French is one of the most common languages in the word, with more than 230 million speakers in 57 different countries worldwide.

The UCF Department of Modern Languages & Literatures offers courses in elementary, intermediate and advanced French language as well as Francophone literature, culture and translation.

Why study French?

  • You will be able to easily navigate in France, Canada, and all other French-speaking countries.
  • Are you are considering a career in Florida? French is the third most common language, due to an influx of Haitian and French-Canadian residents.
  • If you are planning to work in diplomacy, French is one of the official languages of the United Nations, European Union and Canada.
  • French will open your horizons to culinary delights such as crepes, macaroons, and a multitude of cheese and wines!
  • With a French major or minor, you are prepared to discover the Francophone world, work as a diplomat, join the Peace Corps in Africa and other parts of the world, work as a translator and interpreter, and increase your marketability in our global world!