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The PCC French program offers a variety of courses, ranging from basic and advanced language courses to French culture and cinema. You’ll have opportunities on campus to join the French Club, or you can even participate in two local annual competitions in French writing and poetry. Whether you’re a beginner or already fluent in French, we have something just for you!


We offer elementary to intermediate French courses as well as a variety of culture and history courses. Use the links below to see full course descriptions and the current schedule of classes.

French | Associate of Arts (AA) Degree

Major in French AND earn a degree. By completing the French major program at PCC you will earn an AA degree in French as well as complete many of your lower division major requirements to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in French prior to transferring to a four-year university.

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Foreign Language Proficiency in French | Occupational Skills Certificate

Demonstrate your proficiency in the French Language with an Occupational Skills Certificate! Certificates are available in Basic Proficiency in French (12-13 unit certificate) and Intermediate Proficiency in French (12-14 unit certificate).

French Club

Join the French club to engage with like-minded students and for opportunities to practice your French with your peers.

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Cal-State LA French Poetry Recitation Contest

Each February PCC French students join students from high schools and colleges in neighboring cities to recite poems in French. PCC students have won top honors every year.


The Alliance Française de Pasadena French Writing Contest

As a PCC student studying French you will be able to compete in this local writing contest. Happening every March, our students have consistently taken away top honors!