Opportunities and Resources for French Students

French Fellowship

French Fellowship aims to create an opportunity for students interested in the French language and culture to build their language skills and participate in Francophone cultural activities within a community of other students while simultaneously growing in their faith. These language, culture, and faith opportunities are created through weekly Bible-study-style meetings which include Francophone cultural components and also monthly events focusing on the French language and Francophone culture.

French Table

Led by a student with advanced skills, students meet once a week in the cafeteria for casual conversation and language practice over dinner. Any member of the campus community who is interested in using or improving their language skills is welcome to join.

Alliance française de Chicago

Chicago’s French cultural and learning center dedicated to the study of French language, cultural exchange, and friendship between Americans and French-speaking people.

Local chapter: Alliance française of DuPage County

TV5Monde App

A free mobile application to learn French from videos.

TAPIF: Teaching Assistant Program in France

The Teaching Assistant Program in France offers you the opportunity to work in France for 7 months, teaching English to French students of all ages.


The Violet-Bergquist Scholarship is awarded to an outstanding Junior or Senior student who is a French or Spanish major preparing either to teach or to use French or Spanish in Christian service. For further information please the department’s Senior Office Coordinator.