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French Studies

Smith College

48 months
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53940 USD/year
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About

The French Studies program at the Smith College is designed to give students with no previous experience in French the opportunity to acquire the fundamentals of the French language and Francophone culture. It emphasizes communicative proficiency, the development of oral and listening skills, self-expression

Overview

The French Studies program at the Smith College is using authentic cultural materials: French films and series, songs, video clips, internet resources, news reporting, televised versions of round-table discussions, intellectual exchanges and documentary reporting. 

Students learn how the French agree and disagree with one another, converse, argue and attempt to persuade each other. Interactive multimedia exercises, games, role playing, discussions and debates, presenting formal exposés and improving pronunciation. Prerequisite: 230, or permission of the instructor.

French Learning Goals

  • As students learn and master the French language, they gain the ability to listen and speak articulately; read and analyze texts, cultural artifacts and digital media critically; and write clearly.
  • As they explore French and Francophone cultures, society, history, institutions and thought, they develop historical and comparative depth of perspective.
  • As they take courses in other departments and/or programs, they build an interdisciplinary framework to develop a comprehensive and nuanced understanding of the French and Francophone world.
  • As they engage with communities beyond Smith through study, internships, volunteer and other work opportunities abroad, they become global citizens who value tolerance, appreciate diversity and thereby become prepared to face the challenges of living in a rapidly changing world.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Accelerated Beginning French
  • Intermediate French
  • High Intermediate French
  • Speaking (Like the) French: Conversing, Discussing, Debating, Arguing
  • Language and Identity
  • Advanced Studies in Language

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

Partially taught in English, Partially taught in French

Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Common Application or Coalition Application
  • Smith Writing Supplement
  • Secondary School Report, including official high school transcript
  • Counselor Recommendation
  • Two Teacher Evaluation Forms
  • Official SAT I, ACT, TOEFL, IELTS, PTE or the Duolingo English Test/*DET*
  • Early Decision Agreement (if applicable)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    53940 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 53940 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    53940 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 53940 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Northampton

1156 - 2393 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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