This course is for beginners to practice oral French. It can be taken multiple times, as themes will vary each term. This course will not prepare you for the next level. Students who wish to progress to an advanced level should register in ComprehensiveFrench. Register for this course if you have taken Level 1 (formerly Introductory) or if you know how to: count up 20, spell your name, give your address and phone number, identify basic shapes and colours, ask/ answer basic yes or no questions and speak about; yourself; your family; your work; the weather; time and date.
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 Level 1 (formerly 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
This level can be taken as many times as necessary. It’s not intended to take students directly to the Level 3 (formerly 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.
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).