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French and Italian

  • Beginning to Advanced Levels
  • Grounded in Cultural Contexts
  • Provides an Immersive Learning Experience

For business or pleasure, studying French or Italian can broaden your opportunities and enrich your life. These courses allow you to establish, enhance, or perfect your reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. Through professional instruction, you will expand your understanding of dialect, grammar, intonations, and word usage while improving idiomatic and grammatical conversational abilities.

Conversational Italian

If you have had some prior exposure to the Italian language, then this high-beginner-level course will help you to build upon that knowledge.

2019 Spring
1 section

Finessing Your French Grammar

Find your inner voice in written French through this online course, which provides you with an arsenal of strategies to help you master the language.

2019 Spring
1 section

French I

Establish a solid foundation in French with basic pronunciation, vocabulary, expressions, and grammar that allow for effective communication.

2018 Fall
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

French II

Improve your French language skills and expand the range of your conversational ability.

2018 Fall
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

French III

Hone your listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills and continue to expand your grammatical tools and vocabulary in French.

2018 Fall
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

French IV

Engage in conversations on a wider range of topics, and learn how to employ the necessary lexical and grammatical means in French.

2019 Spring
1 section

French: Spoken Contemporary

If you are interested in improving your fluency in French, take this course to fine-tune your reading comprehension, grammar, and vocabulary.

2018 Fall
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Italian II

Continue to expand your vocabulary and to master more advanced grammatical structures in Italian.

2018 Fall
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Italian III

Expand your vocabulary, master more complex grammatical structures, and become a more confident speaker of Italian.

2018 Fall
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Exploring Italian Through Timely Topics

This dynamic and interactive course takes the Italian language off the page through lively classroom discussion and cultural outings.

2019 Spring
1 section

Italian I

Acquire the basic pronunciation, vocabulary, useful expressions, and fundamental grammatical notions for effective communication in Italian.

2018 Fall
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Discovering Italian Through Timely Topics

If you have never studied Italian, then develop basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills by exploring engaging, current topics.

2018 Fall
1 section

Inspired by the News and Real Life: Reading and Writing Fiction and "Exofiction" in French

Study reality-inspired works by 21st-century French novelists, and write your own short pieces of fiction in French that are based on news stories.

2018 Fall
1 section

Discovering French Language and Culture

Gain the French language skills to understand conversations about basic topics, share information, and engage in brief exchanges.

2018 Fall
1 section

French: Accelerated I and II

This accelerated introductory course covers French pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary in a cultural context.

Inspired by Real Life: Reading and Writing Exofiction in French

Explore “exofiction,” a new literary phenomenon that takes inspiration from real life, while improving your writing in French.

Italian: Accelerated I and II

This fast-paced Italian course condenses the material covered in two levels into the time it normally takes to complete one.

Italian: Accelerated III and IV

Take this fast-paced Italian course to expand your vocabulary, master more complex grammatical structures, and be able to hold simple conversations.