French Language Program

About the Community

The French Language Program, founded in 2002, allows students to live together to immerse in French language and to promote the awareness and appreciation of Francophone culture on campus. The French Language Program hosts events such as art exhibitions, faculty lectures, film series, concerts, theater performances, recitals, weekly conversation hours and parties.

The program is sponsored by the Department of French and Italian. Students of all language ability levels are invited to apply to live in this community to further enhance their knowledge and skills. Fluency is not required, but an ability to participate in conversation at your language level is helpful. If you haven’t taken a french language course at Dartmouth, we encourage you to take the French Placement Test offered by the French and Italian Department at the same time as you are filling out the application for this community.

All residents of the Language Program live together and in contiguous rooms so as to allow for a maximum level of language immersion.

Residency Expectations

Residents are expected to speak French with each other and can also expect to engage with the program on a weekly basis through language tables or other language/culture programming.

Live-in Advisor

  • Ariane Madinier​

Location

The French Language Program is located on part of the second floor of the Byrne II building of McLaughlin, which houses the Global Village. View floor plans.