French Opportunities & Activities

French at Western

Students in the French program are encouraged to take advantage of experiential learning opportunities and extracurricular activities to extend their language practice outside the classroom.

  • La Table Française: WWU’s student-led French club
  • French 425: departmental tutoring
  • Western Employee Language Program: student-led conversation and culture courses for WWU faculty and staff

French After Graduation

The Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF): The French Ministry of Education offers paid teaching assistantship positions in French primary and secondary schools to American citizens every year. The Assistantship application for the following school year is posted in the Fall Quarter.



  • Foreign Correspondent
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • International Business Consultant
  • Interpreter
  • Language Teacher
  • Linguist
  • Translator
  • Travel Writer