Basic French language at FAU involves six semesters of study,
including Beginning French (FRE 1120 and FRE 1121), Intermediate
French (FRE 2220 and FRE 2221), and Advanced French (FRE 3400 and
FRE 3401). Students who come from francophone regions, but who
may lack formal grammatical training or experience in
college-level French writing, may qualify to take
"Français de perfectionnement" (FRE 3340) to complete the
equivalent of third-year college French. Full course
descriptions, including pre-requisites required at each level,
can be found here, or in the FAU Course Catalog. Students wishing
to take French for their FAU foreign language requirement can
click here for specific guidelines and instructions.
We also offer several unique summer options for basic French
language study. In Summer A we have an intensive course (FRE
1150) that covers the equivalent of first-year college French.
This fast-paced and dynamic course provides students with a
near-immersion experience, all without having to leave South
Florida. Interested in studying French abroad? In Summer B, we
run an exciting new study abroad program in Southern France , in
conjunction with the Department of Visual Art and Art History,
that is designed to accommodate students of all levels.
All basic French language courses are taught by experienced
faculty and well-trained and supervised graduate students who
communicate uniquely in French using the communicative approach.
All basic French language courses combine language study with
cultural exploration, and include electronic and other multimedia
activities offered through our departmental
Media Center (FLMC).