The French Department offers a wide range of courses in French and francophone language and literature, contemporary France, cinema, and more. All courses are taught entirely in French.
|Students perform Molière's Le Malade Imaginaire in the Château theater.|
Middlebury College has its own School in France, with sites in Paris, Poitiers, and Bordeaux as well as a school in Cameroon, Africa. A large number of students-by no means limited to French or International Studies majors-study in France, Cameroon or another francophone country every year. It is possible to begin French at Middlebury and study abroad in the junior year, sometimes in combination with a summer at the French School.
Le Château was built in 1929 as one of the first Maisons françaises in the country. It houses French Department courses, French faculty offices, and a theater for foreign language productions.