French Language Conversation Classes: Beginner

Part of: French Language Conversation Classes

Course description

This course is intended for near-beginners in French. It allows them to practice their oral skills at a level with which they are comfortable and to gain more fluency and more confidence in using the language in a variety of basic day-to-day situations.

Learning objectives

Students in this level will learn and practice language skills needed in simple everyday situations such as:

  • speaking on the telephone to make reservations
  • asking for and giving directions
  • giving a definition
  • clarifying a statement
  • asking and answering information questions (where, when who, what, how, why)
  • introduction to tenses other than the present


You can register for this level if you have taken the Introductory course at least once, or if you already know how to do the following in French:

  • count up to 20
  • spell your name
  • give your address and phone number
  • speak about yourself, your family, your work, the weather or the time and date
  • identify basic shapes and colours
  • ask and answer basic yes/no questions


French Language courses are offered three times per year:

  • September (registration opens in June)
  • January (registration opens in November)
  • April (registration opens in November)

Additional Information

This level can be taken as many times as necessary. It’s not intended to take students directly to the Intermediate level.

Students who wish to study in a program where they can move steadily from one level to the next—and where emphasis is also put on the written language—are encouraged to take courses in the Comprehensive French series instead.

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