Our Mission

    UAF's French program offers courses in French language, literature, and culture (French-speaking countries included) at all levels. Advanced classes are taught entirely in French with the goal of fluency for all students. Majors and minors are encouraged to go abroad.

    Professor of French: Yelena Matusevich
    Office: Gruening 609C
    Office Hours: Friday 6:00-8:00pm (or by appointment)
    Phone: (907)474-5851

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    Associate Professor of French/Russian: Trina Mamoon
    Office: Gruening 608A
    Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 1:00-2:00pm, Tuesday 11:00am-12:00pm (or by appointment)
    Phone: (907)474-5460

    (to learn more click her photo)

    Adjunct Lecturer of French: Margaret Ransdell-Green

    Office: Gruening 610C

    Office Hours: Monday and Tuesday 1:00-2:00pm (or by appointment)
    Phone: (907)474-7396

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    Our students

    A growing number of UAF students are choosing French as a double major due to the career advantages knowledge of French can offer. By the time our students graduate, they are usually fluent in French.

    The French Club meets each Monday evening at 7pm in the Language Lab. All students or speakers of French are welcome!

    Our Instructors

    Our Opportunities

    We strongly encourage all students to study in a French-speaking country like France, Switzerland, Canada, and many more!

    Attend schools in other parts of the world at UAF tuition. Your options include: International Student Exchange, work abroad, and National Student Exchange .

    For all of which financial aid and scholarships are available.


    We offer beginning, intermediate, and advanced language courses. All of our upper division classes are taught in French, but don't worry, we work up to that. 

    To see a full listing of classes we offer, click here