Department of French
A wide range of academic areas covered by the largest number of French-related faculty members in Japan
Acquire advanced French language proficiency and in-depth knowledge of the French-speaking world
The French language has been widely used throughout history and across the globe, playing an essential role in arts, diplomacy, and science. Nowadays, French ranks as the fifth most-spoken language in the world, being used in France, Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg, the Canadian province of Quebec, several African states, some of the Caribbean Islands, and many other countries and territories. French is also one of the United Nations' official languages and a working language of different multilateral organizations, such as the European Union and the African Union, thus maintaining its significant status in global and regional affairs.