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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.

French II

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

2019 Summer
1 section

French: Intermediate Conversation

If you have completed Level IV or the equivalent, take this French course to develop strong communication skills and expand your vocabulary.

2019 Summer
1 section

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.

2019 Summer
1 section

French I

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

2019 Summer
1 section

Italian II

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

2019 Summer
1 section

Italian I

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

2019 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.

2019 Summer
1 section

Exploring Italian Through Timely Topics

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

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.

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.

French III

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

French IV

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

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.

Italian III

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

Italian: Speaking with Confidence and Fluency

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

Discovering French Language and Culture

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