French at Augustana
Why Study French?
» Because many jobs will require French
In Canada, both government and private employers seek bilingual employees to provide services in both languages. Language training promotes understanding and good will and strengthens Canadian unity.
In the 21st century, you will need to be more innovative, open-minded, and adaptable to constant change. Knowledge of French will give you a chance to succeed in multicultural, bilingual Canada. Your ability to use English and French will enhance your global competitiveness in the years ahead.
» To help you with your English grammar.
French and English are closely related. Understanding French grammar is often a key to understanding English grammar.
» So you can communicate with fun-loving Francophones!
French language skills enable graduates to enjoy travelling in many French speaking areas, including Quebec, France, Switzerland, Belgium, the Caribbean, and the many francophone African countries.
» So you can experience and learn about another culture.
French is fun! You can learn about Napoleon, Louis XIV, Charles de Gaulle, Gabrielle Roy, Voltaire, or even Céline Dion. You can watch French films and plays or listen to French songs, find out how students live in francophone countries and what makes them tick. You can cook and taste Swiss fondue, French crêpes, or Quebec poutine.