French Intermediate and Advanced

At the Intermediate and Advanced level, you should be able to understand most common and non-technical speech in French, and be able to hold a fairly fluent conversation on a variety of topics.

In this course, focus on improving your conversational fluency by acquiring more complex grammatical structures and sentence formation. Possible grammar topics, based on student needs, may include the advanced level verb tenses (conditional, future anterior, and introduction to subjunctive,) or use of relative pronouns. Increase your language spontaneity through interesting conversational exercises such as debates, presentations, cultural discussions, and small group work using French articles, poetry, websites and more.

Explore French language and culture in an enjoyable, interactive environment, guided by an experienced, native-speaking instructor. For extra practice between classes, you can access resources chosen by your instructor using our online system, Canvas.

Click here for a detailed course outline.

If you need to miss a class, French Intermediate/Advanced is offered several times during the week, so you have the opportunity to make up your class on another day if necessary.

This course can be applied to the UBC Award of Achievement in French and UBC Certificate in French Language and Culture.

Course Format

This course is offered in two formats: 100% online or in-class.

Please read our answers to frequently asked questions about UBC Extended Learning’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and for more information on how we are temporarily changing how we are offering courses and programs.

About Online Learning

Our online conversational language courses offer you a real-time virtual classroom experience where you can see and interact with your teacher and classmates. Each week, you log in at a set time to your class using our intuitive learning management platform, Canvas. Through Canvas, you access Zoom, a web conferencing app, for your live class. Just like in a classroom, you do individual, pair and group work, ask questions and receive verbal feedback from your instructor.

Outside of class time, you can access handouts and other materials online at your own pace and rhythm. You might be doing readings or watching videos to prepare for your next class, or practising with the material you have learned in your previous class. You do get out what you put in.

In order for a virtual classroom to be successful, we want to see your faces! Please be prepared to participate with your video turned on. We provide virtual drop-in sessions for you to test out the Zoom app before your first day of class.  We will also send you instructions on accessing Canvas before your course begins.

Learn more about online learning at UBC Extended Learning.

Available Sessions

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Jan 16-Mar 20, 2021 | Online | $370.00

Format: Online
Code: AF045W21Y
Offered: On Sat
Jan 16-Mar 20, 2021
No class February 13, 2021
9 sessions
From: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

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Jan 20-Mar 17, 2021 | Online | $370.00

Format: Online
Code: AF045W21G
Offered: On Wed
Jan 20-Mar 17, 2021
9 sessions
From: 5:30 PM-7:30 PM

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Apr 17-Jun 12, 2021 | Online | $370.00

Format: Online
Code: AF045W21Z
Offered: On Sat
Apr 17-Jun 12, 2021
No class May 22, 2021.
8 sessions
From: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

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Apr 21-Jun 9, 2021 | Online | $370.00

Format: Online
Code: AF045W21I
Offered: On Wed
Apr 21-Jun 9, 2021
8 sessions
From: 5:30 PM-7:30 PM

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$395.00 $0.00 $395.00