Fall 2017 French Language Courses

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Open until May 19th.

If you have missed this deadline, you may still register for a language class, but run the risk of losing your seat if your section has more students than the maximum enrollment.



Placement Exams*

All first-year, transfer, and/or returning students who studied French prior to entering Columbia/Barnard must take the placement exam before taking any Barnard French courses. The test is all multiple choice (50 questions), takes about 45 minutes and covers grammar, vocabulary, sentence comprehension, translation, and short translation passage. Questions about the exam should be directed to Professor Isabelle Jouanneau-Fertig at ijouanne@barnard.edu


Fall 2017 Exam

Friday, September 1st


Milbank 405


*Policy on No Exemption from General Education Requirements through Advanced Placement and/or International Baccalaureate Credits: Students Entering Fall 2016 and thereafter
Students entering Barnard in Fall 2016 and thereafter will receive points of credit for Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) credit, but these credits will not exempt students from General Education Requirements. Further information may be found on the Registrars website.




Translating Theatre Workshop 2017 


A hands-on practicum on translating for the theatre

Languages: French and English

Location: Columbia Global Centers | Paris at Reid Hall, Paris  FRANCE

Dates: May 22-June 8, 2017