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Welcome to French at CFCC!


At CFCC, French classes are held in small groups. Classes are taught in a communicative approach, which allows students to express themselves in French. Students get to practice the language in a non-intimidating environment and they’re not only exposed to the language, but also the culture of various French-speaking countries.

Each class is offered in combination with a lab, where students practice grammar, vocabulary, listening and speaking from a computer.

Outside of class students can participate in cultural activities offered by the French Club.


French Club

Amanda Hill, student at CFCC, accompanied by instructor Caroline Hudson,
receives a Student Recognition Award for her help creating the French Club.

Did you know you already use French?

au contraire                    au naturel

ballet                            bon voyage

chef d’oeuvre                    cliché

cuisine                           cul-de-sac

déjà vu                        encore

faux pas                          joie de vivre

laissez-faire                         naïve

RSVP                             résumé

souvenir                          valet

10 Reasons to Study French

With French, you can –

1.            Communicate with over 200 million French speakers in 56 counties on 5 continents around the world.

2.             Boost your academic skills.

Those who study French for several years will improve their standardized test scores.

3.            Become proficient more quickly than with most world languages.

French is one of the languages that require the fewest instructional hours in order for an English-speaking learner to reach a high level of speaking proficiency.

4.            Increase options for undergraduate and graduate studies.

Students with an interest in a variety of disciplines can take advantage of complementing their studies and doing research in a French-speaking country when they know French.

5.             Connect your future to cutting-edge fields in science and technology.

French-speaking countries have been at the forefront of medical research, scientific discoveries and technological innovations.

6.            Invest in your career.

French speakers are in demand in banking and finance, hotel management, international trade, journalism and media, aviation, national security, health care, tourism, and law enforcement.

7.             Enjoy special leisure-time activities.

In the US, 50% of foreign films watched and 30% of foreign books read are in French.

8.            Benefit more from travel experiences.

France is the most visited country in the world.

9.            Appreciate Francophone contributions to world culture.

French-speakers have made a remarkable impact on literature, philosophy, cuisine, fashion, and the arts.

10.          Understand a variety of world perspectives.

French is an official or working language in many international agencies and organizations, including Amnesty International, World Health Organization, International Red Cross, United Nations, and Doctors without Borders.

Source: The French Language Initiative: The World Speaks French

American Association of Teachers of French


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Wilmington, NC 28401

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Castle Hayne, NC 28429

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