The French minor is intentionally designed with few hours to allow students to add this minor easily. You may be able to waive four to eight hours of language depending on the years of high school French you have completed.

If you hope to work in government or business with French-speaking societies, or you simply wish to become proficient in more than one language, consider adding a French minor to your studies.

At Olivet, you will learn from professors who will not only challenge you academically, but who also care about your personal and professional success. Our department is small enough for faculty to know our students on a first name basis. They help to broaden the student experience through a variety of cultural and literary events, in the community, in Chicago, and abroad.

French Careers

Missionary, ESL teacher, translator, government employee, medical professional, social worker, business

A Unique Area of Study

Students may travel to French Canada on a 10-day study trip to earn conversation credit. While practicing their conversation skills, students will tour the area to gain a first-hand appreciation for the culture.

Study Abroad

More than a dozen study abroad programs provide opportunity for experiencing languages in other cultures and countries.

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Serving the Local Community

Spanish students volunteer as translators for Hispanic families in the Kankakee are school systems.

Exposure to World Languages

At Olivet, students can study Spanish, French, Italian, Arabic and Chinese.

Double Majoring in Spanish

Spanish is an excellent choice for double majoring with business, social work and other majors.

A Future with French

For students who plan to work in government or business with French-speaking societies, a French minor is important.

Meet the Faculty

Dr. Kashama Mulamba

Dr. Mulamba is a specialist in applied linguistics; sociolinguistics; pragmatics; and language and culture with emphasis on foreign and second language teaching and learning. He is fluent in English, French, Ciluba and Lingala; nearly fluent in Swahili and Kisonge; and reads and translates Latin.


Modern Languages Faculty

Alumni Careers in Modern Languages:

High school teachers
Teachers of English or Spanish in other countries
Government departments 
Nonprofit organizations
English as a Second Language teachers

Modern Languages with a Christian Purpose

The best way to see if Olivet is a good fit for you is to visit the campus. We offer unique, customized visit days every weekday, and special Purple & Gold days, too, where you can get up close at all things ONU.

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