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. Textbook and workbook required. The Alter Ego 1 textbook and workbook is used for French 1 & 2.

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

The required workbook is also sold online by online vendors.  Make sure to look for ISBN number 9782011558114.  It is generally available on Amazon and at MEP Education.

Sessions available for spring 2023 (See Upcoming Dates for Detail):

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

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Meet your instructor

Agnès Anne-Marie Valley

(BA, Université d'Aix-Marseille and BS, UW-Madison) was born in Marseille where she studied geography before moving to the US to study education and become a French instructor. She has extensive experience teaching French and French culture at all levels and age groups from high school students to adults.