Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
French Studies



  • Will you be ready for 2050?

    According to a study by investment bank Natixis, French could become the most-spoken language in the world, ahead of English and even Mandarin.  Read on.   More »
  • Heureux Chocolat!

    Skye Paine '00, Assistant Professor of French at SUNY-Brockport, returned to his alma mater to deliver a talk: "Heureux Chocolat: the History of Chocolate in France." Professor Paine explained the history of France and its food culture by examining its complicated relationship with chocolate. Read more here     More »
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    Publications, honors, and creative works

    Professor Edward Gallagher published “‘Saint Adorata,’ a Translation of Apollinaire’s ‘Sainte Adorata’” in Metamorphoses, a Journal of Literary Translation (Fall 2013). More »
  • Trip to the Alps

    Thao Hoang, Henry Arsenault, Chloe Sarapas and Daryl Olson enjoyed their ski trip to the Alps. They are currently studying in Montpellier, France. More »
  • Rendez-vous parisien

    Professor Anderson was recently reunited in Paris with seven French language assistants going all the way back to 1996.  The group convened at a restaurant in the 11ème arrondissement to celebrate nearly two decades of the French Assistantship program.  The food was terrific and the reminiscing copious. Many Wheaton alums began a lifelong friendship with […] More »
  • Professor Gallagher's translation selected as an Outstanding Academic Title of 2013

    Professor Edward J. Gallagher's translation of The Romance of Tristan and Iseut has been selected by Choice (published by the American Library Association) as an Outstanding Academic Title of 2013. In making the selection, the editors considered the following criteria: • overall excellence in presentation and scholarship • importance relative to other literature in the […] More »
  • Chanson et poésie

    Professor Anderson's French 201 and 202 students concluded their semester with a recital of songs and poetry. Here, Phoebe Wareham '16 sings Carla Bruni's "Quelqu'un m'a dit". The event, held in lieu of a final exam, has taken place each semester for more than a decade. Some 500 students have participated, with lots of frayed […] More »
  • Bon séjour en France!

    Congratulations to our France-bound students accepted into study-abroad programs! Montpellier: Henry Arsenault, Chloe Sarapas, Daryl Olson, Thao Hoang Paris: Sarah Balun, Xue Gong Rennes: Julia Schirrmeister More »
  • Et hop!

    Professors Danehy & Walsh prepared crêpes at the Junior Year in France information session in the Lyon's Den café as Emma Silver '14 told students about her year in Paris. More »
  • Crêpes au Nutella!

    The French Studies faculty and seniors back from France will host an informational session in the Lyon's Den on Tuesday 29 October at 7 p.m. Want to study in France? Serve as intern for a French company? Come to learn more about programs in Paris, Montpellier, or Francophone Africa. Or just enjoy some live French […] More »