Course Description

Develop your fluency in French in this beginner conversation class. The course focuses on pronunciation, idioms, sentence structure, oral expression and short presentations on current topics and themes of interest. Students are given plenty of opportunity to practice speaking and listening by working in pairs and small groups in a relaxed setting.


Course Details

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

  • Have simple conversations in French
  • Use basic grammar in simple interactions
  • Use the most common tenses (present, past, future)
  • Speak French with more confidence


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 2019-2020 academic year. 


FRE 103 French 3 or equivalent

Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s)


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Online Synchronous
Apr 15, 2020 to Jun 17, 2020
Schedule and Location
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $225.00
Reading List / Textbook

No textbook is required but Contacts, 9th edition by Valette and Velette can be used as a reference.


Section Notes

Classes are held online in real time (Mountain Time) from April 15 to June 17, 2020 - Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

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 who register on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

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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