This course is an approved global perspectives course and focuses on “French in the Francophone World” featuring various regions in France as well as Asia, the Pacific Islands, and Africa. After a general introduction to each site, the course examines different cultural components. This course is also designed to increase students’ ability to speak, write, read and understand French. Students review basic language structures and vocabulary, as well as develop new language skills. In addition to class meetings on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, students also work with the French native assistant for small-group discussions and projects, usually on Tuesday and Thursday at an agreed upon time.