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 UCalgary 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
M, W
6:30PM to 8:30PM
Sep 23, 2024 to Dec 09, 2024
Schedule and Location
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $449.00
Reading List / Textbook

Title: Vis-à-vis: Beginning French
Edition: 8 (2024)
Authors: Amon 
Publisher: McGraw Hill
Option 1 - Print package: Textbook* and 3-year Connect access (with eBook and online activities), ISBN-13: 9781266126239 
Option 2 - Digital package: 3-year Connect access (with eBook and online activities), ISBN-13: 9781266108655. Students who choose this option will have an opportunity to purchase a loose-leaf version of the textbook at a discounted price directly from their Connect course shell.          

Note that this resource is used in French courses up to level 5.  

Print and digital packages must be purchased through UCalgary Bookstore in order to get a 3-year access to Connect. Call (403) 220-5937 or visit www.calgarybookstore.ca

*Please hold onto the print access card that is shrink-wrapped with the textbook as it contains the access code needed for your course.* 

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.

Note: No classes on Sep 30, Oct 14 & Nov 11, 2024.

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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