The study of French helps students to develop their awareness and knowledge of the diversity of expression among cultures. It also confronts students with a different way of seeing and experiencing the world in which we live. In that light, language study is a means of fostering respect and building community among different cultures around the world. It is an important part of fulfilling our calling as Christians to love and serve others beyond our own small community.
The French program aims to give students the tools to learn to communicate in another language. In doing so, it gives them a better understanding of language itself, its structure and its role and helps them to gain transferable academic and cognitive skills.