Watch this short video about why our online Language program is one of the best in the country!
We have made our most popular class even better with a completely revised curriculum. Learn the basics and explore the Francophone world with listening, speaking, reading and writing activities. This practical course will quickly have you talking about family, work, cities and food.
Students must register for the $10 "French 1 - Independent Learners," option in Carnegie Mellon's Open Educational Resource, Elementary French 1.
You will practice speaking in weekly 30-minute online sessions led by an experienced instructor, with a maximum of 3-6 other participants. To get to know all of your classmates, your conversation time will vary between the first or second 30-minute time slot of the hour you registered for. You should be available for either.
The live online sessions begin one week after the scheduled course start date to allow time to work through the first unit of learning material in preparation for the live conversation practice.
Online course materials introduce new grammar and vocabulary and teach pronunciation, listening, and reading skills through videos, audio and interactive exercises. Budget 3-4 hours a week to work through the online asynchronous content.
Course materials become available online on the scheduled course start date and remain accessible for one month after the course ends.
Find out if this is the right level for you with these placement tests: French 1 self-placement test, French 2 self-placement test.
Want to know more about learning a language online? Read Dr. Julie Dahl's blog post about our online course format.
Sections anticipated for spring 2024 (See Upcoming Dates for open sections and more detail):
Tuesdays, March 5–May 14, 5:30–6:30 p.m. CT
Tuesdays, March 5–May 14, 6:45–7:45 p.m. CT
Tuesdays, April 23–July 9, 5:30–6:30 p.m. CT (No virtual conversation on May 28)