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French connects you to the world.
French is a global language spoken on five continents by more than 200 million people in 43 different countries. French is one of the official languages in Europe, Africa, the Caribbean and Canada, Cleveland's “neighbor” and most important international trading partner. Knowledge of French prepares students to compete in the global economy and enhances career opportunities in many fields.

Cleveland's French connections.
French was integral to Cleveland's past and plays an important role in the city's present. The French were the first to explore the Great Lakes region. Today, Cleveland has an active French American Chamber of Commerce, attesting to the many business links between our city and France. Cleveland is home to an active French-speaking community including a large number of international students on the Cleveland State University campus. French music, art, theatre, film and opera are a regular part of the city's rich art scene.

Cleveland State University's French connections.
In addition to our major and minor programs in French, proficiency in French may be a required component for majors in music, art history, international relations and international business. The University has an active French club, and our library is home to the Lafayette archive, an important microfilm collection of more than 25,000 documents, attesting to the historic links between our country and France. Cleveland State offers year-long and summer study abroad opportunities with our partner schools in France. Internship possibilities in France are available for students studying French through the James J. Nance College of Business Administration, and for those interested in teaching English in French schools. Our College of Education and Human Services offers a M.Ed. with a specialization in French

Visit CSU's French Department's website for more information

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Speaking to groups Reading/writing another language
Clarifying ideas Writing clearly
Understanding historical language change Explaining complex concepts
Reading critically Interpreting data
Evaluating information Evaluating evidence
Comparing translations interpretations Gathering information
Working with original sources in many fields Organizing materials/information
Summarizing ideas Compiling/recording data
Evaluating results Collaborating as part of a team
Determining the needs of others Acknowledging value systems
Listening carefully Interviewing non-judgmentally
Designing instruments Reporting and editing
Establishing hypotheses Reading for content and structure
Working with research subjects Communicating between cultures
Understanding cultural diversity Assessing needs
Adapting to other cultures Weighing values


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