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Always wanted to learn French but need some encouragement or a
few good reasons? Here you go!

  1. Think French is only spoken in France? How cliché! French
     allows you to be understood in 55 countries across five
     continents and by over 200 million people.
  2. French is the third most common language on the Internet.
     Connect with pen pals, visit foreign websites and find
     student exchange opportunities.
  3. Get a head start on learning other Romance languages like
     Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Romanian.
  4. French is a melodious and romantic language with a
     relatively quick learning curve.
  5. Develop critical, creative thinking and problem solving
     skills. French also provides the base for more than 50% of
     the modern English vocabulary, which improves performance
     on standardized tests.
  6. Open the doors to art, music, fashion, food, architecture
     and literature.
  7. Discover a new appreciation for other cultures in countries
     that speak French like: France, Canada, Belgium,
     Switzerland, Monaco and many African nations.
  8. Use French to pursue studies in Francophone countries.
  9. Promote language diversity throughout the world.
  10.     Be more competitive in the national and international
     job market in disciplines like business, medicine,
     aviation, law, transportation technologies,
     global/international distribution and luxury goods.
  11.     French is the official working language of the UN,
     NATO, UNESCO, the International Olympic Committee, the
     European Union, the International Red Cross and much more!

Now that you’re imagining the possibilities of where French can
take you, here’s how to begin pursuing that dream at East Los
Angeles College:

French 1- 4: Transferable language courses from beginning through
intermediate levels are offered every semester.

French 8: French Conversation provides speaking and listening
practice for advanced novice though high intermediate students.
Classes are usually small (10-20 students) and provide 2 units of
transferable credit.

French 10: If you’re curious about French culture, French
Civilization is your class! Conducted in English, French
history, customs and institutions come alive as you share your
impressions with like-minded students online or in Paris.

*If you need to enroll in a level higher than French 1 please
read “ How to Challenge a Prerequisite ” on the main departmental
website, under Announcements.
French classes are taught by experienced, dedicated instructors
in face-to-face, hybrid and online formats on the Monterey Park
campus, at the South Gate Educational Center and offsite
locations, including Paris, France during the summer!

No time for a French class just now?

Become a leader in the ELAC French Club, which is always looking
for new members to remain a vibrant ASU campus association.

What if you need help?

The Learning Assistance Center provides tutoring so you can get
practice outside of class.

Where can I get more information?

Contact an ELAC French teacher!

Mary Ellen Eckhert   -

Raymonde Tadros –

Anne Le Barbu –

Cynthia Caloia –

Mary Bell –

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