The world in which graduates of the French program at CSU Chico function in is multilingual and highly culturally diverse.  This world comprises approximately 300 million French speakers, who use French as a primary and secondary language. Our students have the preparation both to function in the diverse Francophone world as well as the intellectual and linguistic tools to acquire further abilities to function within that world whether that be Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, North America, or the Pacific.


 The French BA program at CSU Chico introduces students to the culture and language used by the French speaking world.  The faculty in French provides opportunities to put classroom learning to use by helping students achieve their goal to study in a French speaking region as well as by fostering present and future development as world citizens and intellectually engaged professionals.  The program reinforces the idea that the language and cultural traditions associated with the French speaking world can form a means for further learning and be used personally, professionally, and intellectually.

 Strategic Priorities

1. Students improve their skills and have as many opportunities to use French to the highest degree possible before graduation.

2. Students acquire the knowledge and tools to continue developing their language and interests in French after graduation.

3. Students learn the specifics of the development and history of French language, and French/Francophone literature and culture.

4. Students know the where, why, and how of the communities of other learners and speakers of French.


Read about French class offerings in the University catalog and then check the Spring 2018 schedule for their availability.


French Club

The CSUC French Club is a student club dedicated to the expansion and fulfillment of French and French speaking events and ideas.



French Conversation Hour

Thursdays at Upper Crust Bakery 5:30pm-6:30pm

For more information contact Pauline Loyas at

We will be meeting every Monday with the exception of Thanksgiving and during finals week. 

French Club - Facebook

French Club Facebook Page

French Pronunciation Hour and Tutoring

French Pronunciation 

Tuesdays from 2-3 pm at the SLC (3rd floor of the SSC). This hour focuses on pronunciation, phonetics, listening and speaking. Everyone is welcome!

There is also an additional hour for upper division French students:


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