Who is taking French and why?

Helene Ossipov

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In the Spring 1996 semester, first- and fourth-semester students at Arizona State University were surveyed to find out why they had chosen to study French, whether they planned to continue studying French, and what courses they would like to see offered. The responses to this survey indicated that our students plan to visit France or a French-speaking area, that they are most interested in gaining fluency in French, and that they would like to see a variety of classes offered. Although literature classes were a popular option for many students, a considerable number indicated interest in classes in French for special purposes, language classes, and culture classes. These responses tell us that offering a range of diverse classes can attract and retain students in French programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)157-167
Number of pages11
JournalForeign Language Annals
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Linguistics and Language


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