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.

  • Make requests and express opinions
  • Express ongoing actions in the past
  • Make comparisons
  • Give formal orders, instructions, and advice
  • Express wishes, hope, and doubt
  • Describe activities in progress

About this course:

This is the second in a sequence of three courses (XL 1, XL 2, XL 3) covering first year college-level French. Instruction emphasizes past and future verb tenses, commands, object pronouns, idiomatic expressions, and the expansion of cultural vocabulary using a communicative, thematically based approach. Conducted entirely in French. Transferable for UC credit.
FRNCH XL 1 Elementary French, or proof of equivalent and consent of instructor at first session.

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