French 2

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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. 

Prerequisite: French 1.

Course format

For the first five weeks of class, 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.

For the second half of the course, weeks six through ten, you will meet with the entire group for the full hour.  Your instructor will use breakout rooms to facilitate small group work. 

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.

Sessions anticipated for summer 2024 (See Upcoming dates for open sections and more details):

Tuesdays, May 28–Aug. 6, 5:30–6:30 p.m. CT

Sessions anticipated for fall 2024 (See Upcoming dates for open sections and more details):

Wednesdays, Sept. 25–Dec. 11, 5:30–6:30 p.m. CT (No virtual conversation on Nov. 27)

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

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Meet your instructors

Kathy Rokakis

(M.Ed., Central Michigan University)Kathy Rokakis began her career working for Renault, the French automobile company, for 10 years.  She has spent the last 14 years teaching all levels of high school French.  She enjoys sharing her experiences with the French language and diverse culture of the Francophone world with her students.

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.