Think French is passé Au contraire!

Bagnols-en-foret-village-01French is a true World Language:  More than 200 million people speak French on the five continents.  French is the second most widely-learned foreign language after English, and the ninth most widely spoken language in the world. French is also the only language, alongside English, taught in every country in the world.

French is a language that is easy and fun to learn.  Between 40%-50% of English vocabulary comes from French.  You probably already know hundreds of French words:  chic, cuisine, rendez-vous, bon appétit, fiancé, matinée, souvenir, coup d'état,encore, and many more!

French is a beautiful, rich, melodious language associated with love, reason and culture.  Speaking French opens up the world in the job market, in international relations, in travel, and in higher education. 

French is a natural choice for speakers of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese, because of their common roots in the Latin language.  Increase your options for undergraduate and graduate studies:  Enroll in a French course today!

Sources:  American Association of Teachers of French (AATF); Consulate General of Houston

 

Click on the video below to see a sample French 1 conversation and learn about two French 1A students and hear about their experiences with French. 

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COURSES OFFERED 

FREN 1A ELEMENTARY FRENCH I

5 units • LG-P/NP • Five hours lecture

This course offers a systematic introduction to understanding, speaking, reading and writing the French language. Emphasis is placed on communication skills, first in the classroom, then extending to wider cultural contexts.

  • Advisories: Eligibility for ENGL 1A
  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: CSU, Area C2; IGETC, Area 6A; MPC Area C

FREN 1B ELEMENTARY FRENCH II
5 units • LG-P/NP • Five hours lecture

This course offers further study of elementary French.

  • Prerequisites: FREN 1A
  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: CSU, Area C2; IGETC, Area 6A; MPC, Area C

FREN 2A INTERMEDIATE FRENCH
5 units • LG-P/NP • Five hours lecture

This course provides a review and completion of all basic gram­matical structures with oral and written exercises. Emphasis is placed on conversational practice with everyday vocabulary. Readings are related to French culture.

  • Prerequisites: FREN 1B
  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: CSU, Area C2; IGETC, Area 3B, 6A; MPC, Area C

FREN 2B ADVANCED FRENCH
5 units • LG-P/NP • Five hours lecture

This course provides a review and extension of grammatical struc­tures. It introduces students to literary tenses through prose and poetry readings from French literature and contemporary cultural materials. Greater emphasis is placed on conversational practice.

  • Prerequisites: FREN 2A
  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: CSU, Area C2; IGETC, Area 3B, 6A; MPC, Area C

 

Click on the video below to hear two advanced students speaking French and learn about their experiences with French. 

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FREN 50 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH CONVERSATION
1.5 units • LG-P/NP • One and one-half hours lecture

This course is designed to promote competency in the oral use of the French language, and to increase fluency by reinforcing previ­ously learned materials and by expanding vocabulary and patterns of speech. The course emphasizes the practical application of the language in everyday life situations and current events at the interme­diate level.

  • Advisories: FREN 2A
  • Credit transferable: CSU
  • General Ed. Credit: MPC, Area C

FREN 225A BASIC CONVERSATIONAL FRENCH I

2.5 units • LG-P/NP • Two and one-half hours lecture

This course introduces students to basic patterns of French conversation in realistic situations. It provides a foundation for FREN 1A.

  • Credit transferable: No
  • General Ed. Credit: MPC, Area C

FREN 225B BASIC CONVERSATIONAL FRENCH II

 2.5 units • LG-P/NP • Two and one-half hours lecture

This course is a continuation of FREN 225A. It includes basic patterns of conversation in realistic situations. This course provides a foundation for FREN 1A or 1B.
  • Advisories: FREN 225
  • Credit transferable:  No
  • General Ed. Credit:  MPC, Area C