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. 


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.

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