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Virtual French Language (Intermediate and Advanced)

Rapidly develop your French language skills through online learning.

At a Glance




3 semester French


Sep 20 ‎– Nov 19

Online Component

Sep 20 ‎– Nov 19

Program Countries


Program Base


Critical Global Issue of Study

Identity & Human Resilience

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Please note that SIT will make every effort to maintain its programs as described. To respond to emergent situations, like COVID-19, however, SIT may have to change or cancel programs.

French is the official language of Senegal and a lingua franca in a country with more than 40 official languages. Study with French-speaking instructors based in Senegal and explore the country’s rich francophone identity and culture through music, poetry, and other forms of art.

This program will be delivered through a three-credit online course that is designed to guide intermediate and advanced learners of French through in-class interaction, assignments, music, art, poetry, and other forms of online media.


  • Develop and practice your French skills in a vibrant and welcoming French-speaking environment. 
  • Engage with French through popular forms of art, such as music, poetry, scandalous soap operas, and more. 
  • Build your French skills through lessons with expert instructors.


Three recent semesters of college-level French or equivalent, as assessed by SIT.



The following syllabi are representative of this program. Because courses develop and change over time to take advantage of dynamic learning opportunities, actual course content will vary from term to term.

Please expand the sections below to see detailed course information, including course codes, credits, overviews, and syllabi.

Program Components

  • 45 hours online with video lectures, audio recordings, and practice lessons
  • Immersive language learning focusing on Francophone culture through talks, activities, and popular art and media

French (Online)

Intermediate French (Online) – syllabus
(FREN 2003-2503 / 3 credits)

Advanced French (Online) – syllabus
(FREN 3003-3503 / 3 credits)

Faculty & Staff

Senegal: Virtual French Language (Intermediate and Advanced)

Ousman A. Pame, PhD
Fabienne Ngoné Diouf, PhD

Discover the Possibilities

  • Cost & Scholarships

    The tuition for this program is $1,080. You may be able to use financial aid from your home school, if applicable. Contact your study abroad, advising or financial aid office for more information. SIT Admissions is also available for questions.