This introductory level course is intended for complete beginners and is normally only taken once. In this class, you will become familiar with the sounds of French and gain confidence in pronunciation. You’ll also acquire basic “survival” skills in French such as greetings and thanks.
Register for this level if you have no previous knowledge or experience with French or can recognize a few French words.
Students in this level will become familiar with the sounds of the French language, develop confidence in pronouncing them, and acquire basic "survival" skills in French, such as:
greetings and thanks
forms of address
basic vocabulary and structures to tell the time, give an address and a telephone number, spell their name
ask and answer simple yes/no questions about familiar topics (family, work)
This course has no prerequisite and is intended for those who have never studied French before.
A full course refund will only be provided if you withdraw from the course prior to the course start date. A refund, less a $15 administrative fee, will be issued if you withdraw within 6 calendar days after the official course start date. Depending on your method of payment, a refund will be either mailed to you or credited to your credit card.
Continuing Studies statement on use of educational technology
This course may use education technology such as internet-based applications, cloud services, or social media. In order to complete this course you will be required to either consent to the disclosure of your personal information outside of Canada to enable use of these technologies, or work with the Division of Continuing Studies to explore other privacy protective options (such as using an alias or nickname).