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Welcome to the French Program

The French Department at IVC emphasizes engaging and dynamic instruction and speaking in French. Our instructors are highly educated, experienced and passionate about teaching the French language as well as the French and Francophone culture. We believe that interaction is the ultimate means and goal of language learning and we create a stress free, fun environment that makes French approachable. We use activities like listening, recognition, repetition, dialogues, skits, games, songs, and videos. This style of teaching is effective and by the end of the first semester of French, students are already able to communicate with native speakers on basic topics. Additionally, students enrolled in French classes enjoy considerable support from their instructors and from the IVC community of French learners created through the engaging classes and extracurricular activities.

  • French 1 and 2, our first-year beginner French classes, focus on listening and communication, and develop speaking skills in everyday life situations.
  • French 3 and 4, our second year, intermediate French classes continue to focus on communication while making room for more advanced grammar and vocabulary.
  • French 10 and 11, our conversation classes, provide opportunities for improving and practicing vocabulary and allow for conversing freely in French.