This is the beginner level of our French Language Diploma Program, focusing on all four basic language skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing). Classes meet twice weekly for two hours, for two 13-week semesters. Entrance at midpoint in January is possible if your initial level is sufficient. Small classes (maximum 18) enhance individual participation. Classes feature a balance of structural and communicative activities and an important cultural content to optimize learning.
This course will focus on all the structures, vocabulary and pronunciation necessary to perform tasks such as:
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
The cultural content will focus on such themes as education, family traditions, housing, travel, food and shopping in various parts of the Francophone world (France, Quebec, Switzerland, Haiti, etc.).
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 (Invitation au monde francophone) is mandatory. The same textbook is used for levels 100, 200 and 300.
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. Please book your assessment by calling 250-721-8630 or by e-mail ar firstname.lastname@example.org.
A full refund will be provided if you withdraw from the course prior to the start date. A refund, less a $50 administrative fee, will be issued if you withdraw during the first two weeks from the start date. No refunds after two weeks. Depending on your method of payment, a refund will be either mailed to you or credited to your credit card.