World Languages

Why Learn French?

French is a Romance language spoken by about 300 million people in 54 countries worldwide as either a native or second language. Descended from the Latin of the Roman Empire, it was influenced by the Celtic and German languages. It is an official language in 41 countries in the French La Francophonie, the community of French-speaking nations. It is an administrative language of the European Union, the International Olympic Committee, and the United Nations among others. Along with English, it is the most used language in the European Commission.
Mt. SAC offers beginning and intermediate, university-transferable French language courses that include both verbal and written learning, including an extensive web site with sound and video files to help students learn pronunciation, taught by native speakers in both English and French.