Beginner 2 and Lower Intermediate are ideal if you already have experience with French through a conversational beginner course, or from your academic, personal or work life.
Add to your vocabulary and expressions in order to communicate in everyday situations involving travel, food, shopping, family and business.
Learn to talk about future plans and express past events. Focus on using French in authentic real-life situations to advance your language skills by learning more complex structures with a defined communication goal in mind.
Concentrate on speaking correctly, and distinguish between the past, present, and future tenses. Begin to learn about French nuances, including correct levels of language to use in various situations. By the end of the course, you’ll be able to conduct a simple conversation about familiar topics with only some hesitation.
Participants in this course should be at least 18 years of age.
Daily Schedule - In-person
In the mornings, focus on practical, true-to-life conversation practice in lively classes that blend instruction, feedback, small group and pair work.
On select afternoons, enjoy rich Francophone cultural experiences, workshops, or visits from French-speaking guests who bring their unique culture and perspectives to your class. This course may include short field trips to visit members of the Francophone community.
See a sample daily schedule for one, two and three-week Summer Institutes.
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.
To participate, you’ll need access to:
- an email account
- a computer, laptop or tablet using Windows or macOS
- the latest version of a web browser (or previous major version release)
- a reliable internet connection
No textbooks are required.
This Institute is offered in-person at UBC Robson Square in downtown Vancouver.
Outside of class time, you can access other materials online at your own pace and rhythm. One business day before the course start date, we’ll email you step-by-step instructions for accessing the online component of your course as well as information on how to find your classroom at UBC Robson Square. Please note you can log in to your course for up to three weeks after the course ends. You will not be able to access course materials after this time.
Please follow these steps to register for this Summer Institute.
- Click on Open all under Available Sessions. Please note all boxes are checked by default. Ignore the $0.00 total in the first row.
- If you’re registering for one week only, choose Standard fee (In-class July 8-12). Uncheck all the other boxes.
- If you’re adding a second or third week, keep these respective boxes checked.
- Click ADD TO CART. Please note: You may only register for Week 3 if you are registered for Week 1 & Week 2.
- Click COMPLETE REGISTRATION and you’ll be taken to a screen that says My Cart. At this point, you have the option of removing Week 2 and Week 3 if you have chosen these options but no longer wish to register for them.
Total fees appear next to Grand Total.