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 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.

Textbook and workbook purchase required: French 1 & 2 Textbook, French 1 & 2 Workbook

Sections available for spring 2022 (See upcoming dates for more detail):

Thursdays, Feb. 3–April 28,  5:30–6:30 p.m. CT. (No virtual conversation March 24)

Thursdays, Feb. 3–April 28, 6:45–7:45 p.m. CT. (No virtual conversation March 24)

Wednesdays, Jan. 26–April 20, 5:30–6:30 p.m. CT. (No virtual conversation March 16)

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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

Registration Questions?

Email registrations@pyle.wisc.edu or call 608-262-2451.

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Meet your instructor(s)

Agnès Anne-Marie Valley

(Université d'Aix-Marseille) was born in Marseille and has made her home in Madison. She enjoys teaching French to high school students as well as adults.

Fiona Rowe-keefe