Learn the French basics with listening, speaking, reading and writing activities. French 1 covers introductions, numbers, cities and likes and dislikes. Textbook required: Alter Ego 1.
Instructional videos and interactive online materials in the Canvas course platform introduce new grammar and vocabulary and teach pronunciation, listening and reading skills. Participants should budget 3-4 hours a week to work through the online asynchronous materials in preparation for the live online conversation groups. Participants practice speaking live with the instructor in small groups of 3-6 students in 30-minute weekly sessions. Groups will vary weekly, so participants should be available for the entire one-hour time slot. Online course materials are available one week before the first live conversation class and remain accessible for one month after the course ends.
Want to know more about learning a language online? Read Dr. Julie Dahl's blog post about our online course format.
Sessions are anticipated for spring 2023 (See Upcoming dates for open sections and more detail):
Tuesdays, Jan. 31–April 25, 5:30–6:30 p.m. CT (No virtual conversation session on March 14)
Tuesdays, Jan. 31–April 25, 6:45–7:45 p.m. CT (No virtual conversation session on March 14)
Mondays, Feb. 20–May 15, 5:45–6:45 p.m. CT (No virtual conversation on March 13)
Earn Continuing Education Hours
By participating in this class you will earn:
|University of Wisconsin Continuing Education Units||3.5|
Course runs Feb. 20–May 15, 11 live conversation sessions Mondays, starting Feb. 27. Live conversation small groups are scheduled between 5:45–6:45 p.m. See summary for details. (No virtual conversation session on March 13).
Register through: February 19, 2023
All times shown in central time.
- Cancel before the class start date (the day materials are made available): receive a full refund minus a $25 administrative fee.
- Cancel after the class start date (the day materials are made available) but before the second virtual conversation session: receive an 80 percent refund minus a $25 administrative fee.
- Cancel after the second virtual conversation session: no refund.