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
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
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
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. If you have already purchased the Custom Textbook/Workbook from the Bellevue College... More about French 3
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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 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
Prepare for your next vacation in the "City of Light" with a native instructor who is an experienced Paris traveler and has been teaching the French language for 15 years. Topics presented include: Paris history; overview of the 20 "Arrondissements"... More about When in Paris - do as the Parisians do!