You already know some French! Terms such as RSVP (Répondez s´il vous plait), déjà vu, à la carte,rendez-vous are French! Studying French will definitely improve your English vocabulary since
there are so many French words in the English language. Did you know that French
is the largest donor of foreign words in English?
Did you also know that French is a highly influential language in the world since
it touches so many areas of what is considered "general culture". This includes
literature, art, cuisine, dance, film, fashion, science, and technology. France
has won more Nobel Prizes for literature than any other country in the world and is
one of the top producers of international films.
Did you know that French is spoken on five continents? Did you know that French is
the official administrative, or business, language in over 30 countries? French 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. French is the foreign language spoken by our largest
trading partner, Canada.
Studying French at East Angeles College
Our class offerings include hybrid online and traditional classes.
Students have the option of beginning their study of French on the main campus or
at the South Gate Educational Center.
French textbooks come with web access to a wide range of activities and resources
that motivate students to aim for mastery of the language and to become knowledgeable
about the French culture.
East Los Angeles College offers an outstanding Summer Study opportunity to earn course
credit in Paris during the month of July with the European Studies Association.