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French 1 (online course)

Do you want to learn French for a holiday or for your study or work? Did you take French in school, but it has become a little rusty? French 1 will quickly help you get back on track! The course focuses on practical skills and introduces you to French culture.

This course is taught entirely online using the Virtual Classroom in Brightspace.

Target group

French 1 is for anyone who has little to no knowledge of French and wants to quickly acquire a solid foundation in the language. The maximum number of participants per group is 16.

End level

Course content

After this course, you will be able to:

  • understand simple words, phrases and sentences;
  • ask and answer short, simple questions;
  • follow a simple conversation;
  • write short, simple sentences about personal matters.

The emphasis is on speaking skills. Reading, listening, and writing skills will also be addressed. You will also learn more about French culture.


This course includes 8 online classes, one per week. Each class is 1 hour and 45 minutes. You should expect to spend 2 to 3 hours on homework each week.

Dates and times

Day Start date End date Time
Tuesday 28 September 30 November 19:30-21:15 hrs

View the full schedule here.

If you would you like to take this course but it is either full or does not list a starting date that suits you, please click here and you will be notified once you can sign up for new dates.

Course material

  • Nouveau rond-point pas à pas a1. ISBN: 9788484436652

After having registered for this course, you will receive additional information about the course materials in due time.

Certification and exam

To receive a Wageningen in'to Languages certificate, a minimum attendance of 80% is required. A diagnostic test is optional. With this certificate you can continue with French 2 (halfway to A2).


BSc/Msc WUR students € 60
WUR Employees € 250
Standard fee € 275