Department of Foreign Languages
Dietsch Hall, Rm 102
(440) 826-2244

Baldwin Wallace University International Film Series.

BWU French students recognized for academic achievement. From left to right, Emily Markovich, Selena Ventura, Dr. Susan Oldrieve, President Helmer, Dr. Nadia Sahely, Caitlin Wilson  and Patrick Madden.

Career Opportunities 

French can be a companion major/minor for another program of study, such as music, English, history, international studies, philosophy and business.  Career positions include:

  • arts-related manager

  • curator/archivist

  • English teacher/professor

  • fashion buyer

  • foreign language teacher

  • foreign service employee

  • linguist/interpreter

  • travel industry employee

French Language and Culture

From chic to Champs-Elysées, French is a popular language whose influences in fashion, art, food and contemporary linguistic expressions make it an excellent choice for students preparing for careers in the fine arts, sciences, business fields and more.


You will gain competencies in reading, writing, speaking and language comprehension. You will also learn about French literature and civilization.


Interactive and integrated, our French program offers you participative classroom discussion and field trips to restaurants, films and other cultural events.  In addition, you can join our French language table and student organizations.

Study abroad

Immerse yourself in another culture and make the world your classroom. Whether you visit France, Quebec or another French-influenced area, you can travel, study at a university, and earn BW credit for courses, independent study projects and/or field experiences.

Languages Across Curriculum

An interdisciplinary approach to learning, this program allows you to practice your foreign language skills while earning credit in non-language courses.

French major and minor.
Can be applied toward Teacher Licensure.

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