French Program

Update: MSU French Day 2016 date and agenda announced! This is our annual event, co-sponsored by the MLL French Department and the Institute for the Humanities, that invites area high school students to attend a half-day, fun-filled immersion session into all things French!  For more information please visit MSU French Day 2016.

The French Program at Montclair State - with specializations in teaching, translation and civilization - is unique not only academically, but in the faculty's deep commitment to offering a personalized learning experience and to ensuring a true sense of community among our students. Many graduates go on to careers in teaching, translation, international business, and more, while others go on to graduate study in French here and elsewhere.  Students who place at the appropriate level on the mandatory MSU Placement Test may begin the French major in their freshman year!

Our majors and minors enjoy the many cultural and academic activities in French both on campus and in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area.  And our central location in the newly-renovated Conrad Schmitt Hall (with its fully mediatized classrooms, seminar rooms, student lounges, and work areas) contributes to our students feeling part of a group that enjoys being together -- in French!  

We offer a popular program of study abroad in Nice (who wouldn't want to spend a month studying on the the Côte d'Azur?) and encourage study abroad during the academic year as well. Hybrid and online courses are also part of our curriculum. 

A MAJOR or MINOR in French, either alone or in conjunction with another area of study, is a great way for any student to boost employment opportunities for the future.  But most of all, it is four years of indulging in the pleasures of speaking, reading, and thinking about all that is FRENCH!


Eiffel Tower at nightDr. Lois Oppenheim
Professor & Chairperson
(on sabbatical Fall semester 2015)

Dr. Elizabeth Emery
Professor & Interim Chairperson

Schmitt Hall, room 222B
Office Assistant: Elizabeth Hook
Tel: 973-655-4283