French Cupcake Party! Tuesday, Apr 23, 4PM

Posted Thursday April 18 by Brian Martin

Tuesday, April 23, 4PM, Hollander 140

Bonjour! Join French faculty and students for information on the French Major, the French Certificate, and our many dynamic French Courses for next year. Enjoy delicious cupcakes and speak with fellow Francophones. Bienvenue!

For beginners, French 101-102 is a fun and dynamic course that helps you gain rapid proficiency in French while learning about a variety of French-speaking cultures around the world, from Europe and Africa, to North America and the Caribbean.

For those who’ve already studied French, we offer engaging language courses at the intermediate (French 103 & 104), and advanced levels (French 105 & 106), as well as fascinating seminars in French and Francophone literature, film, and culture, including:
• French 208: Queens, Crusaders, Cannibals
• French 210: Scientific Selves
• French 412: Desperate Housewives & Extreme Makeovers
• French 108: Voyages Francophones
• French 205: Workers in France
• French 212: Scandalous News
• French 302: Monsters of the Renaissance

Williams grants and fellowships (such as the Wilmers and Friedberg Fellowships) provide funding for many French students to continue their studies abroad in France, Belgium, and Switzerland, or pursue independent research in Paris and the Caribbean. Each year, up to a dozen Williams students study abroad for a semester or year in Paris, Grenoble, and Aix-en-Provence in France, as well as in Switzerland, Morocco, and Senegal.

No matter what your major, studying French now opens up fabulous possibilities for exciting future study and travel abroad, as well as numerous future professional opportunities (from education, to diplomacy, journalism, business, law, and medicine). We have many alums who are now using their French in careers as teachers, business leaders, doctors, scientists, journalists, lawyers, and diplomats.

For a full description of all of our French courses, consult the course catalog and our department webpage, and don’t hesitate to email the professors with questions or to simply say Bonjour!


Brian Martin
Professor of French and Comparative Literature
Williams College