Vive La France! Vive Le Monde Franophone!
Whether you are studying French to fulfill your foreign language requirement, as preparation for study abroad in a French-speaking country, or for a major/minor in French, the French program of the Foreign Languages and Literatures Department at Old Dominion University offers you both curricular and extracurricular means to meet your goals. Through its broad range of offerings and opportunities, our program encourages students to work not only toward proficiency in the French language, but to learn about the culture, history, literature, politics, and geography of the French-speaking world.
In addition to our course offerings, the French section is actively involved in community activities. It is associated with the Hampton Roads Alliance Française and in promoting internships and study-abroad opportunities in France, Québec, and Africa. Students participate annually in the Concours de français, sponsored by the Alliance Française, and are usually among the top award winners. The Theta Omicron chapter of Pi Delta Phi, the national honors society, was established in 1977 and regularly initiates new members. The French section is also very active in teacher training and licensure in the Hampton Roads and Virginia secondary school systems.