World Languages Institute: French

Whether you want to speak French for business or personal reasons, our classes are a great way to learn. And our classes cover the full range of proficiency levels from beginning to advanced.

Beginning French classes introduce you to basic vocabulary and expressions used in everyday situations.

Beginning lessons cover how to:
•Ask and respond to simple questions
•Engage in simple conversations
•Interact in social, business, and travel situations
•Read a variety of basic written materials
•Write simple sentences on everyday topics

Intermediate and advanced classes build on your existing skills to help you read, write, and speak French with greater fluency.

Intermediate and advanced lessons teach you how to:
•Engage in conversations with ease and confidence
•Increase your proficiency in French grammar and vocabulary
•Read and understand the meaning of French texts and articles
•Write short essays on common topics
•Deepen your understanding of current French culture

Classes meet once a week for 5-10 weeks. All instructors are fluent French speakers with extensive teaching experience.

Current French Classes

  • French 3 Intensive

    For students who have taken 2 quarters of French or the equivalent. This twice-weekly course will give you practice opportunities using the ... More »

  • French 1

    For students with little or no previous knowledge of French. Participants will learn basic verb conjugations and usage, simple conversations... More »

  • French 1 Intensive

    This twice-weekly course is for beginners who have never studied the French language but wish to learn at a faster pace. Participants will l... More »

  • French 2

    Students will continue to learn basic structures while expanding expression in practical situations. Topics may include transportation, dire... More »

  • French 3

    Students will learn to use past verb tenses, and topics may include historical and holiday traditions. Required text: Deux Mondes - 7th ed.,... More »

  • Basic Conversational French

    Immerse yourself in French and boost your pronunciation, listening comprehension and speaking skills! A maximum class size of 12 ensures hig... More »

  • French 4

    For students who have had three quarters of French or the equivalent. Activities will be conversation-based with emphasis on use in practica... More »

  • French in Review: Levels 1 - 4

    This class offers a review of the vocabulary, expressions, and grammatical concepts introduced in French 1 through 4. Emphasis is on practic... More »

  • French Grammar Tune-Up

    This course aims to help you review, understand, and master some of the more challenging French grammar concepts introduced in the first fou... More »

  • French 5

    This course is for students who have studied the basic concepts of the language and who wish to expand vocabulary and fluency to carry on in... More »

  • French Potpourri

    Discover the pleasures of reading in French and deepen your understanding of the French language and culture. Explore its music, art, film, ... More »

  • Intermediate Conversational French

    Immerse yourself in French and boost your pronunciation, listening comprehension, and speaking skills. A maximum class size of 12 ensures hi... More »

  • French 7

    This intermediate-advanced level course is for students who have studied the basic concepts of the language and wish to review French gramma... More »

  • Introduction to French for Teens

    Would you like to improve your French speaking skills? Do you want to get a jump start on your French classes you will take at school? This ... More »

  • Hard French Grammar Made Easy for Teens

    A simplification of the more difficult areas of the French language, including the subjunctive, indirect and direct object pronouns, y, en, ... More »

  • French for Travelers

    Preparing for a trip to France? This interactive class is the perfect choice for travelers to a French speaking country who would like to l... More »

  • Survival French for the Traveler

    Planning a trip to France? This fast-paced class prepares you for almost anything French and focuses on pronunciation basics and essential t... More »

  • When in Paris - do as the Parisians do!

    Prepare for your next vacation in the "City of Light" with a native instructor who lived in Paris, France, for 10 years. Topics presented in... More »

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