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Chemeketa offers seven French classes to help fulfill the arts and letters requirements of our transfer degrees.

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Why choose French?

French is spoken by more than 200 million people in 43 countries. It is an official language of –
  • Canada
  • The United Nations
  • The European Union
  • A large portion of Africa

Knowing another language and culture will –

  • Increase your career opportunities
  • Broaden your horizons
  • Enrich your life in ways you never imagined
  • Develop your intercultural sensitivity
  • Increase your global understanding

Taking one or two years of a second language can –

  • Fulfill university course requirements
  • Greatly increase your chances of getting a rewarding and better-paying job
  • Enhance travel
  • Open up a new world of friendships and understanding

What will you learn?

  • Listening, speaking, reading and writing skills
  • French culture, geography and daily life

What will you do?

French is very useful for students pursuing degrees in –

  • Art
  • Architecture
  • Civil engineering
  • Dance
  • Literature
  • Medicine
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Space/Aeronautics
  • Telecommunications
  • Theater

Have you studied a language before?

  • Where to Start

    Students who...

    ...are true beginners, who have not studied this language before (or in a very long time) or have not had significant contact with the language - take FR101

    ...have studied some of this language before, such as one year in high school, and know some basics, such as meeting and greeting people, counting, the  alphabet, describing people and things, the family, telling time, and using regular present tense verbs - take FR102

    ...have had at least 2 years in high school and are familiar with concepts, such as: telling the date, stem-changing, irregular and reflexive verbs in the present tense, numbers above 100, likes and dislikes, daily routines and food and can use direct and indirect object pronouns - take FR103

    ...have completed a year of the language in college or 3 or more years in high school and should be familiar with the past tenses, giving commands, the future tense, some subjunctive, and talking about work, health and travel - take FR201

    ...have grown up in a household where the language was spoken regularly and wish to focus on bringing their abilities to a more formal level, using proper grammar, spelling and accents and improving their reading and writing ability in the language - take FR201

    If with a language teacher for proper placement.