Course code:



I - Introductory

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This course helps beginners develop basic proficiencies in all four skill areas - listening, speaking, reading and writing—using a workshop format drawing on the internet resources and pedagogical methods of the French language institute at CAVILAM in Vichy, France.

In addition, through readings and discussions, students will learn some fundamental concepts about the cultures and literatures of French-speaking areas of the world. The class meets four times a week for 1.5 hours each day.

Class time will be devoted to lectures, pair work, small- and large-group discussions, use of internet resources, and extensive written and oral practice of structure and vocabulary. Students will be evaluated through written and oral tests, class participation, short papers, and oral presentations.


Placement exam required to confirm level.

Always visit the Registrar's Office for the official course catalog and schedules.