About the Minor
French language students at Ramapo work in small classes and receive
close, individualized attention and encouragement from their professors.
In addition, technical support and personal assistance are available
in the Electronic Learning Facility (ELF). The Electronic Learning
Facility is a ultra-modern lab where, leading-edge technology allows
interactive communications around the world.
In all our courses, French language is used as often as possible.
Classes are conducted with an emphasis on oral communication, but
writing, reading and the study of grammar are fully incorporated in
our methodology. The appropriate sequence of courses enables a student
to acquire a degree of fluency in the language and some insight into
the diverse cultural aspects of the countries where the language is
Additional materials are inserted in the general syllabus in
order to motivate the students to participate effectively in
their language acquisition. Cultural features are conveyed in
order to present an authentic image of the language community.
Texts, documents and other materials are presented with a global
perspective, and stimulate honest, critical thinking among students
on moral, social, political and economic values. Students are
able to enroll in civilization, advanced conversation, cinema,
business, or independent study courses.
In today's world, communication of all kinds is of paramount importance.
The ability to speak to business associates in their own language
both here and abroad can turn awkward and difficult relationships
into success stories. World Languages students at Ramapo will learn
functional skills that will make them proficient and culturally aware
in many areas where language is used such as international affairs,
business, multi-national corporations, international trade, import/export,
education and culture.
The World Language faculty at Ramapo have native fluency in the language
they teach and are familiar with the latest language instruction techniques
and technology. They are prepared to support their students through
demanding but rewarding courses.