French Studies


French Programs
French is believed to be the most widely spoken language!
  • French is spoken in over 43 countries on 5 continents.
  • French is an official language of the U.N. and the Olympic Games.
  • French is the 2nd most common language on the Internet.
  • French is a Romance language.
  • French was the primary language spoken by English royalty for several generations so both languages share commonality.
  • Canada, Kentucky's largest international trade partner has 7 million native French speakers!

We offer the following programs in French Studies at EKU:

FRE Advising Assistance:

If you have questions regarding adding FRE as a major, what class you should begin your studies in, or other topics, contact:

  • Dr. Randi Polk, French Program Coordinator and Advisor, McCreary Hall 214, 859-622-1495,

French Studies Resources:

FRE 101 Textbook - available for free download (printed copy can be ordered for $40). 

FRE 340 Audio: Circling the Globe with French - Audio clips of French from the 1965 recording of Circling the Globe with French, available via Youtube.