French 2

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For registration assistance: 608-262-2451
Register by mail: printable registration form



Build your confidence as you improve your ability to converse in the present tense and become familiar with past tenses. French 2 covers activities, professions, descriptions and the past tense. Textbook required: Alter Ego 1.

Prerequisite: French 1.

Course format

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.

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.

The required textbook is sold by many online vendors. Make sure to look for ISBN number 9782011558107.  It is generally available on Amazon and at MEP Education.

Sessions anticipated for spring 2023 (See Upcoming Dates for open sections and more Detail):

Wednesdays, Feb. 15–May 10, 5:45–6:45 p.m. CT (No virtual conversation on March 15)

Wednesdays, Feb. 15–May 10, 7–8 p.m. CT (No virtual conversation on March 15)

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Earn Continuing Education Hours

By participating in this class you will earn:

Instructional Hours 35
University of Wisconsin Continuing Education Units 3.5

Explanation of Continuing Education Hours

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Program Questions?

Contact Christopher Moore at christopher.moore@wisc.edu or 608-262-7389

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Meet your instructors

Fiona Rowe-Keefe

(MA, UW-Milwaukee) has taught French to all levels of learners since 2007. She currently teaches high school French, tutors at the Alliance Française de Milwaukee and teaches online adult learners. She has also taught Spanish and ESL. She enjoys teaching adults because of their dedication to learning and varied experiences.

Stacy Ann Black

(MA, University of Maine) is an online French instructor. She has a degree in French literature and has always been passionate about teaching the beautiful French language. She enjoys working with adult learners who inspire her with their dedication to learning new things. She appreciates that each learner has a unique reason for wanting to learn French.