French Beginner 1

If you have little or no previous knowledge of French, Beginner 1 is the right level for you. Speak and hear French from the first day as you quickly gain basic conversation skills to communicate information about yourself, your family and friends, your work, and your daily life. Learn grammar, pronunciation, expressions and vocabulary that allow you to function in everyday settings.

Practise your new language skills in a relaxed environment with the support of our passionate and experienced instructors. Between classes, you can practise your skills using online resources chosen by your instructor.

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to:

  • introduce and identify yourself, and greet others
  • tell time
  • give and ask for a telephone number or address
  • describe one’s family and friends
  • ask for and give directions
  • speak about one’s tastes, preferences and interests
  • speak about everyday actions
  • accept or decline an invitation
  • order in a restaurant, and make reservations.

Download a detailed course outline.

How am I Assessed?
This is a non-credit course without letter or numerical grades. You receive verbal feedback on your conversation and grammar skills from your instructor during class. Written homework is typically corrected in class. Some lesson modules may include quizzes.

Technology Requirements
You’ll need access to a laptop or desktop computer or tablet, an email account, and internet access and an up-to-date web browser. For real-time classes, you’ll also need access to a video camera and microphone.

Textbook
There is no textbook for this course.

Course Format

Choose from two formats:

  • 100% online, instructor-supported with real-time classes or,
  • Blended – Class sessions alternate between 100% online, instructor-supported real-time classes and in-person sessions. Classes may be held once a week or twice a week.

Learn more about online learning at Extended Learning.

Available Sessions

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Jan 21, 2023-Mar 25, 2023 | Sat | 10:00 AM-12:00 PM | UBC Robson Square | $390.00

Format: In-Class
Code: AF010W23A
Offered: On Sat
Jan 21, 2023-Mar 25, 2023
No class February 18, 2023
9 sessions
10:00 AM-12:00 PM Pacific Time

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$420.00 $0.00 $420.00

Jan 21, 2023-Mar 25, 2023 | Online | $390.00

Format: Online, Instructor Supported with Real-time Classes
Code: AF010W23Y
Offered: On Sat
Jan 21, 2023-Mar 25, 2023
No class February 18, 2023
9 sessions
10:00 AM-12:00 PM Pacific Time

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$390.00 $0.00 $390.00
$420.00 $0.00 $420.00

Jan 23, 2023-Mar 27, 2023 | Online | $390.00

Format: Online, Instructor Supported with Real-time Classes
Code: AF010W23C
Offered: On Mon
Jan 23, 2023-Mar 27, 2023
No class February 20, 2023
9 sessions
5:30 PM-7:30 PM Pacific Time

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$390.00 $0.00 $390.00
$420.00 $0.00 $420.00

Jan 24, 2023-Mar 21, 2023 | Tue | 5:30 PM-7:30 PM | UBC Robson Square Online | $390.00

Format: In-Class/Online (Blended)
Code: AF010W23E
Offered: On Tue
Jan 24, 2023-Mar 21, 2023
In-person: Jan 24, Feb 7, 21, Mar 7, 21. Online: Jan 31, Feb 14, 28, Mar 14.
9 sessions
5:30 PM-7:30 PM Pacific Time

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$390.00 $0.00 $390.00
$420.00 $0.00 $420.00

Jan 25, 2023-Mar 22, 2023 | Online | $390.00

Format: Online, Instructor Supported with Real-time Classes
Code: AF010W23H
Offered: On Wed
Jan 25, 2023-Mar 22, 2023
9 sessions
7:30 PM-9:30 PM Pacific Time

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Type Fee Tax Total
$390.00 $0.00 $390.00
$420.00 $0.00 $420.00

Jan 26, 2023-Mar 23, 2023 | Thu | 5:30 PM-7:30 PM | UBC Robson Square | $390.00

Format: In-Class
Code: AF010W23I
Offered: On Thu
Jan 26, 2023-Mar 23, 2023
9 sessions
5:30 PM-7:30 PM Pacific Time

1nstructor:


Fees / Tuition

Type Fee Tax Total
$390.00 $0.00 $390.00
$420.00 $0.00 $420.00