than English spoken on five continents.
The International Organization of Francophonie has 51 member states and governments. Of these, 28 countries have French as an official language.
Although PCC does not offer a degree in French, the classes are lower division collegiate courses that transfer to a four-year college or university. French courses may transfer as:
- Elective credits
- Program requirements credits; and/or
- Graduation requirements for the receiving institution
- French Culture courses may be counted towards diversity requirements
Students are always encouraged to check with the receiving institution, your PCC academic advisor and the University Transfer website for the most accurate and timely transfer requirement information.
French is not only beautiful, but practical!
French is the language that will give you the most choices later on in your studies or your career. Consider a recent listing of international jobs (8/25/08) distributed by the US State Department: 78 required or preferred French, 27 a UN language (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish), 17 Spanish, 10 Arabic, 5 Russian, and 3 German, 1 Chinese.
- Complete the steps for new students
- The admissions form will ask you what you plan to study. Since we don't offer a degree or certificate in this subject, you should choose Associate of Arts - Oregon Transfer (AAOT) for now.
- For scheduling or placement questions, please read the Frequently Asked Questions, see instructor's website or contact the French department.
- Plan how you'll pay for college
- Plan your transfer