Learning a language opens a door to another culture. Raise your French language competence to near-native standard and gain the linguistic skills needed for efficient negotiation with French speakers, combined with a critical appreciation of the cultural values that lie at the heart of French life. Learn about literature, thought and film, and French politics and society. Enhance your skills, including translating, summary-writing, and delivering written and oral presentations. The third year is normally spent at a partner institution in France or a French-speaking country to allow you to develop your language skills and your knowledge of the culture.