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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.

Discovering French Language and Culture

If you have never studied French, take this course to develop basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in the language.

2017 Fall
1 section

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.

2017 Fall
1 section

French I

This introductory French course covers basic pronunciation, vocabulary, useful expressions, and grammar that allow for effective communication.

2017 Fall
1 section

French II

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

2017 Summer
+ 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.

2017 Fall
1 section

French IV

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

2017 Fall
1 section

French: Accelerated I and II

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

2017 Summer
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

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.

2017 Summer
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Inspired by the News: Reading and Writing French Fiction in the 21st Century

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.

2017 Fall
1 section

Italian I

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

2017 Summer
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Italian II

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

2017 Summer
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Italian III

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

2017 Fall
1 section

Culture and Language Bootcamp for Work and Study Abroad: French

Immerse yourself in French and learn the skills to succeed in French-speaking academic or work settings in just three weeks.

2017 Summer
1 section

Exploring Today's French Society: Migration, Culture, and Values Through Media

Attain better comprehension and speaking skills in French, while learning about important sociocultural issues in France today.

French: Advanced Creative Writing

Find your inner voice in written French as many great writers—from Samuel Beckett to Milan Kundera—have done.

Improving French Fluency Through Acting

Work on your pronunciation and rhythm and expand your vocabulary in French, while discovering modern French playwrights.

Italian Advanced Immersive Conversation and Culture

In this immersive, fast-paced learning program, consolidate prior language acquisition and advance your Italian to a new level of proficiency.

Italian Grammar and Conversation

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

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: Intermediate Conversation

Build upon your knowledge of Italian to develop stronger communication skills, expand your vocabulary, and improve your grammatical accuracy.