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 semester, study in-person or from anywhere in the world from the safety and comfort of your home through online or remote instruction.

Explore French Culture Through Film

Explore a wide range of 21st century French films and engage in lively discussions of French history and culture.

2023 Spring
1 section

Inspired by Real Life: Reading and Writing Exofiction in French

Register for this Fall 2022 course on the new NYU SPS Academy of Lifelong Learning website. Explore French exofiction—a new literary...

2022 Fall
1 section

21st-Century Italian Cinema, Society, and Culture

Explore how, in Italian cinema, food can be a window into culture, history, and communication.

2022 Fall
1 section

French I

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

Italian II

This course focuses on strengthening the use of the present tense in daily life situations. Through a variety of paired, small-group, and...

Italian for Travelers

Are you planning a trip to Italy and need a survival kit to help build your confidence before you travel? In this course, you will learn how to...

Italian I

This course focuses on the pronunciation, vocabulary, useful expressions, and grammatical structures that allow for effective communication in...

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.