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French

The tutorial program in French is designed for students with superior academic credentials who have completed at least four years of high school French or the equivalent. Strong skills in reading, writing, comprehension and speaking are required to enter the program.

 

During the four-year curriculum, students will perfect these skills in tutorials and participate in a study abroad program in France, which is required. Tutorials offer the student a comprehensive and systematic study of French and Francophone language, literature, and culture. 

 

In consultation with the Director of Studies, students are advised to complete work in an additional area of concentration such as another foreign language, a certificate in international studies, political science, business, education or other options. Students in the French Honors Tutorial Program are encouraged to participate in language-related activities beyond the classroom, including French Club, tutoring students at the university level, or teaching French in the Athens public schools.

Program Overview

 

Courses

40 hours of studies in French at the 3000- and 4000-level, including 8 tutorials, that cover the following areas:

  • Language: Phonetics, stylistics, advanced grammar and language teaching. 
  • Literature: French drama, prose and poetry from the 16th to the 20th centuries; Francophone literature representing Sub-Saharan Africa, the Maghreb, the Caribbean and Quebec. 
  • Civilization and Culture: Studies in the history and culture of France and Francophone countries.

Study Abroad

A study abroad experience in France: An additional program in a Francophone country is highly recommended, including our department's program in Quebec. Programs are also offered at other universities through the Office of Education Abroad. Qualified students may apply for internships in French-speaking countries.

Proficiency
An Oral Proficiency exam with a minimum level of Advanced low level: This exam will be administered by a certified oral proficiency tester during the student's third or fourth year in the program.

Thesis
Completion of a thesis developed in consultation with a thesis director during the final year of study.

Admission Requirements 

Applicants must submit complete transcripts, including work done at other colleges or universities, with the HTC application. Students should be in the upper ten percent of their high school class. In addition, students should have a 1300 combined SAT score or 30 ACT composite score. This requirement may be modified for particular majors or in unusual circumstances. Students must also submit two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from their foreign language teacher. The application deadline is December 1.

Further Information

Dr. Lois Vines

Director of French Tutorial Studies

Department of Modern Languages

Gordy Hall 267?Ohio University

Athens, OH 45701-2979

vinesl@ohio.edu

740.593.2776

Additional information can be found on the Department of Modern Languages website.

 

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