French is not merely the language of France but is one of the world’s most important languages in terms of speaker numbers and its role in science, industry and international diplomacy. Fluency in French opens up dynamic and fast-changing parts of the world outside Europe, including North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, as well as parts of the Caribbean, the Indian Ocean and the Pacific. A mastery of this language brings with it access to cultural products including world literature and cinema, but also important social, cultural, historical and linguistic debates. The French subject group at Liverpool is a small and friendly unit with four first-language French speakers among its staff. Our team consists of dedicated language tutors and academic researchers who are international experts in their fields. We research and teach French colonial history, the Second World War, the mediaeval and Renaissance periods, French film, and sociolinguistics. We offer a supportive environment in and out of the classroom, e-learning resources and close supervision during the year abroad in a francophone country. Our students participate in a number of extracurricular activities, including the regular Café français, and the Departmental football team. You’ll also have access to the excellent resources at The Sydney Jones Library in addition to the School’s own, library which is stocked with language learning materials and an extensive foreign language film collection and houses a satellite TV suite where students can watch television in any of a number of languages. In the Modern Languages Building there is also a language lab, recently refitted with state-of-the-art technology and a dedicated computer centre.