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:
- B.A. in French - 120 credit hours (30 in French core courses)
- B.A. in French Teaching - 120 credit hours (30 in French core courses)
- Minor in French - 21 credit hours starting at FRE 201
- Certificate of French Conversation and Culture - 15 credit hours starting at FRE 201
FRE Advising Assistance:
- Retro-Credit - If you have previous studies in French before college, you can start at a higher level and earn additional credit hours for no extra time or money! For example, if you have taken 2 years of HS French and start your EKU studies in FRE 102 and recieve an "A", you will receive an additional 3 credit hours for FRE 101.
- CLEP Tests/ Advanced Placement (AP) / Departmental Exams - Test out or up to a higher level and save time and money! (LCH Dept. Exams cover FRE 101-202)
- Course Descriptions - We offer a wide range of courses from beginning conversation to Business French, to French Theatre and Film!
- French Studies fulfills General Education Requirements! - FRE courses can help you fulfill Gen. Ed. requirements, no matter that your degree program is! (Please be aware that FRE 101-202 are not open to native speakers)
- FRENCH ADVISING FACT SHEET
- Curriculum Guides - B.A in French and B.A. in French Teaching
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.