Summer French 2019

The Summer Language Institute is offering two French course options in summer 2019:

Summer Intensive Elementary French

Dates Days and Times Credits Tuition and Fees Instructor(s)
June 24-August 16 M-Th 9-12, 1:00-2:30 300 units $7,600 (estimate)  STAFF

Summer Elementary French is an eight-week course which helps students build a solid foundation in the basic patterns of written and spoken French and their use in everyday communication. Attention will be given to all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing). Completing this sequence is the equivalent of FREN 10100-10200-10300 during the regular academic year, and it will fulfill the College language competency requirement for UChicago students.

All students participating Summer FREN 10123 will participate in a four skills proficiency assessment as the final exam for the course. Students will receive University of Chicago certification describing their language skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening, based on the results of the proficiency assessment.

Reading French for Research Purposes

Dates Days and Times Credits Tuition and Fees Instructor(s)
June 24 -
August 2
T & Th 9 - 12 100 units



This intensive course is designed to help students with little or no background in French develop the reading comprehension skills necessary for academic research. To that end, students will work on grammar, vocabulary, and reading strategies. Students will read a range of scholarly texts, a number of which will be directly drawn from their respective areas of research. Some prior experience with French highly recommended. This course will culminate in UChicago's Academic Reading Comprehension Assessment in French.