French & Francophone Studies

Quebec Travel Course
May Term travel course to Qubec

In French & Francophone Studies at Illinois Wesleyan,
we'll ask you:  "Qu'est-ce qui t'inspire?"

How will you answer?

Pursue your passions.  Become a global citizen.
Study French at IWU.


Welcome to the homepage of the French & Francophone Studies Program (FFS), in the department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Illinois Wesleyan University. From our small class sizes to our study abroad possibilities, the French & Francophone Studies Program provides an environment where students are encouraged to grow both as individuals and as members of a rapidly expanding global community.

As you browse our pages, feel free to drop us a line if you have any questions or comments concerning our courses, our programs for majoring or minoring in French & Francophone Studies, our study abroad options, or anything else. 

If you have any questions about our programs in French and Francophone Studies, please contact professor Chris Callahan



Upcoming Courses:
Advanced Level

Fall '19:

  • French 201: Intermediate French (LA)
  • French 303: Introduction to Literature I: The Individual and Society (Lit)
  • French 397: Internship

Spring '20:

  • French 230:  French fro Human Rights and Social Justice
  • French 312:  French Cinema
  • French 397:  Internship


Alumni Blogs

Considering study abroad or teaching in France? 
See the blogs below!

Click here to read Emily Steele's blog. Emily is a '14 alumna who studied abroad in Belgium in spring '13.

Click here to read Sam Welch's blog.  Sam is a '12 IWU alumnus who taught in Martinique in '13-14.

Click here to read Sam Krueger's blog. Sam is a '12 IWU alumna who taught in France in '12-13, and then was a Peace Corps volunteer in Mozambique.