About FREN 1200 A

Further development of French composition, comprehension, pronunciation, speaking, reading, and writing in a cultural context. Classes are conducted in French and students engage in active use of the language. Cannot be taken for credit after FREN 2100. Prerequisite: FREN 1100 or equivalent.


Prereq: FREN 1100 or equivalent; Open to degree and PACE students

Section Description

FREN 1200 is the second course in a two-semester sequence of beginning French. It is designed for the student with little prior knowledge of the language. Emphasis is on acquisition of speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills that will allow the student to communicate at a basic level. All classes will be taught in French. The University of Vermont adheres to the Department of Education’s expectation that for every hour in a classroom, a student is expected to complete approximately 2 hours of homework. Thus, you should expect to be engaged in the material at least 8 hours a week outside of the classroom. Important: Within three months prior to enrolling in your first language class at UVM, you need to take the online placement test (even if you haven't studied the language) and enroll in the course level recommended. Note that if you enroll in a class without taking the test, or enroll in a class below your recommended level, the system will disenroll you from the course (you will receive an email notification if this occurs). Find the placement test at go.uvm.edu/flp

Section Expectation

Section Expectations: Upon completion of FREN 1200, you will be able to: • describe yourself and others • initiate and maintain a more advanced conversation • compare and contrast people and ideas in a polite manner • begin to speak and write about past and future events • express likes and dislikes • fill out simple forms and documents and provide basic biographical information • engage in the reading of short, simple texts • have a broader cultural knowledge of the French-speaking communities and countries of the world today.


Evaluation will be based on tests, quizzes, oral assessment, attendance, participation, and homework.

Important Dates

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Note: These dates may not be accurate for select courses during the Summer Session.

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