Department of French and Italian

College of Letters & Science

 

Welcome to Department of French and Italian 

 

Known for our particular intellectual atmosphere of exceptional quality and openness, we have long been recognized for our leadership in literary and critical scholarship, teaching excellence, and pedagogical research and training. We have a long tradition of internationalizing our curriculum, from our decades-old study abroad programs in Italy and the French-speaking world to our doctoral-level research exchanges to our professional master's curricula and required internships.  

 

  • FRIT meets with K12 French teachers to discuss new Teaching Masters Track
  • New (and excited!) French Alum, Joey Grund - Félicitations!
  • Congratulations to all our Spring 2017 French Graduates!
  • Congratulations to our Spring 2017 Italian Graduates!
  • Donor Monie Upham and nephew with Elizabeth Ann Upham Award recipient, Manuela Molina Hernandez

Latest News

June 5, 2017

Congratulations to French Certificate student Tayler Bujnowski, recipient of a $5,000 Henderson-Resnick Internship Scholarship. A double major in Communication Arts and International Studies, Tayler will spend the summer interning at the BMP Film Company in Chicago where she will be involved in media production. Félicitations, Tayler! 

 

May 23, 2017

The Professional French Masters Program announces development of new graduate offerings tailored to K12 teachers of French. The new Masters and Certificate tracks are being designed in collaboration with an Advisory Board of K12 French teachers and administrators from across the state. Expected to launch in 2018, the track will feature online language and pedagogy courses as well as summer sessions in Madison and Aix-en-Provence.

 

May 11, 2017

Ending the academic year with a bang, FRIT faculty, staff, and students collected 89 articles of school supplies, art supplies, and children's books. All items were donated to the Boys & Girls Club of Dane County. Sincere thanks to everyone who participated!

 

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Outreach & Events

Sep 15, 2017

French & Italian Department Picnic and FRIT cup Soccor Challenge! Bring a dish to pass and your own beverage. Plates, cups, siverware, napkins are provided. Guests are welcome!

Oct 6, 2017
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Public Lecture in Italian

Oct 15, 2017
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Featuring Francesca Brenico

Intellectual Endeavors

Onora il Padre e la Madre: Poesie 1977-2010

Book of poems.

Alumni Profile

If you enjoy learning a language, pursue it fully and experience some of the cultures that speak that language. It will enrich your life.