Introductory French

Bonjour! The Introductory French Program at UofL is made up of three 4-credit hour courses (French 121, 122 and 123) which are taught both face-to-face and online. We work on developing your basic French grammar and vocabulary, with practice in listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. You’ll also be exposed to the French-speaking cultures which are found all over the globe.

By the end of FREN 123 (the final course in the Introductory French sequence), successful students should be able to express themselves clearly on many subjects in simple French. They should be able to initiate, maintain, and close simple conversations by asking and responding to simple questions. They should be able to make themselves understood, with some repetition, by speakers accustomed to dealing with non-native speakers. They should also be able to demonstrate an understanding of the cultures of the French-speaking world.

The Introductory French Program serves as the platform for students to continue on into courses at the intermediate and advanced levels at UofL -- and declare a French major. French majors enjoy opportunities for generous scholarship funding and participation in travel, work and study abroad programs. ‘Bon courage!’

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Please note: Students with no record of the study of French on their transcripts, and who are not heritage speakers, are not required to take the WebCAPE Placement Exam. They should inform their A&S Advisor or the Director of Introductory French Courses so that they can register for French 121 without taking this test.