Learn French

Learn French pronunciation and gain basic conversational, language, and reading skills for fun and travel, together with an introduction to French culture and contemporary topics.


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French Refresher

Saturday, January 13 - February 24
10:30AM - 12:30PM

$210 / Seven Classes

Instructor: Mary Helen Weber
Location: Victory Parkway Campus

Do you already have a passing acquaintance with this beautiful language, but want to refresh and reinforce your knowledge and learn a little more? This course gently reviews basics and then moves ahead to enable you to speak and comprehend more when traveling and in everyday situations. We will polish pronunciation and expand vocabulary though friendly conversation in French during each session. We will also touch upon highlights of French culture, geography, and travel tips, as well as reading in French. If you have taken French for Beginners through UC Communiversity in the past, we will be using the same book. You do not have to have taken French for Beginners with us to take this class.

If you do not already have it, please purchase the book--French: A Self-Teaching Guide, 2nd Edition, by Suzanne A. Hershfield-Haims ISBN 0471369586 or 978-0471369585


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French for Beginners

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$189 / Seven Classes

Instructor: Mary Helen Weber

Location: Victory Parkway Campus

Learn the basics of the most romantic of the Romance languages! This in-person course will offer a foundation of French pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar designed to make sense to American beginners. We will incorporate practice from the prior class in each session for retention and understanding while learning a new area of the language. Students will become acquainted with contemporary French culture and geography and develop basic conversational skills useful for travel and everyday situations, in an informal, encouraging atmosphere in a spacious classroom. Please purchase the book before the start of class.

Textbook available on Amazon approx. $14-20: French: A Self-Teaching Guide, 2nd Edition, by Suzanne A. Hershfield-Haims
ISBN 0471369586 or 978-0471369585


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Mary Helen Weber

Language Instructor

Mary Helen Weber has extensive background in French, has traveled and studied in France, and holds a masters degree in French from Harvard University. She has enjoyed teaching Communiversity students many times.