If the answer to that question is “oui,” “un peu” or even “non,” Spelman’s French program can do more than simply satisfy a foreign language requirement. It can also expand reach to provide global thinking and access to opportunities at home and abroad.
Jacqueline Edwards, a native of France, has been teaching French at Spelman for 30 years. While only a handful of students major or minor in French each year, studying about French literature and culture, dozens more take classes to learn the language. Each year, about 90 freshmen take the French placement exam to determine course-level placement.