French is the second largest foreign language program at Stanford with about 200 students enrolled in French courses each quarter. We offer many options to incoming freshmen, transfers, and continuing students whether you're just interested in satisfying the University Language Requirement or really motivated to learn as much as possible about France and the French-speaking world.
You will find that most of our courses rely on Internet resources and multimedia technology. Many are content-based and enable students to access a variety of disciplines such as art, music, linguistics, engineering, economics, and international relations.
We have two distinct types of French language courses at the first- and second-year levels.
Intensive courses are offered during the summer to explore the study of French.
Advanced courses focus on more specialized topics.
For further information on French course offerings, please click on the "Courses" tab at the top of this page.