About the French Program
The study of a language leads to a greater understanding of the civilizations, cultures and literature of the countries in which the language is spoken. Language study is a traditional and integral component of a liberal arts education. It is basic to cross-cultural understanding and sensitivity, and it aids in an understanding of multiculturalism and diversity. Increasingly, in a global economy, the ability to speak and understand a world language is an asset that provides important leverage in both obtaining employment and career advancement.
The French minor consists of 24 credit hours of language study at the 300 level (or above). Students must obtain 12-15 credits of semester study abroad from Accès in Strasbourg, France. During their semesters abroad, students will live with a French-speaking family and study French culture.
Learn more about the French minor at Spring Arbor University: view course descriptions and requirements in the undergraduate catalog.
Other programs offered through the Department of World Languages include:
Why should you choose one of SAU’s world language programs?
Language study encourages a cross-cultural approach to learning. The small class sizes in SAU’s Department of World Languages allow students many opportunities for oral practice and performance with their professors and peers.
Our elementary and intermediate language courses make use of audio and video programs that focus on lifestyle and culture in addition to the development of communication skills. Language students also have independent use of computer learning software and online workbook/lab activities, which are integrated into courses as tools for developing listening and speaking skills.