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French I

Do you want to learn French for a holiday or for your study or work? Did you take French at school but has it slipped since then? French I will quickly help you get back on track! The course focuses on practical skills and introduces you to French culture.

Classes take place on the Wageningen University & Research Campus, in the Forum building.

Target group

French for beginners is for anyone who has little to no knowledge of French and wants to quickly acquire a solid foundation in French.

End level

Course contents

French I spends time on grammar and vocabulary, but the course mainly focuses on communicating in French. You will also improve your reading and writing skills through homework exercises. The course will also introduce you to French culture.


This course meets once a week for 13 weeks. Each class is 1 hour and 45 minutes. You should expect to spend 2 to 3 hours on homework each week.

Dates and times

Startdate Enddate Day Time
4 October 24 January Wednesday 17.30 - 19.15 hrs.

Course material

  • Textbook: Alter Ego + 1
    ISBN: 978-2-01-1558107

  • Workbook: Alter Ego + 1
    ISBN: 978- 2-01-1558114

These books are available at the WUR shop in the Forum building on the Wageningen University & Research campus.


You receive a Wageningen in'to Languages certificate when you complete the course.


(excluding course material)  

BSc/Msc WUR students* € 90
WUR Employees € 400
Regular fee € 450

* Excluding course material
* This € 90 fee applies only to students with a signed authorisation form. Students pay € 90 if they need this language course for an internship/ thesis abroad. The internship/ thesis must be part of their prescribed study programme/ approved set of MSc examination subjects. The form must be signed by the thesis- of internshipsupervisor.

Prior to registration

If you are not sure whether this course is appropriate for your level and study goals, do not hesitate to contact our Service Centre for a no-obligation intake interview with one of our teachers.

Please contact:
T: +31 (0)317 48 25 52