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Folsom Lake College French

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 also the foreign language spoken by our largest trading partner, Canada.

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

Career Options

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

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


  • Multimedia, interactive language lab with internet capabilities
  • Internationally trained faculty and staff
  • Native speaker faculty