B.A. in World Languages with a concentration in French

NOTE: As of May 2023, new student enrollments for the French programs have been suspended. For more information, visit the 2023-2024 Course Catalog.

The Department of World Languages offers a B.A. in World Languages with concentrations available in French and Spanish, minors in French and Spanish, and a Certificate in Workplace Spanish.

The B.A. in World Languages with a concentration in French consists of 30 credit hours above the 1000 level, with at least 9 credit hours at the 4000-level. An Honors Program in French is also available, as is a program leading to teaching licensure. Please refer to the UA Little Rock Undergraduate Catalog for descriptions of these options.

French Faculty

For additional information about French options at UA Little Rock, please contact our French program faculty at french@ualr.edu

Why study French at UA Little Rock?

French is spoken across five continents in 55 countries by more than 200 million people. Students learning French can:Daniel Davis at Eiffel Tower

  • Engage in a variety of cultural fields, including art, music, fashion, food, architecture, and literature.
  • Explore the cultures of France, Canada, Belgium, Morocco, Senegal, the Ivory Coast, and the French West Indies with your French language skills.
  • Increase competitivity on the national and international job market in such fields as business, medicine, aviation, law, and transportation, and with companies like IBM, Dow, Ford, Coca-Cola, Dassault Falcon Jet, L’Oréal, and Mattel.
  • Communicate in the official working language of the UN, NATO, UNESCO, the International Red Cross, and the European Union.

Our courses provide students the opportunity to perfect skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking. Students have the option of studying literature, the culture of France and the Francophone world, cinema, and coursework leading to teaching French at the secondary level.

B.A. in World Languages with a concentration in French + Teaching Licensure

The chart below illustrates how to achieve a teaching license while obtaining a B.A. in World Languages with a concentration in French.

B.A. World Languages with a concentration in French
WLNGF-BA: 30 Credits
3 cr. FREN 2311 Intermediate French
12-15 cr. Communications:

  • FREN 3310 Integrated Skills I
  • FREN 3311 Integrated Skills II
  • FREN 3312 Integrated Skils III
  • FREN 2315 Intermediate Conversational French or FREN 3115, 3116, 3117 Advanced Conversation
3-9 cr. Cultures:

  • FREN 3334 French Culture & Civilization I
  • FREN 3335 French Culture & Civilization II
  • FRENCH 3336 Francophone Cultures
3-9 cr. Comparisons and Communities:

  • FREN 3316 French Pronunciation
  • FREN 4316 Adv. Listening and Pronunciation
  • FREN 4141, 4142, 4143 French Practicum
  • FREN 4350 Senior Project
  • LANG 3390 Study Abroad
3-9 cr. Connections:

  • FREN 3321 Short Stories
  • FREN 3332 Introduction to Literature
  • FREN 3333 Selected Readings in French Literature
  • FREN 4331 Writings: Historical Perspective
  • FREN 4341 Writings: Modern Perspective
  • FREN 4351 French Cinema
  • FREN 4361, 4262 Seminar in French Literature
Total: 30 cr.
French Teaching Licensure:
WLNGF-BA + SCED minor (30+12+18 cr.)
Complete WLNGF-BA (30 cr., above) and the following two blocks of courses
Second Language Education Courses
3 cr. LANG 4322 Methods of Teaching 2nd Languages
3 cr. LANG 4323 2nd Language Acquisition
3 cr. LANG 4324 Teaching People of Other Cultures
3 cr. LANG 4325 Second Language Assessment
Total: 12 cr.
Secondary Education Minor
(18 cr., plus Praxis I and II Exams)
Block I
(3 cr.)
SCED 3210 Instructional Skills & Assessment
SCED 3110 Instructional Skills Practicum
Block II
(6 cr.)
SCED 4321 Teaching Diverse Adolescents
SCED 4122 Adolescent Diversity Practicum
SCED 4123 Adolescents with Special Needs
SCED 4124 Classroom Management
Block III
(9 cr.)
TCED 4600 Student Teaching
SCED 4330 Reflective Teaching
Total: 18 cr.
Recommended: a minor in a subject taught in secondary schools
18-24 cr. Depends on field

∗∗ An official ACTRL-certified Oral Proficiency Interview is required for all students seeking teacher licensure in French or Spanish. Certification at the Advanced-low oral proficiency level is encouraged.