French Program

French is spoken today by more than 200 million people throughout the world. It's the official language of many African and European countries, as well as France, and of several Caribbean islands. Canada is officially bilingual. Numerous Latin American and Asian countries also have historical and cultural ties with France.

When you study French, you open lines of communication with many cultures and millions of people for whom French is a first or second language; you get direct access to a variety of creative and scientific works, and you develop the interpersonal skills you need to pursue a rewarding international career.

Wisconsin Needs French

French in a Global Context

Our courses have an international focus valuable to:

  • Employees seeking advancement in international business and government agencies.
  • Elementary or secondary school teachers seeking professional development.
  • International Relations or Political Science majors seeking to enhance their cultural and linguistic competence for post-graduate studies or employment.
  • Future career translators.

If you wish to receive periodic notices of French-related events in the Milwaukee area, add your name to our Francophone e-mail distribution list. Just e-mail us at french@uwm.edu or call us at 414-229-4382.