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French (FREN)

Career Options & Highlights

Folsom Lake College offers elementary and intermediate courses in French designed to provide students with the ability to understand basic conversations, to speak with reasonable fluency, and to write at their speaking level. It offers students the necessary skills to pursue advanced transfer level courses. French, along with English, is the official working language of: the United Nations, UNESCO, NATO, OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development), the International Labor Bureau, the International Olympic Committee, the 31-member Council of Europe, the European Community, the Universal Postal Union, the International Red Cross, and the UIA (Union of International Associations). French is the dominant working language at: the European Court of Justice, the European Tribunal of First Instance, the Press Room at the European Commission, and CERN (European Centre for Nuclear Research). French is the foreign language spoken by our largest trading partner (Canada).

Career Options
Airlines/Travel
Banking
Bilingual Education/Teacher's Aide
Bilingual Telecommunications
Emergency Services
Fashion and Design
Foreign Language Teacher
Foreign Service
Import & Export
Intelligence/Military Service
International Business
International Law
IRS/State Franchise Tax Board
Homeland Security
Overseas Employment: Business & Commerce
Pharmaceutical
Social Security Officer
Social Service
Software and Computer Science
Translating & Interpreting
Tourism

Some career options may require more than two years of college study.

Highlights
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Multimedia, interactive language lab with Internet capabilities.
- Internationally trained faculty and staff.
- Native speaker faculty.

Please Note: Native speakers who have high-school-equivalent reading and writing skills in french should enroll in the FREN 411 level course (or above.).

Updated 06/01/16

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