Elementary French

Learn French online through our first year college-level course to develop linguistic fluency and gain proficiency in all four communicative skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) as well as cultural competence. 
Starting at $688.00
As few as 11 weeks
4.0 Credits

What you can learn.

  • Build a solid foundation of vocabulary and grammar
  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic communicative conventions
  • Explore the cultures of the French-speaking world

About this course:

This course begins a sequence of three courses (XL 1, XL 2, XL 3) covering first year college-level French using a communicative, thematically based approach. This approach develops speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills, as well as an understanding of the cultures of the French-speaking world. The course integrates vocabulary, grammar, and cultural insights with themes related to personal experiences, French lifestyle, and travel. Conducted entirely in French; no previous knowledge of French required. Not open to students who have learned, from whatever source, enough French to qualify for more advanced courses. Academic credit not available to native speakers. Transferable for UC credit.

Spring 2019 Schedule

These courses are fully online, and there are no in-person classroom meetings.

Enrollment Closed
Instructor: Stephane Muller
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Midterm and final exams are proctored online; additional requirements include microphone, headphones/speakers, and webcam. Enrollment limited to 25 students. Visitors not permitted. Enrollment deadline: April 5, 2019. Internet access required. Materials required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 5, 2019
Course Requirements
Book: Atelier, Student Edition, Spiral Bound Version by Kimberly Jansma and Margaret Kassen

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Speak to a program representative. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm
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