All courses are conducted in French with the exception of the first-year seminar (120) and the Romance Language and Literatures Seminar (321) in which the course is taught in English but all reading and writing are done in French. In language courses, students work with native French and Francophone assistants in small supplementary conversation groups. Technological resources—Web-based and computer-assisted applications, videoconferencing, iMovie, and various multimedia tools—are used in courses at all levels to foster individual learning and to promote communication with the international community. A comprehensive library of DVDs and classic French texts is maintained in the department office. Study abroad during the junior year is encouraged and Mount Holyoke has its own programs in Montpellier, France, and is also affiliated with the Sweet Briar College Junior Year in France Program.