You will have the opportunity to review and practice your French while learning about French and Francophone cultures. Using authentic cultural material, we will work on building vocabulary, listening and writing skills, reviewing grammar and improving conversational abilities.
Prerequisite: French 2.
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. For the first sessions, you will meet with your instructor in small groups of 3-6 students for 30-minutes, then move to one-hour sessions with 6-12 students. 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.
The required textbook, "Alter Ego 1" 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 fall 2023 (See Upcoming Dates for open sections and more Detail):
Thursdays, Sept. 7–Nov. 30, 5:30–6:30 p.m. CT (No virtual conversation session on Nov. 23)