Course Description

Continue to explore verbs in the present tense, including some irregular forms, and expand your knowledge of the past tense. Conversation topics cover vacations, transportation, media and communications. Through role-playing and other exercises, gain more fluency and confidence in speaking French.

Course Details

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe and talk about the past events
  • Express actions, observations, and beliefs
  • Talk about vacations, recreation, and modes of transportation
  • Discuss communication, media, and modern technology
  • Understand native speakers more easily
  • Build sentences more spontaneously
  • Speak more succinctly, with improved pronunciation


Effective 2021, all students in this course are formally assessed with a letter grade. Those who do not wish to be assessed can apply for course audit.

French is spoken in all classes, even at the beginner level.

Full time U of C students are eligible for a 25% discount on French courses. You must phone our office at 403-220-2866 to register with the discount. Valid for 2022-2023 academic year. 


FRE 102 French 2, or equivalent

Applies Towards the Following Program(s)

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Online Synchronous
T, Th
6:30PM to 8:30PM
Jan 16, 2024 to Mar 21, 2024
Schedule and Location
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $399.00
Reading List / Textbook

Title: Vis-à-vis: Beginning French
Edition: 7
Authors: AAmon
Publisher: McGraw Hill
Option 1 - Print package: Textbook and 3-year Connect access (with eBook), ISBN: 9781264601271
Option 2 - Digital package: 3-year Connect access (with eBook), ISBN 9781264594580

Print and digital packages are available for purchase at UCalgary Bookstore. Call (403) 220-5937 Visit the UCalgary Bookstore at www.calgarybookstore.ca.

Section Notes

Classes are held online in real time (Mountain Time) at the specified time and dates.

This course uses:

  • Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L.
  • Zoom web conferencing software.

For more information, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students registered on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Students unfamiliar with online learning are encouraged to take our free Digital Skills for Learning Online course.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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