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.

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Current French Classes

  • Basic Conversational French

    Immerse yourself in French and boost your pronunciation, listening comprehension and speaking skills! A maximum class size of 12 ensures high student participation and superior learning outcomes. Communicate in practical real-life contexts, and increase your vocabulary, fluency and confidence. Prerequisite:... More about Basic Conversational French

  • French 1

    For students with little or no previous knowledge of French. Participants will learn basic verb conjugations and usage, simple conversations, and pronunciation of the alphabet, as well as cultural information. Required text: Deux Mondes Intro to French ISBN: Text 978-0073386454,... More about French 1

  • French 2

    Students will continue to learn basic structures while expanding expression in practical situations. Topics may include transportation, directions, shopping, and daily routines. . Required text: Deux Mondes Intro to French ISBN: Text 978-0073386454, Workbook 978-0077412708. Check online for best prices,... More about French 2

  • French 3

    Students will learn to use past verb tenses, and topics may include historical and holiday traditions. Required text: Deux Mondes Intro to French ISBN: Text 978-0073386454, Workbook 978-0077412708. Check online for best prices, not available at BC bookstore More about French 3

  • French 4

    For students who have had three quarters of French or the equivalent. Activities will be conversation-based with emphasis on use in practical situations. Grammar will include practice with tenses other than the present. Required text: Deux Mondes Intro to French... More about French 4

  • 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 increasingly complex conversational situations.. Required text: Deux Mondes Intro to French ISBN: Text 978-0073386454, Workbook... More about French 5

  • French 6

    This intermediate-advanced level course is for students who have studied the basic concepts of the language and wish to review French grammar and lexicon and strengthen their comprehension, fluency, speaking and writing.. Required text: Deux Mondes Intro to French ISBN:... More about French 6

  • French 7

    This intermediate-advanced level course is for students who have studied the basic concepts of the language and wish to review French grammar and lexicon and strengthen their comprehension, fluency, speaking and writing. Prerequisite: six quarters of French or equivalent. More about French 7

  • French Book Club

    This class aims to strengthen reading comprehension, vocabulary, and pronunciation. Throughout the quarter, students will focus on reading 1 novel and literature selections will vary by quarter. Intended for students in French level 4 or above (intermediate). More about French Book Club

  • 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 four levels of French. Prerequisite: 4 quarters of French or equivalent. More about French Grammar Tune-Up

  • French Potpourri

    Discover the pleasures of reading in French and deepen your understanding of the French language and culture. Explore its music, art, film, news, literature and history and engage in a variety of activities aimed at developing your reading and listening... More about French Potpourri

  • French Pronunciation Made Easy

    Speaking French is more than just knowing the vocabulary and grammar rules - you also need to pronounce the letters correctly and have knowledge of phonics. In this course we will give you opportunities to practice through daily life dialogues... More about French Pronunciation Made Easy

  • French Through Current Events

    See France the way the French do! Read and discuss current events using the latest publications, while enriching your vocabulary and pronunciation. This is an advanced level course designed for students with high fluency. Class is taught entirely in French. More about French Through Current Events

  • Intermediate Conversational French

    Immerse yourself in French and boost your pronunciation, listening comprehension, and speaking skills. A maximum class size of 12 ensures high student participation and superior learning outcomes. Emphasis is placed on communicating in practical real-life situations with the objective to... More about Intermediate Conversational French

  • Survival French for the Traveler

    "Parlez-vous français? Oui!" Anyone can learn the basics of the French language in just three hours. Learn to pronounce challenging French sounds, exchange greetings, order popular dishes and wines from a French menu, and receive valuable cultural tips to ease... More about Survival French for the Traveler

  • Variations Françaises

    Variations Françaises is an opportunity to improve your conversational fluency in French while examining a panorama of French culture and society through movies, commercials, poems, songs and other media. We will discuss how these works reflect French culture and how... More about Variations Françaises