The largest country in western Europe as well as in the European Union, France is home to over 66 million inhabitants, making French one of the most common languages used in Europe. Growing in influence throughout the Middle Ages and achieving a level of prestige unmatched in the 19th Century, France remains a powerful country in the areas of philosophy, science, politics, and military strength. Today, France maintains a high standard of living, enjoying outstanding levels of education, health care, life expectancy, civil liberties, and human development.

The French language remains in wide usage throughout the world in areas ranging from diplomacy to science to literature. In all French courses, students are provided quality instruction of the French language as well as the culture of those who speak it.

The Linden Public Schools provide a course of study in French beginning in the sixth grade. In both middle schools, French is offered both as single-marking period courses as well as for full-year study. At Linden High School, French is provided to all levels ranging from a beginning level up to and including Honors French V. As an option, a course in International Baccalaureate French may be chosen by students in the International Baccalaureate program.

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French Club

Students meet and discuss current events about the francophone world as well as enjoying aspects of French culture and language.

French NHS

Members are LHS students who have distinguished themselves in the study of French as well as related topics. To become a member, prospective students have to maintain at least an 85 average in French and apply through the American Association of Teachers of French.

Overseen by the American Association of teachers of French, this prestigious club recognizes students that have excelled in the study of the French language and culture.

French Exchange

This club enhances students exchange between high schools in Arras – France and Linden High school.