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French Department:

French Culture

There is a French/Francophone community in Orange County and in the larger area, such as Los Angeles or San Diego. In the recent years the number of French speakers who have made California their home has increased as they have come in search of work opportunities in different fields from the movie industry to the information technology. This has made it possible for learners of French to access French culture and practice the language locally. Following is a series of organizations, businesses and events built around the French culture and/or French language. Besides trying some of these organizations out, keep an eye on local events, museums and venues who may host French concerts or exhibits.


Brooke Bui, PhD
Dean, Languages & Learning Resources

O: LA 209

Erika Arendts
Sr. Admin. Assistant, Languages & Learning Resources

O: LA 207