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Which Classes to Take

No previous study or French instruction

If you have no previous study or French instruction please register for French 101.


1 – 3 years of French

In French 102, emphasis is placed on oral proficiency with pronunciation exercises and conversational practice and the development of reading and writing skills. The course includes drill in the essential constructions and basic vocabulary of French, complemented by short films and cultural presentations.


3 years of French, instruction almost entirely in French

French 201 is designed to increase students’ vocabulary and to improve mastery of language skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. The course provides a thorough review of grammar as well as an emphasis on conversational proficiency, expository writing, and Francophone culture.


4 years of French, instruction almost entirely in French

French 201 is designed to increase students’ vocabulary and to improve mastery of language skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. The course provides a thorough review of grammar as well as an emphasis on conversational proficiency, expository writing, and Francophone culture.


4 years of French + immersion experience in a Francophone environment or other significant factor

French 205, 207, and 208 are all at the same level. The number sequence refers to content, not level. It is possible to take these courses in any sequence and to take more than one of them.<


5 years of French

French 205, 207, and 208 are all at the same level. The number sequence refers to content, not level. It is possible to take these courses in any sequence and to take more than one of them.


5 years of French + AP scores of 4 or 5

French 235, 240, 250 and 251 are all at the same level. The number sequence refers to content, not level. It is possible to take these courses in any sequence and to take more than one of them.


5 years of French + immersion experience in a Francophone environment or other significant factor

French 235, 240, 250 and 251 are all at the same level. The number sequence refers to content, not level. It is possible to take these courses in any sequence and to take more than one of them.

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