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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.

This Summer, study from anywhere in the world in the safety and comfort of your home through online or remote instruction.

Fine-Tune Your French Through Film

Improve your knowledge of French by watching contemporary French language films and TV series and then engaging in lively discussions about them.

2021 Summer
1 section

French I

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

2021 Summer
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.

2021 Summer
1 section

Finessing Your French Grammar

Gain strategies to help you master French, and practice them with intense drills, engaging class discussions of current topics, and literary excerpts.

French II

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

French: Language and Culture

If you have completed at least Level II, or the equivalent, of French language study, this course will help you build upon that knowledge.

Inspired by Real Life: Reading and Writing Exofiction in French

Explore French exofiction—a new literary phenomenon similar to biopics that takes inspiration from real-life events—and other...

Italian II

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

Italian: Language and Culture

If you have completed at least Level II, or the equivalent, of Italian language study, this course will help you build upon that knowledge.

Pandemics and Post-Colonialism in French Literature

In this course for high-intermediate or greater French language students, explore novels that deal with pandemics at different periods of history.

Italian I

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

Italian for Professionals I

This course focuses on Italian for the professional and provides the fundamentals for clear and effective communication in Italian. Taught in...