Comprehensive French Classes, level 1 (FREN100)

Part of: Comprehensive French

Course description

This is the introductory level of our series of four comprehensive courses for complete beginners, focusing on all four basic language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Classes feature a balance of structural and communicative activities to optimize learning.

Classes meet twice weekly for two hours, for two 13-week semesters. No experience or initial assessment is necessary for September entry. Entrance at midpoint in January is possible if your initial level is sufficient. Small classes (maximum 18) enhance individual participation. 

Learning objectives

This course will focus on all the structures, vocabulary and pronunciation necessary to perform tasks such as:

  • introduce yourself
  • speak about the date, time, weather, family, occupation, lodging, food and education
  • describe things and people
  • ask and answer simple yes/no questions and information questions in the present tense
  • indicate possession


No prerequisite to enter in September if you consider yourself a true beginner. Book a level assessment to enter in January.


Register for fall term and spring term separately.


A textbook Défi 1 (A1): livre de l'élève et cahier d'exercises is mandatory.

Level assessment

Students may enter the program at any level if their initial level is sufficient. A level assessment is necessary to enter the program at a higher level than level one or in January. Please book your assessment by calling 250-721-8630 or by email ar

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