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Are you a heritage speaker of French? Come to our second Meet and Greet on Wednesday, February 15th at 4:30pm in Harper Memorial 150. Refreshment will be served! Contact if you have any questions. We are looking forward to seeing you there!

La Journée Intensive en français

La Journée Intensive en Français

La Journée Intensive en Français is the Chicago area’s only annual French immersion day for high school students. Held on a Saturday in late winter, it’s sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French, Chicago/Northern Illinois Chapter, and, since 2021, hosted by UChicago. Join us in 2023 on Saturday March 4, in person!

Summer French Courses

Offered through UChicago’s Summer Language Institute, Summer Elementary French is an eight-week course that helps students with no prior French build a solid foundation in the basic patterns of written and spoken French and their use in everyday communication. It’s the equivalent of FREN 101-102-103 and fulfills the College’s language requirement for UChicago students.  For further information see this link about the Summer Elementary French Course.

The College’s nine-week Summer Paris: Intermediate French program provides undergraduates with an opportunity to study French language, history, and culture at an intermediate level in the political and cultural capital of France.

The Paris: Intermediate French program allows students to complete the second-year French language sequence over the course of the summer in an immersive French environment. Students enroll in three classes – FREN 20100, FREN 20200, FREN 20300 – that will advance them into higher-level French coursework.

In addition to classroom instruction, the program features a number of excursions to sites of considerable historic and cultural interest both within and in the vicinity of Paris. The French capital and its environs offer numerous opportunities to connect readings, discussions, and lectures with France’s past and present, and it is assumed that students will use their free time to explore this remarkable city apart from program-organized outings.


Students who complete the intermediate sequence may wish to extend their stay for the September 2023 Paris course “Paris: 19th Century French Art in Paris Museums“, taught by Martha Ward, Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Art History and “Paris: North African France: Decolonization, Immigration, and Postcolonial Identity“, taught by Khalid Lyamlahy, Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies and the College.

The course will be taught in English, with an option for advanced French students to engage in French coursework through the Languages Across the Curriculum initiative.

The application deadline is February 13, 2023. For more information contact coordinator Damaris Crocker De Ruiter ( or see this link

Haitian Revolution

Haitian Revolution

This work was created by Karina Nugent, Julia Stefanska, and Anabelle Wright as part of the course KREY216 “Francophone Caribbean Culture and Society: art, Music, and Cinema” taught by Dr. Gerdine Ulysse.

“Rêveries” par Ernest Leong

Le Palais Garnier Il existe une petite île de béton au milieu d’un grand boulevard, où les voitures circulent à toute vitesse, et les cyclistes se faufilent, ainsi que les piétons... Cette petite île se trouve à une sortie du métro parisien et c’est de cette...

Haitian Arts

Haitian Arts

As part of our course “Francophone Caribbean Culture and Society: Art, Music, and Cinema”, we dived into the rich history of Haitian art. Today, Haitian art is not only a powerful vehicle for expression and communication, but also a source of inspiration for Haiti’s...

Explorations francophones

This series of haikus was written by Sylvie Goutas’ FREN 205 students in the Autumn Quarter 2021. The writing process started during a French creative writing workshop that focused on Francophonie. Each student was offered to explore a francophone country of their...

Immersive Reality by Nicole Mills

Immersive Reality by Nicole Mills

The concept of vision is described as “the sensory experience of a future goal state” (Dörnyei & Chan, p. 455). When foreign language students envision their future goals, they create vivid mental representations of “what success looks like and feels like” (Levin,...

Atelier cuisine avec Prof Rebecca

Atelier cuisine avec Prof Rebecca

Rendez-vous le dimanche 14 février à 14h pour un atelier cuisine avec Prof Rebecca! 🤩👩🏼‍🍳Au programme: gâteau au yaourt, une recette super facile à faire et délicieuse 😋. Mark your calendars, Sunday February 14th @ 2pm, join us for a French cook along with Prof...