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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.
Some residents of the Language Program will have the opportunity to live co-located together in one of our residence halls to allow for a maximum level of language immersion. As space is limited, we will also offer the opportunity for students assigned to live in residence halls around campus to participate in programming through our hybrid model.
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.