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Why study French

What distinguishes French at Maynooth is a strong tradition of teaching the French language, literature and culture, with much teaching taking place through the medium of French. Our programmes cover periods from old French to the present day, and a span of French-speaking regions around the globe.

French opens a world of exciting opportunities. While gaining a thorough grounding in the language, you will also acquire a familiarity with the vibrant cultures and diverse histories associated with this world language.

French is offered in a friendly, supportive environment at non-beginner level (post-Leaving Certificate, or equivalent) from first year and there are currently over 200 undergraduates and a number of masters and doctoral students in the Department.
 

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