French 3


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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.

Course format

You will practice speaking in weekly one-hour online sessions led by an experienced instructor, with a maximum of 12 participants. 

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, audios, 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.

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 spring 2024 (See Upcoming Dates for open sections and more 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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Program Questions?

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

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Meet your instructors

Sage Goellner

Sage Goellner (PhD, UW-Madison) is an associate professor of French and Continuing Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

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.